Raffles Institution

school in Singapore for pre-tertiary education

Raffles Institution is an independent educational institution in Singapore. The school provides secondary education for boys only from Year 1 to Year 4, and pre-university education for both boys and girls in Year 5 and Year 6. The school offers the Gifted-Education Programme and the Integrated Programme. The schools is known to have 96 President's Scholars. The school alumni include first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and the first president of Singapore, Yusof Ishak.[4]

Raffles Institution
1 Raffles Institution Lane
Singapore 575954

TypeIndependent School
MottoAuspicium Melioris Aevi
(Hope of a Better Age)
Founded5 June 1823; 200 years ago (1823-06-05)
FounderSir Stamford Raffles
Sister schoolRaffles Girls' School
ChairmanMr Choo Chiau Beng[1]
PrincipalMr Aaron Loh [2]
Deputy PrincipalsMs Ng Mei Sze
(Student Development, Year 5–6)
Dr Theresa Lai
(Academic Studies, Year 1-4)
Mrs Reavley Munn Ye
(Academic Studies, Year 5-6)
Mr Brian Lagman Ang
(Corporate Development, Year 1-6)
Mr Edward Ng
(Student Development, Year 1-4)
Mr Chen Ziyang
(Organisational Development, Year 1-6)
GenderBoys (Year 1-4)
Mixed (Year 5-6)
HousesYear 1-4: Bayley, Buckley, Hullett, Moor, Morrison
Year 5-6: Bayley-Waddle, Buckle-Buckley, Hadley-Hullett, Morrison-Richardson, Moor-Tarbet
Colour(s) Green   White   Black 
MascotGryphon and eagle
Team nameTeam Raffles
PublicationThe Rafflesian Times
YearbookThe Rafflesian

It was founded in 1823 as Singapore Institution by Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. It is the school with the longest history in Singapore. Its name was changed to "Raffles Institution" in 1868.

The current principal of Raffles Institution is Mr Aaron Loh, who replaced Mr Frederick Yeo when he left the school at the end of 2023.



Sir Stamford Raffles founded Raffles Institution on 5 June 1823, making it the school with the longest history in Singapore. Raffles Institution was along Bras Basah Road at first, where Raffles City is now. The school moved to Grange Road in 1973, and then moved to its current location at Bishan in 1990. The Grange Road campus is now the MOE Teacher's Network.

Other websites



  1. "Board of Governors". Raffles Institution. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. "Organisation Chart". Raffles Institution. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. "Raffles | ABOUT". Raffles Institution. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  4. "ISSUU - Raffles Institution School Brochure 2012 by Raffles Institution". web.archive.org. 2015-02-19. Archived from the original on 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2023-02-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)