Transferring A Student

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A child's parent or legal guardian may request that the child be transferred:

  • From one Primary School to another Primary School.
  • From one Junior Secondary School to another Junior Secondary School.
  • From one Secondary School to another Secondary School.

The Ministry of Education also allows a child to be transferred from a Junior Secondary School to a five-year Secondary School provided the child is tested and has produced results satisfactory to both the principal of the school and the Ministry.

The School Supervision Division of the Ministry of Education is the only authority that can authorise the transfer of a child from one school to another.

How do I transfer my child?

The transfer process has several simple steps.

  1. Contact the principal of the school to which you would like your child transferred.  The decision to accept your child will be based on whether or not there is space available in the school.
  2. If the principal at the new school agrees to accept your child, the principal will complete a Transfer Form and give that form to you.
  3. You must then take the Transfer Form to the principal of your child's current school for his or her signature.  By signing the form, your child's current principal is agreeing to release your child to be transferred.
  4. You must return the signed form to the School Supervision District Office for approval by the District School Supervisor III.  You can do so in one of two ways:
    • Return the form to your child's new school so that the school can forward it to the School Supervision District Office.
    • Return the form directly to the School Supervision District Office, using the contact information in the table below.

Once the District School Supervisor III approves the form, you will be informed and can begin the registration process at your child's new school.

District Office

District School Supervisor III

Contact Information


Mr. Manchoon Sooknanan

Tel. (868) 636-4800/4876

Fax. (868) 636-4839

North Eastern 

Mr. Bernard Tappin

Tel. (868) 668-6256

Fax. (868) 668-2240

Port Of Spain & Environs

Ms. Judith Pereira

Tel. (868) 623-2315

Fax. (868) 623-1275

South Eastern 

Mr. Seelochan Roopnarine

Tel. (868) 655-2759

St. George East 

Mr. Anthony Dalrymple

Tel. (868) 645-7516

Fax. (868) 645-7520 or (868) 668-2240

St. Patrick

Mr. Nedd Mc Cree

Tel. (868) 657-9286

Fax. (868) 653-3445


Ms. Belinda Dillon

Tel. (868) 639-5680


Ms. Joyce Barnett

Tel. (868) 653-7118

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Where can I find more information?

More information can be obtained from the School Supervision Division of the Ministry of Education or from the THA's Department of Education.  

School Supervision Division

Ministry of Education
18 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-9885
Fax. (868) 624-6412 or (868) 623-0661

Opening hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except public holidays.

Department of Education
Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport
Singh's Building
Dutch Fort
Tobago, West Indies
Tel./Fax. (868) 635-2219 or (868) 639-3105 / 5680
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, except public holidays

You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website by following the link below.



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