ESF schools receive a subsidy from the Hong Kong Government to provide an education for English speaking children who can not access the local system. Our schools are not selective: admission depends above all on the student's ability to benefit from an ESF education. Please click here to see our Admissions Policy.
Parents may submit application for admissions through our Online Admissions System to the current academic year and next academic year. There are waitlists at each of our schools and placement is dependent on places being available.
You may submit an application to ESF primary / secondary school and also to one or both Private Independent Schools (PIS). Parents are permitted to apply to both systems. For statistical purposes parents are asked to indicate schools applied to by ticking the box(es) on the online application form.
Central Applications for 2013/14 Year 1 (born in 2008) and Year 7 (born in 2002)
Application period: Central Application commences 1 September 2012.
Year 1 born in 2008 may apply from 1-30 September 2012
Year 7 born in 2002 may apply from 1-30 September 2012
(Please note that children already enrolled in an ESF primary school are guaranteed a place in an ESF secondary school.)
Corporate Surety Scheme
Starting from 3 October 2012, the Corporate Surety Scheme has been replaced by the ESF Nomination Rights Scheme. Please refer to the website for details.
Application to ESF Private Independent Schools (PIS)
Application to ESL Kindergartens
Application and information on admissions to ESL Kindergartens is available on the Kindergarten website. Please visit the website for further information on admissions procedures.
Click here to see the FAQs on admissions and the Online Application System.