Guiding Principles

There are a number of important guiding principles that influence the admissions procedures:

  • The Education Bureau stipulates that no more than 50% of places can be given to local pupils with Hong Kong passports only and at least 50% of all pupils in the Upper School (from Year 6 and above) must be weekly boarders. The School will, therefore, consider applications from pupils re-locating to Hong Kong from overseas after the published deadlines.
  • Applications from pupils from Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan can only be considered if their parents have Hong Kong residency and the necessary supporting documentation (such pupils are then deemed to be local Hong Kong pupils) or if the pupil holds an additional overseas passport eligible for entry to Hong Kong.
  • English is the only inclusive language of the School and applicants must be proficient in it in order to access the full range of the curriculum, and to be able to contribute positively to the School community.
  • The House structure in the Upper School means there must be a balance between boarders and day pupils, as well as boys and girls in each year group: this has consequences on admissions in the Lower School and the availability of places at any one time in a particular year group.
  • Apart from in exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the Head, the School does not normally accept pupils into Years 11 and 13.

Age Guidelines

Please refer to the age guidelines for the appropriate year of entry.

Entry in August 2018

Entry is open for all year groups for August 2018.  Please note deadlines for applications.

Admissions Timeline For August 2018 Entry:
Year Group Deadline for New Applications

Deadline for Previously Registered Applicants
(to inform admissions they wish their application to be moved to the next academic year, if not been rolled over before)

Assessment Dates
(as and when places become available)

K1 & K2 1 January 2018 1 January 2018 Spring/Summer Term 2018
Year 1 1 October 2017 1 October 2017 November & December 2017
Years 2-10 1 January 2018 1 January 2018 Spring/Summer Term 2018
Sixth Form (Year 12) Open Evening on 18 October 2017 1 January 2018 Autumn Term 2017/Spring Term 2018
(For registered and invited pupils only)

Applications from strong pupils after the published deadlines will be considered subject to places being available, especially if applicants are from overseas and do not have a place in a school in Hong Kong.