It is yet another year, and another Secondary 1 posting exercise concluded. It must be a harrowing journey for parents and students who have finally overcome the huge challenge of PSLE and their school selection! If your child has successfully gotten into their school of choice: congratulations! And for those who have not, we hope that you and your child will still be able to make the most of the situation – or find success in appealing to another school.
In fact, that’s what our guide will be touching upon. Wondering what you can do or should be doing after getting your child’s Sec 1 posting results? We know some of you may be busy getting into the festivities of Christmastime, but it’s also only a few days left before school starts – so here are some things you should be taking note of regarding your child’s new school!
Can I appeal to go to another school?
Yes, appealing to another school is possible. However, success for appealing to another school is not always guaranteed.
Your child’s results must be within the cut-off point for the school, and the school you appeal to must have available vacancies for them to consider your appeal. If you feel like you have a very compelling reason to appeal, you can try your luck by filing an appeal.
Bear in mind that the appeal process will be ongoing in January. Your child should still attend school at their posted secondary school in case the appeal takes a while to be approved or is not successful.
Appealing for medical reasons
Students with medical conditions that require special arrangements at school can appeal if they judge that their posted secondary school is unable to meet their needs. If your appeal falls under this category, you should file your appeal with your child’s posted secondary school in person by 12pm of the day following the release of school posting results.
Appealing for non-medical reasons
If you want to appeal for other reasons, you can do so by applying directly to your preferred school. Different schools may have different appeal processes and requirements. Do check with the school’s website or enquire directly with them for instructions on how to appeal. And, act fast! Some of the school’s close their appeals as quickly as 1 day after the posting results are released.