Parents, guardians and/or referring agencies may apply for admission of students if they are visually impaired and/or with hearing loss (with or without Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.)

SPED Admission Timeline

Application deadline When will the School Testing / Intake Assessment be conducted? When is the school's intake (i.e. When can students of suitable profile be enrolled into the school?)
By end of September for next year P1 intake / Junior CCP class Within 3 weeks of application New P1 or aged 7 intake (CCP class) will be at the beginning of each academic year
Ongoing for All other levels January to August General intake (e.g. transferred cases, etc.) will be taken in at the beginning of each Semester.

From 1 January 2023 onwards, all applications must be submitted using the digitised SPED application.

Parents can access the digital form at   https://go.gov.sg/spedschoolapplicationform or scanning the QR code below:

Parents may approach SPED_Application@moe.gov.sg if they have queries about the form.

Mainstream Mid-stream Transfer Policy Waitlist Policy

Transfer from Mainstream School to SPED School 

With effect from 10 October 2022, applications for a transfer from a mainstream school to a SPED school must be facilitated through the student’s mainstream school. Please approach the mainstream school Principal to apply for the transfer.

Direct applications from parents/legal guardians, private professionals, and hospitals will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit https://www.moe.gov.sg/special-educational-needs/apply.

Waitlisting in SPED Schools for Primary 1 / Junior 1 Placement

With effect from 1 January 2023, a child applying for placement in Primary 1 / Junior 1 in a government-funded SPED school can only be placed on the waitlist if the child has first been placed in another government-funded SPED school1 which serves the same primary diagnosed condition. Please refer to this link for the list of SPED schools categorised by the primary diagnosed conditions.

1A child placed in a mainstream school will not be eligible to be on the waitlists for SPED schools. Should there be interest to transfer the child to a SPED school, please refer to the “Transfers from Mainstream Schools to SPED schools” section for more details.

This requirement will also apply to returning Singaporeans entering SPED schools at all levels.

2This requirement will not be applied to P3 and above children who can access ASD-NC schools in 2023. This is because Pathlight School is the only ASD-NC school that offers P3 and above classes in 2023. This requirement will be extended accordingly to P3 and above children when the other ASD-NC school, St. Andrew’s Mission School progressively offers P3 and above and secondary levels.