Placement Rights

Tanglin Trust School has a programme of Placement Rights, designed to offer accelerated access to a small percentage of places in exchange for a significant contribution to the school.

Two forms of Placement Rights are available:

Guaranteed Placement Right (GPR): offers a guaranteed place at the school.
Corporate Terms and Conditions
Individual Terms and Conditions

These are available for Term 1, 2 and 3 entry.

Standard Placement Right (SPR): places the nominee at the top of the relevant waiting list.
Corporate Terms and Conditions
Individual Terms and Conditions

These are available for a Term 1 entry.

In both cases, prospective applicants (corporate or individual) must meet with the school's normal admissions criteria. More detailed information on each option is available below. A limited number of Placement Rights are available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.


GPR

A Guaranteed Placement Right will act as an instrument to guarantee the place of a student into the school. The general terms and conditions of a GPR are outlined below:

Price $165,000 exclusive of GST ($176,550 inclusive of GST)
Term 7 years
Priority A GPR will enable a student to a guaranteed place at Tanglin Trust School subject only to Tanglin's assessment procedure. A GPR will rank behind staff but in front of all other applicants.
Automatic Conversion Once a child has been nominated to use the GPR, the GPR will be converted to a SPR for the remaining term.
Transferability A Corporate GPR can be transferred to a child of another employee of the same company, upon the nomination by the company of that child, but will be transferred over as a SPR.

An Individual GPR can be transferred to any other child of the holder within the immediate family or any other legally adopted child or other legal stepchild of the holder upon nomination by the holder, but will be transferred over as a SPR.
Trading GPR's are not tradeable on the open market, nor can they be sold back to the school. Upon expiry or end use, they will lapse.
Conditions A sibling of a GPR will need to be covered by his/her own GPR to gain the same special priority conditions, otherwise he/she will not obtain sibling priority.

SPR

A Standard Placement Right will act as an instrument to accelerate the place of a student onto the waiting list into a higher priority group. The general terms and conditions of a SPR are outlined below:

Price $85,000 exclusive of GST ($90,950 inclusive of GST)
Term 7 years
Priority An SPR will enable a student to accelerate into a higher priority group on the waitlist.
Transferability A Corporate SPR can be transferred to a child of another employee of the same company upon the nomination by the company of that child.

An Individual SPR can be transferred to any other child of the holder within the immediate family or any other legally adopted child or other legal stepchild of the holder, upon nomination by the holder.
Trading SPR's are not tradeable on the open market, nor can they be sold back to the school. Upon expiry or end use, they will lapse.
Conditions A sibling of a SPR will need to be covered by his/her own SPR to gain the same special priority conditions, otherwise sibling priority will not apply.

Priority Listing 

Tanglin gives priority to the following categories of students:

  1. Children of Employees
  2. Guaranteed Placement Right holders
  3. Standard Placement Right holders
  4. Former Tanglin students who have left their deposits
  5. Other groups
    • Siblings (who have been in the school for at least one term)
    • Former Tanglin students who took their deposits
    • Children of Alumni
  6. Normal Waitlist
FAQs

What are Placement Rights? 

Placement Rights are admission instruments designed to offer accelerated access to a small number of places in exchange for a significant financial contribution to the school.

Who can buy them?

Anyone can buy them, but we anticipate most demand to come from companies who are looking to relocate families with children and who are finding it difficult to secure places at Tanglin because of waiting lists. Many families are unwilling to commit to a move to Singapore without knowing their children's education is secure.

How much do they cost and what are the entitlements?

We offer two levels of Placement Rights: a Guaranteed Placement Right costs S$165,000 (excluding GST) and offers a guaranteed place at the school and a Standard Placement Right costs S$85,000 (excluding GST) and it changes the nominees priority on the relevant waiting list.

How will this affect my child's place on the waiting list?

Due to the high turnover we experience in our student population at Tanglin, we anticipate continued movement on our waiting lists. However, it is true that holders of Placement Rights will have priority over others. If your child's name is low down on the list and you have been told you face a long wait for a place, you now have the option to buy a Placement Right to secure that place.

I already have one child at Tanglin. How does this affect their sibling's chances of gaining a place in the school?

Siblings on the waiting list receive priority after Staff and Placement Right holders, regardless of their date of application, once their sibling in the school has been a student at Tanglin for at least one term. Sibling priority does not apply to the siblings of SPR or GPR holders.

What are the purchase procedures? 

GPR/SPR will be issued together with an invoice within 14 days from date of written confirmation of purchase. At this date, the student’s position on the waiting list will be changed to reflect their new priority. Payment must be made within 30 days from the date of invoice.