Beatty Secondary School

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Beatty Secondary School
Toa Payoh
Coordinates 1°20′31.47″N 103°51′7.55″E / 1.3420750°N 103.8520972°E / 1.3420750; 103.8520972Coordinates: 1°20′31.47″N 103°51′7.55″E / 1.3420750°N 103.8520972°E / 1.3420750; 103.8520972
Type Government
Motto Non Vi Sed Arte
Not with force but with skill
Established 1953
Session Single
School code 3003
Principal Mr Ling Khoon Chow
Colour(s) Navy blue, yellow

Beatty Secondary School is a co-educational neighbourhood secondary school in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It was established in 1953 and named for David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty, former Admiral of the Fleet of the United Kingdom. The school colours, crest, and motto, Non Vi Sed Arte, are taken from Beatty's coat of arms. The graduated cohort of 2008 presented the school with the best overall results in the GCE 'O' Level examinations throughout the school's 55 years of history. Average L1B5 value stands at 18, making it a Band 9 school.[1]


In 2016, due to a lack of Secondary One students, Beatty Secondary School had been selected to merge with Balestier Hill Secondary School. This process was made in ease with the integration of Beatty's students and of Balestier Hill's students nearing the end of 2016. At the start of 2017, the school would finally be merged as one.


In 2005, Beatty became the fourth zonal centre in Singapore to offer Higher Chinese (A Levels) courses. Higher Tamil and Malay have yet to be offered in the institution.[2]

Media mentions[edit]

Interviewed on Channel NewsAsia in February 2007, in a discussion on school upgrading, principal Boo Hian Kok expressed the view that schools should continue to ask for better facilities, provided they are able to justify their requests and prove they will benefit the students and teachers.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Beatty Secondary School website". Beatty Secondary School. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  2. ^ Wong Siew Ying, "More students keen to pursue Chinese Language as full subject", Channel News Asia, 9 November 2005.
  3. ^ "Prime targets 8 more schools", Channel News Asia, 15 February 2007.

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