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12 May 2021

Confirmation of School Place and Advance Fees for 2021/22 – ESF Schools

Dear Parents

As we approach the end of the school year, we are writing to let you know the procedure to confirm your child’s place for 2021/22. If you will be withdrawing your child and have submitted the Withdrawal Notice to your school, please ignore this letter.

Every year, parents need to reserve a school place for their child for the following year through making an advance payment of September’s fees as a surety. The following parents are exempted from making advance payment as school places for their children are already reserved:

A parent

  1. whose child is currently attending Year 6 and have secured a Year 7 place in any ESF schools for 2021/22 already; or
  2. whose child is newly enrolled to an ESF school to start in August 2021, including those who will attend Year 1 and Year 7; or
  3. who is a civil servant and receiving “local education allowance” (LEA) from the HKSAR Government; or
  4. who has already paid the Refundable Capital Levy (RCL) of HK$25,000 and the levy is still on account.


Advance Payment

Advance payment for 2021/22 are as follows:

Primary Years 2 to 6 HK$11,580
Secondary Years 8 to 11 HK$13,380
Secondary Years 12 to 13 HK$14,070


The advance payment will be used to offset tuition fees for September 2021. Please note that your child’s school place will not be confirmed if we do not receive your advance fees before the payment due date or if there are any outstanding tuition fees on account without prior arrangements at the beginning of the next academic year.



The advance payment will be debited from your designated bank account on 2 August 2021. Please ensure that there are sufficient funds in the account. If you have not set up the direct debit authorisation, please complete the Direct Debit Authorisation Form and send it back to English Schools Foundation, G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong by 1 June 2021 as it takes up to 6 weeks for the bank to process the direct debit.

If your monthly tuition fees are being settled by your employer directly, please make the payment by cheque on or before 15 July 2021:

  1. Click here to download and complete the cheque payment slip;
  2. Send the cheque payment slip together with a crossed cheque made payable to “English Schools Foundation” to “G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong” on or before 15 July 2021. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.


Student withdrawals

If you are withdrawing your child at the end of this academic year, please complete the Student Withdrawal Notice and return it to the school office via email by 1 June 2021. Otherwise, we will assume that your child is returning after summer and parents are liable to the tuition fees for September 2021 even if the student does not return to school.

Please email the school office to obtain the Student Withdrawal Notice, or download it here.

Should you have any queries regarding the above, please contact our Billing Team at

We would like to thank you for your cooperation on this matter, and we wish your child every success in 2021/22.


Yours sincerely

Vivian Cheung                                   Julie Wong
Chief Financial Officer                     ESF Admissions Manager