09 June 2018
Singapore’s elite schools are broadening efforts to diversify their student population.
Raffles Girls’ School, Hwa Chong Institution, Nanyang Girls’ High School, and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Methodist Girls’ School have all said that their students are selected from a wider pool, but the exact socioeconomic profile of their intake is still kept a secret.
These schools have also initiated outreach programmes to soften their image.
For example, Hwa Chong Institution holds talks for parents and pupils in a broad array of government schools in a bid to share about its culture and how it can provide support to incoming students.
RGS principal Poh Mun See said she regularly shares her school’s programmes, support structures and scholarships with other school leaders.