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Application for Secondary One Discretionary Places (2021-22 Academic Year)

A. Application Procedure

1. Application forms are available from 12 December 2020 to 18 January 2021

2. Application forms can be obtained via one of the following ways:

i.  In person

Office hours:

Mondays to Fridays (including School holidays): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 

(School is closed on Sundays and all public holidays.)

ii. Download the form

3. Please submit the application form to the General Office in person or by post, from 4 January 2021 to 18 January 2021 (both dates inclusive) during office hours, together with the following documents:

i. The School’s Copy, the EDB’s Copy and the Parent’s Copy of the ‘Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places’ issued by the EDB

ii. Original copy of the applicant’s identity document (e.g. birth certificate/identity card / passport) for verification

iii. Photocopies of P4, P5 & P6 school reports^

iv. Photocopies of certificates of prizes and awards* (original copies are not necessary and will not be accepted) 

v. Two self-addressed stamped envelopes of a size not larger than 165 mm x 245 mm. If the application is made by post, three self-addressed stamped envelopes should be included as the Parent’s Copy of the “Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places” will be returned by post. Please state clearly on the envelopes ‘Application for S1 Discretionary Places’ and the full name of the student.

4. If the application is made by post, please enclose the above documents inside an A4-size envelope and state “Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places’ on it. Please ensure postage is fully paid and reserve the necessary time for mailing. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application. Parents are advised to send the application by registered mail to minimize the risk of unsuccessful delivery. 

^ Copies of P6 exam results should reach the school on or before 18 January 2021 by hand or by post if they are not ready on the day of submission. Please write the applicant’s name, student reference number and application number (to be provided by the school after the submission of application forms) on the top right-hand corner of the documents.

* Please ensure that all photocopies are in A4 size. The documents submitted will not be returned. Applicants are not required to submit any recommendation letters. Please keep the stamped Parent’s Copy of the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places and the “Identification Slip for Interview”.

Note: Applicants participating in the Secondary School Places for Allocation System may apply for not more than two secondary schools participating in the SSPA system.

B. Number of Discretionary Places

The number of discretionary places of our school is 50.

C. Selection Procedures

1. All eligible applicants will be invited to attend the first interview on 6 March 2021. This is an individual interview conducted in both Cantonese and English. Students’ abilities such as their command of English and Chinese, comprehension skills and presentation skills, etc. will be assessed. Please refer to the invitation letter for details of the first interview.

2. Short-listed applicants will be invited for a second interview to be scheduled from 15 March to 20 March 2021. Students' abilities, such as their command of Chinese and English, communication skills, presentation skills, organization skills, analytical skills, as well as social awareness will be assessed. Please refer to the invitation letter for details of the second interview.

D. Selection Criteria and Weighting

  1. Interview: 30%
  2. Academic result and rank order (provided by the EDB): 60%
  3. Conduct# / extra-curricular activities / awards / prizes / outstanding achievements: 10%

# The conduct grades must be B or above.

E. Release of Application Results

The school will notify parents of successful applicants of their children’s inclusion in the Successful Lists for Discretionary Places by letter and phone on 31 March 2021 (Wednesday). Parents need not make any enquiries before the announcement of the results.

Note: The information collected will be used for the purpose of processing S1 Discretionary Places applications only.


Secondary 1 to Secondary 5 Admission

The school admits new students from Form 1 to Form 5 throughout the year. 

F1-F5 Admission Criteria:

  1. Applicants must possess a strong foundation in English.
  2. Applicants need to be able to study in an English medium school.
  3. Applicants must have attained at least a grade B average in his/her conduct mark as shown by his/her latest school report card(s).
  4. Applicants need to be good at academic studies as shown by his/her latest school report card(s).

Application Procedures:

1. Applicants are required to submit the following documents in person or by post to the General Office:

  • Application form (Obtain in person or click here to download the form) 
  • Valid document for proof of identity of the student applicant (e.g. Hong Kong Identity Card)
  • Copy of the School Reports for the past two years
  • Information about academic and non-academic awards with relevant certificates (if any)

2. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the arrangement of an admission test which will assess the applicant’s abilities in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics.

3. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding the arrangement of an interview within 2 weeks after the admission test.

4. Successful applicants will be informed of the results within 2 weeks after the interview.

For further enquiries, please contact the School Office at 2336 3034 during office hours (8:00 am – 4:00 pm).