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Direct School Admission

Direct School Admission (DSA)

Introduced in 2004, the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school, based on a diverse range of specific academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Primary 6 (P6) students who do not participate in the DSA-Sec will continue to seek admission based on their PSLE results through the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting.

DSA- Sec talent area offered at East Spring Secondary School

·         Leadership (Girls and Boys)

DSA- Sec Criteria for our talent area

Students who would like to seek entry into East Spring Secondary School via DSA-Sec (Leadership) would have exemplary conduct and demonstrate passion to contribute in student leadership roles. The following is a typical student profile:


·  Demonstrates passion and interest in contributing to school and community through student leadership roles in primary school, such as prefect or Uniformed Group student leader. 

·         A high level of confidence when conversing about social issues. Interested applicants would demonstrate a genuine interest in current affairs or national, community issues and are able to articulate their thoughts in a clear and organized manner.

·         Has a good record of leadership experience in school or community / Values in Action projects that bring benefit to the school or community.

·         Applicants must uphold high standards of behaviour and responsibility, for example, demonstrating very good attendance and conduct, as well as consistent effort in studies and Co-Curricular Activity (CCA).


We will continue to use e-mode for the selection process in the 2021 DSA-Sec exercise. Shortlisted DSA-Sec (Leadership) applicants will be informed to attend an online interview, at their respective primary schools.

Application process

Applications for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the DSA-Sec Portal at MOE website, from 5 May 2021 to 1 June 2021, 3 pm.

For more details, please refer to https://www.moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa