Key Dates

Year 1 for children born in 2015 and Year 7 for children born in 2009 for entry in August 2020

YEAR 1 (2015)

YEAR 7 (2009)

DATE

EVENT

EVENT

1 – 30 September 2019

Central application period for parents to submit application: www.esf.edu.hk/application-form

Acknowledgement email containing applicant’s reference number will be sent upon submission.

NOT APPLICABLE

1 – 23 September 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Central application period for parents to submit application: www.esf.edu.hk/application-form

3 September 2019

Nomination Rights applications open at 10am:

www.esf.edu.hk/esf-nomination-rights 

Nomination Rights applications open at 10am:

www.esf.edu.hk/esf-nomination-rights 

25 September 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Supporting documents must be uploaded on the online application form.

27 September 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Acknowledgement email sent to all Year 7 applicants.

2 – 8 October 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Invite for testing

8 October 2019

Supporting documents must be uploaded on the online application form.

NOT APPLICABLE

14 October 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Acknowledge and confirm testing centre location (via email)

19 October 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Testing at Kowloon Junior School

21 October 2019

ESF sends email acknowledgement to all Year 1 applicants

NOT APPLICABLE

28 October 2019

Parents receive notification from the allocated school

NOT APPLICABLE

4 – 8 November 2019 (tbc)

Non-ESF Kindergarten applicants admissions interviews conducted at DC & ESF Kindergarten observations

NOT APPLICABLE

5 November to 

2 December 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Admissions interviews conducted at DC

29 November 2019

ESF Kindergarten & Non-ESF Kindergarten applicants receive interview result

NOT APPLICABLE

6 December 2019

NOT APPLICABLE

Applicants receive interview result

16 December 2019

Deadline for ESF Kindergarten & Non-ESF Kindergarten parents to confirm places offered by payment of deposit

Deadline for parents to confirm places offered by payment of deposit 

Primary Years 2-6

Applicants who have applied for Years 2-6 will be waitlisted in order of priority status and application date. Invitations for interview and assessment are sent as and when a position becomes available. This process also applies for Year 1 applications received outside the central application period.

Secondary Years 8-13

Applicants who apply for Years 8 to 13 will be waitlisted in order of priority status and application date. Invitations for interview and assessment are sent as and when a position becomes available.

This process also applies for Year 7 applications received outside the central application period.

Year 6 to Year 7 at Discovery College

All Year 6 students enrolled in Discovery College are guaranteed a place in secondary school Year 7 on completion of Year 6.

Application Timetable OTHER than Year 1 (children born in 2015) & Year 7 (children born in 2009)

2019-20 Academic Year

2020-21 Academic Year

Year Group

Application Date

Year Group

Application Date

PYP

Year 1 (2014)

Year 2 (2013)

Year 3 (2012)

Year 4 (2011)

Year 5 (2010)

Year 6 (2009)

Applications open 

Sept 2018

 

Applications close 

May 2020

PYP

Year 2 (2014)

Year 3 (2013)

Year 4 (2012)

Year 5 (2011)

Year 6 (2010)

Applications open 

Sept 2019

Applications close 

May 2021

MYP

Year 7 (2008)

Year 8 (2007)

Year 9 (2006)

Year 10 (2005)

Year 11 (2004)

Applications open 

Sept 2018

 

Applications close 

May 2020

MYP

Year 7 (2009)

Year 8 (2008)

Year 9 (2007)

Year 10 (2006)

Year 11 (2005)

Applications open 

Sept 2019

Applications close 

May 2021

DP/CP

Year 12 (2003)@

Year 13 (2002)*

Applications open 

Sept 2018

Applications close 

Aug 2019

DP/CP

Year 12 (2004)@

Year 13 (2003)*

Applications open 

Sept 2019

 Applications close 

Aug 2020

@ A student has to be in the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme (Years 12 & 13) for the full 2 years of the programme and should start school in mid-August of the beginning of the academic year. There is some flexibility in the starting date, but apart from in exceptional circumstances as determined by the College a student will not be able to start after 4 weeks from the start of the academic year.

* Applications for Year 13 will be considered where a student has completed the first year of the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme in another school. All cases will be examined on an individual basis, and the College reserves the right to accept or reject any application at its discretion, the final decision being that of the Principal. Applications for Year 13 will not be considered for students who have not completed the first year of the IB Diploma Programme / Career-related Programme.