The following are the criteria that all applicants must satisfy:

  • The child has to be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore.
  • The child needs to be between 6 and 16 years old at the time of application.
  • Please note that in line with MOE practices, Singapore Citizens will get priority over Permanent Residents for admission. As we currently have a wait-list of Singapore citizens for a place in Grace Orchard School, we are sorry that we are not able to serve non-citizens at the moment.

The child has been assessed to have mild intellectual disability, defined as:

  • Significantly sub-average intellectual functioning in the range of 50 to 70 as assessed on an individually administered intelligence (IQ) test, and limitations in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills.
  • The child should not have another significant disability that may affect his or her ability to cope with and benefit from the school’s programmes and curriculum. Examples include, but not limited to, visual and hearing impairment, severe speech impairment or psychosis.
  • The child, at the time of admission, should be physically mobile.

In addition, the above mentioned applicants must also satisfy the following criteria:

• The child has been formally diagnosed with Mild Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Admission assessment for these applicants will be conducted across 2 consecutive days in a group-based educational setting (e.g. classroom, canteen, hall).