Year 6 Students Transfering to Year 7 from an ESF Primary School

Please note the following key dates:

1-16 September 2022

Parents complete the Gateway secondary Year 7 transfer form

End of November 2022

Year 7 offer letters are sent via email from ESF Centre

5 December 2022

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

ESF’s all-through education, K1 to Year 13, enables a seamless transition from kindergarten to primary and from Year 6 to secondary. The close links our primary schools have with their associated secondary schools play an important role in delivering a positive experience and a good start to the year, for our Year 7 students.

ESF will process and allocate according to an ‘associated secondary school’ for Year 7 placement. Below are the associated secondary schools for each primary school.

Primary SchoolAllocated Secondary School
Bradbury SchoolSouth Island School
Quarry Bay SchoolSouth Island School
Glenealy SchoolIsland School
Peak SchoolIsland School
Kennedy SchoolWest Island School
Beacon Hill SchoolIsland School
Kowloon Junior SchoolKing George V School
Clearwater Bay SchoolKing George V School
Sha Tin Junior SchoolSha Tin College

Allocation for secondary school will be by ‘associated secondary school’ and NOT determined by the residential address. Please contact your ESF primary school for details.

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.

All Year 6 students enrolled in an ESF primary school by the end of November are guaranteed a place in an ESF secondary school on completion of Year 6.

For Year 6 students in Learning Support (LS): your child’s placement will be managed and allocated through a different process that takes account of the availability of Year 7 LS placements across all secondary schools. Your child’s Year 7 placement will be confirmed by the end of November.

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

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 to your school’s admissions office. There is no guarantee of transfer to Year 7 in an ESF secondary school.

Please note transfer between a private independent school and an 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: 28 July 2022