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Entry Into Secondary 1

Admission by Appeal

The appeal for admission to SJI opens on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 and closes on Thursday, 27 December 2018, 12 noon.

Students appealing for admission to SJI MUST meet the cut-off point (COP) of the particular programme. The COPs for admission to Secondary 1 2019 are as follows:
Programme Affiliated Non-affiliated
O-Level 238 245
Integrated Programme N.A. 250

Please note that places available for admission to SJI via appeal are limited. There will only be vacancies if students posted to SJI decide to transfer out. If there are vacancies, only students who meet the COP for the year will be considered.

MOE’s no transfer policy for students who have been successfully placed in a Secondary School via Direct School Admissions – Secondary (DSA-Sec) apply.

Instructions for Appeal
Students who meet the SJI COP and wish to put in an appeal are to complete the prescribed form attached. A copy of the completed and duly signed form is to be submitted together with the following documents:
  • A recent photograph of the student
  • A copy of the PSLE results slip with the aggregate score
  • A copy of the S1 Option Form (choice of Secondary Schools)

The hardcopy of the completed form with the supporting documents are to be submitted by hand to the SJI Student Services Office at 38 Malcolm Road, Singapore 308274 by 27 December 2018, 12 noon. Please note that the school only accepts hardcopy submission by hand, we do not accept submission via email or by post.

The opening hours of the Student Services Office are:
  • Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Monday, 24 December 2018 (Christmas Eve) – 8.00am to 12noon
  • Closed on 25 December 2018 (Christmas Day), Saturday and Sunday.

Only successful applicants will be informed. If you do not hear from the school by 11 January 2019, you may assume that the application is unsuccessful.

PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE APPEAL, STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT TO THE SECONDARY SCHOOL THAT THEY ARE POSTED TO.


Admission By PSLE Results

Entry into SJI is by merit only. Singapore students would be admitted based on their PSLE T-scores. Returning Singaporeans who would like to be admitted into Secondary 1 are advised to sit for the SPERS-Sec papers. Foreign students who would like to be admitted into Secondary 1 should have sat for the PSLE examinations and would be admitted based on their PSLE T-scores.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, foreign students without PSLE T-scores would not be admitted into Secondary 1.

All Primary 6 boys in Singapore will sit for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) at the end of the year. The PSLE cut-off scores for SJI are provided below.

Year of Admission Affiliated* Cut-Off
for the 'O' Level Track
Non-Affiliated Cut-Off
for the 'O' Level Track
Affiliated* & Non-Affiliated
Cut-Off for the IP Track
2019238245250
2018 238 244 253
2017 238 245 253
2016 238 246 253
2015 238 242 248


* SJI’s affiliated primary schools are SJI Junior, St Anthony’s Primary School, De La Salle Primary School and St Stephen’s School. Currently, close to 40% of the boys in SJI are from the affiliated schools.


Admission by DSA

The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy. For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools.

For more information, please visit the DSA@SJI page.