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 and completely independent in toileting.


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).


Closing dates for submission of complete applications are as follows:

  • Current school year Term 3 admission – by 15 April

Admission Assessment Period (February – May)


  • Next school year Term 1 admission – by 14 August

Admission Assessment Period (July – October)

All applications to study at Grace Orchard School must be made on the proper Admission Form.

The following supporting documents must be submitted together with the completed application form:

1. Birth Certificate of the child (photocopy).

2. NRIC of parent(s) / legal guardian (photocopy).

3. One recent passport-sized photograph of the child.

4. Grace Orchard School Medical Report (duly completed by a qualified medical practitioner within one year prior to the date of submission of the application form).

5. Psychological Report (assessment completed within 2 years prior to the date of submission of the application form). The report must include the following items:

a. Results of the child’s individually administered intellectual assessment that present an overview of the child’s general cognitive / intellectual functioning. They should include verbal, non-verbal and global scores. If specific IQ scores are not obtained, reasons should be given. Language(s) used during the testing is (are) to be indicated.

b. Results of the child’s social and adaptive functioning as measured by an adaptive behavior assessment.

c. Summary of the child’s individual educational needs.

6. School Reports that include the following items (if applicable):

a. Report book (results for all semesters).

b. Learning Support Programme assessment data (eg, Singapore Word Reading Test results, School Readiness Test score, SMART results).

c. Reports from previous / current class teacher / Learning Support Co-ordinator on the child’s learning, behavior, social skills, etc.

d. Progress report.

e. Samples of child’s work in class or examination papers.

f. Individual Education Plan (IEP).

7. Reports and recommendations from professionals (eg, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Guidance Officers) working with the child.

In addition to all of the above, for children with autistic spectrum disorder, the following must also be submitted:

8. Diagnostic Report that includes data from clinical observations and diagnostic interviews / observations schedules / checklists indicating that the child meets established criteria for autism.

Applicants are reminded to check that all the required data and information have been fully compiled before submitting their applications to the school. Completed application forms together with all the supporting documents as listed above can be sent to the following address:

The Principal

Grace Orchard School

6A Jurong West Street 52

Singapore 649297

You can also contact the school office at 6561 9128 for further enquiries.


AM Session – From 7.45am to 12.30pm

Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID) Programme

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programme

Kindness 1 – 6 13 – 14 years old Love 1 – 3 13 – 18 years old
Victory 1 – 7 15 – 16 years old
Glory 1 – 2 17 – 18 years old

PM Session – From 12.15pm to 5.00pm

Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID) Programme

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Programme

Joy 1 – 3

7 – 8 years old

Love 4 – 7

7 – 12 years old

Peace 1 – 4

9 – 10 years old

Hope 1 – 6

11 – 12 years old

Monthly School Fees

ASD Programme – $200 per month

MID Programme – $20 per month

Above fees do not include payment for uniform, school bus services or other special extra-curricular activities.

Payment by GIRO

School fees must be paid by GIRO.

Fees will be deducted from the designated account on the 28th of each month.


Parents who wish to use their child’s Edusave as the mode of payment will have to contact the school’s Finance Executive (6561 9128 x 105).

New Students

All new students will have to pay cash for the first month after admission while awaiting the GIRO arrangement to take effect.

Withdrawal of Students

School fees for the month must still be paid in full in the event that a student withdraws from the school before the month is up.

School Canteen

Grace Orchard School has the following stalls catering to students and staff:

  • Malay Stall
  • Chinese Stall
  • Gopi-O Café

The malay stall and Chinese stall generally operate from 9.00am to 4.00pm during the entire school week. However, the café only operates from 1.00pm to 3.30pm for 4 days in the week.

The school has arranged for a private commercial company ( Sze Hwa Contractor ) to provide relevant bus transport services for our students.

The contact details of the bus transportation company are as follows:

Sze Hwa Contractor

Contact Person – Mr Pang Eng Jiam

Office Address:

c/o Corporate Office – Grace Orchard School

6A  Jurong West St 52  Singapore 649297

Telephone: Hp – 9651 8202

Please note that parents / caregivers that want to engage the above company for the daily transportation of their children to GOS will be doing so on a private contractual paying basis. The school is only playing a liaison role between the company and interested parents / caregivers.

Do click on the link below to download a copy of the School Bus Transport Service Information Note and relevant registration forms for your reading before contacting the transport company.

Please click HERE to view or download.

School Uniform Supplier

Jeep Sing Fashion
Blk 4012 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-08 Techplace 1 Singapore 569628
Tel: 6456 3198 Fax: 6456 3176

Monday to Friday – 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 10.00am to 2.00pm

Sale of Uniform in School

Jeep Sing Fashion will be at Grace Orchard School canteen to sell the uniform (including shoes and socks) on the following dates (Mondays) in school year 2020

(No sale during lunch hour – 12.15pm to 12.45pm)

20 Jan 10 & 24 Feb 23 Mar 27 Apr
10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm
18 May 29 Jun 27 Jul 24 Aug
10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm
28 Sept 26 Oct 10 & 11 Dec
10.30am to 1.30pm 10.30am to 1.30pm 10.00am to 1.00pm

(School Holidays – Thursday & Friday)

Financial Assistance  

Grace Orchard School provides financial assistance to needy students. Financial assistance will be given to families with low income and going through other hardships.

Please contact Social Worker at 6561 9128 ext 201 / 202 for more information.