what is direct school admission (DSA)?

The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy.


For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools.


Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to apply to some schools before taking the PSLE.

Students apply based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

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is judo a listed dsa programme? 

Judo is an upcoming sport and many schools constantly scout for strong individuals for recruitment into their institutions through the Direct School Admissions (DSA) exercise.


The institutions include:

  • Raffles Institution

  • Hwa Chong Institution

  • Nanyang Girls' High School

  • St Gabriel's Secondary School

  • Assumption English School

  • Peirce Secondary School

  • Hougang Secondary School


The Dojo’s head instructor, Tan Yi, is also the head coach at Raffles Institution and has the added advantage in training and grooming your young talents. With The Dojo’s support, we can provide your child with the necessary training to aid them in their learning journey.