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Entry Into Secondary 1

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
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 Appeal

The appeal for admission to SJI opens on 21 December 2017 and closes at 12 noon on 28 December 2017.

Students appealing for admission to SJI MUST meet the cut-off point (COP) of the particular programme.

The COPs for admission to Secondary 1 2018 are as follows:
Programme Affiliated Non-affiliated
O-level 238 244
Integrated Programme 253 253

Please note that places available for admission to SJI via appeal are limited. There will only be vacancies if students posted to SJI decide not to take up the offer.

If there are vacancies, only students who meet the COP for the year will be offered admission to SJI.

Students who meet the SJI COP and wish to put in an appeal are to complete the prescribed form attached and submit the completed form together with the following documents:
  • Recent photograph of the appellant
  • A copy of the PSLE results slip with the aggregate score

The hardcopy of the completed form with the supporting documents are to be submitted to the SJI Student Services Office at 38, Malcolm Road, Singapore 308274 by 28 December 2017, 12 noon.

The opening hours of the Student Services Office are:
Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Only successful applicants will be informed. If you do not hear from the school by mid-January 2018, you may assume that the application is unsuccessful.


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.