||5th June 1823
||1 Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore 575954
||Mr Frederick Yeo
||Mr S. Magendiran|
Mrs Theresa Lai
Mrs Reavley Munn Ye
Mr Brian Lagman Ang
Mr Edward Ng
||Hope of a Better Age.
||Nurturing thinkers, leaders and pioneers of character who serve by leading and lead in serving.
||Auspicium Melioris Aevi|
(Hope of a Better Age)
Raffles Institution (RI), founded in 1823, is the oldest school and centre for pre-tertiary learning in Singapore. It is an independent school in Singapore providing secondary and pre-university education. RI consists of a boys-only Year 1-4 section and a coeducational Year 5-6 section. Its current campus is in Bishan.
Starting in 2007, the school offered the six-year Integrated Programme, which allows students to bypass the GCE O-Levels, and take the GCE A-Levels instead. Known as the Raffles Programme, it is jointly offered with its sister school, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary).
RI was among the first schools to receive the Ministry of Education's School Excellence Award, which recognises "excellence in both education processes and outcomes". It is a member of various academic partnerships and alliances, such as the G20 Schools and The Winchester Network. It also cofounded the Global Alliance of Leading-Edge Schools.
RI was awarded the Singapore Quality Award in 2011.
|J. H. Moor
||1837 – 1843
|J. C. Smith
||1843 – 1852
|Rev W. B. Wright
||1852 – 1857
|John Barrett Bayley
||1857 – 1870
|Richmond William Hullett
||1870 – 1906
|Charles McGowan Phillips
||1906 – 1921
|David A. Bishop
||1921 – 1931
|Gwilym Coleshill Davies
||1931 – 1932
|David W. McLeod
||1932 – 1940
|M. R. Holgate
||1940 – 1945
|E. L. Shaw
||1945 – 1948
|E. H. Wilson
||1948 – 1951
|P. T. Howitt
||1951 – 1954
||1954 – 1957
||1958 – 1959
||1959 – 1963
|E. W. Jesudason
||1963 – 1966
||1966 – 1977
|A. K. Sigamoney
||1978 – 1985
||1986 – 1994
|Tan Tiek Kwee
||1995 – 1998
|Wong Siew Hoong
||1999 – 2004
||2005 – 2008
|RI & RJC merges
|Lim Lai Cheng
||2009 – 2013
|Chan Poh Meng
||2013 – 2017
||2017 – present
Raffles Junior College
||1982 – 1987
|Lee Fong Seng
||1988 – 2000
|Winston James Hodge
||2001 – 2007
|Lim Lai Cheng
|RI & RJC merges
- Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore.
- Benjamin Henry Sheares, second President of Singapore.
- Wee Kim Wee, fourth President of Singapore.
- Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore and former Minister Mentor.
- Goh Chok Tong, second Prime Minister of Singapore and former Senior Minister.
- David Marshall, first Chief Minister of Singapore.
- Lim Yew Hock, second Chief Minister of Singapore.
- Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade & Industry and Member of Parliament.
- Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Member of Parliament.
- Lim Hng Kiang, Special Adviser to Ministry Of Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament.
- K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Minister for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament.
- Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education and Member of Parliament.
- Howe Yoon Chong, former Minister for Health
- S. Jayakumar, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law.
- Lee Yock Suan, former Minister in multiple portfolios
- S. Rajaratnam, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- Balaji Sadasivan, neurosurgeon and former Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
- Tan Cheng Bock, physician and former Member of Parliament.
- Othman Wok, former Minister for Social Affairs.
- Prince Azim, second-born prince of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah.
Medical / Law / Defence Force
- Walter Woon, law academic, writer and fifth Attorney-General of Singapore.
- Albert Chua, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations
- Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim, first Attorney-General of Singapore
- Lim Bo Seng, World War II resistance fighter based in Malaya and Singapore.
- Lim Chuan Poh, fourth Chief of Defence Force
- Perry Lim, ninth Chief of Defence Force
- Choo Seng Quee, famed national football coach in the 1970s
- Quah Kim Song, former national footballer
- Abdul Ghani Abdul Hamid, writer, poet and artist.
- Alfian Sa'at, writer, poet and playwright.
- Chandran Nair, writer, poet and artist.