Press Releases


28 Sept 2016ESF launches new sports programme for pre-school children
26 Sept 2016ESF produces Hong Kong’s first IB Career-related Programme graduates
14 Sept 2016ESF International Kindergarten, Tung Chung opens
25 August 2016Over 200 graduates honoured at the ESF Chairman’s Awards Ceremony
19 August 2016ESF welcomes new West Island School Principal


27 July 2016Application for Years 1 & 7 commences on 1 September 2016
7 July 2016Record-breaking IB results for ESF students
28 June 2016ESF students celebrate World Refugee Day
13 June 2016Limited ESF school vacancies available in 2016/17
5 June 2016ESF student shines a light as young journalist
4 June 2016ESF Nicola Myers & Kenneth McBride Memorial Fund helps over 100 local students in schooling
2 June 2016How Children Learn to Communicate: A workshop presented by the ESF Language & Learning Centre
16 May 2016ESF Language & Learning Centre Turns One
29 Apr 20161,500 ESF students pledge to make a greener world
26 Apr 2016ESF students with special needs create artwork to raise fund
24 Mar 2016Parent seminars to find out more about ESF – an education worth having
18 Mar 2016ESF International Kindergarten, Tung Chung opens this August
2 Mar 2016ESF NGO Conference inspires curious minds
17 Feb 2016ESF students bring winter warmth to the elderly
16 Feb 2016Parent seminars: Find out more about ESF – an education worth having
20 Jan 2016Hong Kong universities remain top choices for ESF graduates
7 Dec 2015ESF students organised a Food Distribution Day to help the needy
24 Nov 2015ESF Donated HK$80,000 Prize to Cambodian Disadvantaged Children
23 Nov 2015ESF jazz festival raises funds for special needs community
21 Sept 2015ESF launches Strategic Plan 2015-2020
17 Sept 2015Discovery College Student Artwork on IB Magazine
26 August 2015187 graduates awarded ESF Chairman’s Awards for Excellence


4 August 2015ESF application for Years 1 and 7 commences on 1 September
7 July 2015Record-breaking achievement for ESF students in the IB Diploma
12 June 2015ESF No Ceiling Project helps gifted students achieve beyond the ceiling
10 June 2015ESF opens new ESF Language & Learning Centre in Wan Chai
21 May 2015HKSI and ESF sign MOU to form partnership for enhancing full-time athletes’ senior secondary
20 May 2015ESF welcomes new Chairman
27 March 2015ESF South Island School breaks world record for charity
11 March 2015Ten ESF students attain "Top in the World" for Cambridge IGCSE
28 January 2015ESF opens new early-years learning centre to nuture children's curiosity and inquiring minds 
21 January 2015Hong Kong universities remain top choices for ESF graduates
9 December 2014RCHK and HKRFU in partnership for sport development
28 November 2014ESF jazz festival raises funds for SEN students 
27 August 2014196 ESF graduates awarded the ESF Chairman’s Award for Excellence 2014
18 August 2014RCHK and SCAD (HK) launch Hong Kong’s first IB Career-related Certificate
13 August 2014ESF application for Years 1 and 7 commences on 1 September


7 July 2014ESF celebrates a record-breaking number of 13 IB full mark scorers (Updated)
5 June 2014ESF announces new levy scheme for capital fund raising
29 April 2014KGV field opens with world record
28 March 2014ESF announces moderate fee increases for 2014-15
26 March 2014Seven students from ESF awarded Top in the World in Cambridge 2013 examinations
22 JanuaryLocal universities remain top choices for ESF graduates
15 JanuaryPaving the way for special needs students
16 DecemberESF raises funds for special needs children with jazz
3 DecemberDiscovery College students support Philippines relief efforts
29 NovemberKennedy School raised HK$328,488 for Typhoon Haiyan relief
25 NovemberKowloon Junior School all under one roof
22 NovemberKGV unveils new blocks for Science and Performing Arts
18 NovemberESF removes ceiling for gifted students
3 OctoberESF schools in partnership with HKRFU
4 SeptemberESF students achieved 56% A* or A in 2013 GCSE/IGCSE exams


8 August 134 ESF students graduating with excellence award
8 July 831 ESF students get IB Diploma – largest group in ESF history!
18 JuneESF Board decides to accept Government's proposal
7 JuneConclusion of the review of the ESF subvention
31 MayESF announces new Chief Executive Officer
19 April Kemal Bokhary receives KGV's third Alumni Award
4 FebruaryESF announces new admissions policy
31 JanuaryESF in urgent need of solution for Island School
23 JanuaryESF students reaching out locally and globally
12 SeptemberESF establishes Nomination Rights Scheme
6 September326 ESF students recognised for excellence


9 JulyESF students out-performing IB schools worldwide
21 JuneRenaissance College introduces Nomination Rights Scheme
4 MayRendez-vous with top French and Spanish chefs at South Island School
20 AprilHong Kong student crowned champion in world debating contest
30 MarchKennedy School all "masked" to campaign for fresh air
5 MarchKowloon Junior School redevelopment ready to go
23 FebruaryESF University Fair gains popularity with universities worldwide
2 FebruarySix ESF students awarded Cambridge's Top in the World
17 JanuaryPaving the way for special students
27 OctoberESF announces new Parent Members of the Board of Governors
6 OctoberApplication for ESF Kindergartens has commenced
28 SeptemberESF launches new Therapy Centre
9 SeptemberESF and Scottish Opera jointly present Carmen  
1 SeptemberESF central application commences today


26 AugustESF students continue to excel in GCSE
26 AugustDiscovery College introduces Nomination Rights Scheme
7 July ESF students out-performing IB schools worldwide
26 MayESF Jockey Club Sarah Roe School opens new library for special needs children
19 MayEnglish Language Teachers shared insights at the English as Second Language Conference
3 MayEnglish Schools Foundation announces new Chairmanship
20 AprilHeartfelt thanks from Japanese community
29 MarchAh Chung’s latest masterpiece open for auction at ESF King George V School’s Fund Raising Gala Dinner
21 MarchESF Marketing Competition Unveils creative pulse for the Portal
21 FebruaryESF Educational Services offers Easter revision courses for students preparing for their IB finals
21 JanuaryReducing carbon footprint at ESF Island School
13 JanuaryThe tasty lessons at South Island School – ‘La Journée du Goût’
20 DecemberAdopt a book, help children in need
19 NovemberUpsurge in demand for ESF places
17 NovemberFelice Lieh Mak to step down from Chair of English Schools Foundation