K2 Students Transfering to Year 1 from an ESF Kindergarten – Key Dates

Please note the following key dates:

1-15 September 2023

Parents complete the Gateway Year 1 transfer form

End of November 2023

Year 1 offer letters are sent via email from ESF Centre

8 December 2023

Deadline to confirm places the Year 1 place offered. ESF kindergarten students are required to pay the deposit to confirm the place

Parents wishing their child to transfer from an ESF kindergarten to an ESF primary school need to submit a transfer application for Year 1 (available only on Gateway). All ESF primary school offers are accepted with a two-year commitment before any transfer request regardless of residential address.

Applications are processed according to current residential address at the time of application; change of residential address following submission of application and prior to entry to Year 1 will not be considered.

All K2 students enrolled in an ESF kindergarten by the end of November are guaranteed a place in an ESF primary school on completion of K2, with the following provisions:

  • A student joining before the end of K1 is guaranteed a place at a primary school;
  • A student joining K2 on or after 23 August 2022 is guaranteed an ESF primary school place;

A student joining K2 after November cannot be guaranteed a primary school place but will be given high priority on waitlist for a Year 1 place.

Important notes:

  • ESF reserves the right to redirect students if there is overcapacity at any of the primary schools.
  • ESF is not able to guarantee the school place or the preferred school as there is overcapacity at certain primary schools.

Updated on: 27 July 2023