Year 6 Students Transfering to Year 7 from an ESF Primary School – Key Dates

Please note the following key dates:

1-18 September 2020

Parents complete the Gateway secondary Year 7 transfer form

27 November 2020

Year 7 offer letters are sent via email by the secondary school of zone

11 December 2020

Deadline to confirm places the Year 7 place offered. ESF primary students are required to pay the deposit to confirm the place

Parents wishing their child to transfer from an ESF primary school to an ESF secondary school need to submit a transfer application for Year 7 (available only on Gateway). All ESF secondary 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 7 will not be considered.

All Year 6 students enrolled in an ESF primary school by 27 November 2020 are guaranteed a place in an ESF secondary school on completion of Year 6, with the following provisos:

  • A student joining before the end of Year 5 is guaranteed a place at the secondary school of zone according to residential address at the time of application;
  • A student joining Year 6 on or after 10 August 2020 is guaranteed an ESF secondary school place but not necessarily at the school of zone (conditions for period of commitment will apply).
  • A student residing in Discovery Bay is zoned to Island School unless requesting to follow a sibling currently attending another ESF secondary school.

A student joining Year 6 on or after 27 November 2020 cannot be guaranteed a secondary school place but will be given high priority on waitlist for a Year 7 place.

Important note:

ESF reserves the right to redirect students based on majority of transferring cohorts in primary school if there is overcapacity at any of the secondary schools. ESF also reserves the right to change the present zones to reflect the distribution of transfer applications. Secondary school zones will be confirmed in November 2020. Any changes to existing zones will be posted on ESF and school websites on or before 23 November 2020.

For Renaissance College and Discovery College Year 6 students

The guarantee of Year 7 place is with the corresponding secondary sections. Transfer requests to an ESF secondary school may be considered based on availability and date of written request starting from 1 September 2020 to the ESF Admissions Manager. There is no guarantee of transfer to Year 7 in an ESF Secondary School.

Please note transfer between a private independent school and ESF school and vice versa will mean payment of deposit and capital/building levy to take up the school place. See the school fees.

Updated: 6 July 2020