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     FrontPage Edition: Mon 27 September 2004

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Singapore Schools' Performance 2004


New School Achievement Tables replace the previous school ranking tables

School Excellence Award (SEA)


The School Excellence Award (SEA), the pinnacle award of the Masterplan of Awards, recognises schools for their excellence in both education processes and outcomes.


This year, three Secondary Schools will be presented with the SEA trophy. They are:

a. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent); 
b. Raffles Institution; and 
c. River Valley High School

School Distinction Award (SDA)


The School Distinction Award (SDA) recognises high-achieving schools with exemplary school processes and practices, and are on their way to achieve the SEA.


This year, twelve Secondary Schools and four Junior Colleges will be presented with the SDA trophy. They are:

a. Anderson Secondary School; 
b. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent); 
c. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School; 
d. Crescent Girls’ School; 
e. Dunman High School; 
f. Nanyang Girls’ High School; 
g. Ngee Ann Secondary School; 
h. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary); 
i. Raffles Institution; 
j. River Valley High School; 
k. Tanjong Katong Secondary School; 
l. Xinmin Secondary School; 
m. Hwa Chong Junior College; 
n. Raffles Junior College; 
o. Temasek Junior College; and 
p. Victoria Junior College

Best Practice Award (BPA)


The Best Practice Award (BPA) recognises a school for its effective practices and systems that lead to desirable education outcomes, academic or non-academic.

There are four award categories for the BPA. They are: Organisational Effectiveness, Student All-Round Development, Staff Well-Being, and Teaching and Learning.


This year, eight schools will be presented with twelve BPAs. The breakdown is as follows:

  • One school will receive the BPA for Organisational Effectiveness;

  • Two schools will receive the BPA for Student All-Round Development;

  • Five schools will receive the BPA for Staff Well-Being; and

  • Four schools will receive the BPA for Teaching and Learning

These winners will receive a plaque for each category of the BPA. The details are given in Annex B1 – B3.

A comparison of the number of BPAs won by schools in 2002, 2003 and 2004 can be found in the table below:









To date, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Raffles Institution are the first two schools to have been awarded BPAs in all four categories.


Source: Ministry of Education Press Release 26 Sep 2004

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