Direct School Admission (Year 1)


Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May 2020 to 5 Jun 2020. For more details, please refer to MOE website –

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

For admission into the ACS (Independent) Express Programme or Integrated Programme, students will be selected based on the following:

  1. Primary 5 academic results or equivalent results from 2019 and 2020;
  2. Talents in the following areas: Badminton, Basketball*, Canoeing, Chess – International, Computer Programming, Cricket^, Cross-Country^, Golf^, Mathematics^,  Music Elective Programme*, Robotics, Rugby^, Sailing, Science^, Shooting, Softball*, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Ten-pin Bowling^, Track & Field* and Water Polo*,

* For Basketball, Softball, Track & Field, Water Polo and Music Elective Programme, applicants will be asked to participate in performance tasks through video conferencing;

^ For Mathematics, Science, Ten-pin Bowling, Cricket, Cross-Country, Rugby and Golf (must have a Golf handicap of not more than 18), applicants may be interviewed through video conferencing, if necessary.

Selection trials will not be conducted this year because of the COVID-19 situation. Records in the MOE Centralised DSA-Sec portal to be considered for selection includes national age group rankings and/or results from national inter-primary school competitions and/or results from other competitions sanctioned by the respective National Sports Associations. Physical fitness test results, experience, qualifications and participation in the CCA(s) will also be considered;

Details on application process are available from the following documents. Meet us at our e-Open House (details coming soon!) on Saturday 4 July too!

  1. DSA Year 1 Write-Up, Time Frame & Talent Domains
  2. FAQ on DSA Year 1
  3. Express & Integrated Programme Write-Up