Conditions for Entry
A candidate shall:
- Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the English language to enable him or her to benefit from a curriculum taught entirely in this language.
- Be up to the standard of the class appropriate to his or her age.
- Agree to conform to the regulations of the school and support school decisions.
- Live within the designated zone and be able to provide a valid address proof.
All ESF schools strictly follow the birth year to allocate the child's year group which means in ESF schools all children in a year group are born in the same calendar year. As we organise a differentiated curriculum we do not put a child in a year group above or below their chronological age.
The following year groups are for your reference for the academic year August 2015 to June 2016.
- Year 1 - Children born in 2010
- Year 2 - Children born in 2009
- Year 3 - Children born in 2008
- Year 4 - Children born in 2007
- Year 5 - Children born in 2006
- Year 6 - Children born in 2005
Children are normally admitted to Year 1 in September of the year in which they become five years of age. Interviews to determine fluency in English are held before admission.
In order to be eligible for admission to Kennedy School, you must live within the school’s catchment area.
The area from Caine Road to Aberdeen. Cheung Chau. Babington Path, Oaklands Path, Hospital Road, Des Voeux Road, Connaught Road, Queen’s Road Central (excluding the Central District hotels), Park Road, Breezy Path, Bonham Road, Caine Road and north of the Bonham/Caine Road line, Castle Road, Seymour Road, Mosque Street, Shelly Street, 97 Robinson Road and beyond (odd numbers), 72 Robinson Road and beyond (even numbers), Kotewall Road, Lyttleton Road, University Drive, Oaklands Avenue, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Baguio Villas, Cyber Port Road, Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Grantham Hospital, the Police Training School and Aberdeen Marina. Ap Lei Chau excluding South Horizons. Central District and Sheung Wan (excluding hotels); north of Caine and Bonham Roads to the waterfront.
Central Application Period for Academic Year 2016/2017 (children born in 2011) closed on 30th September 2015. All late applications will be placed on wait-list according to priority (see ESF website at www.esf.edu.hk) and date order received. Please note that all applications received after the Central Application Period will be considered only after Central Applications have been processed.
For ESF's primary schools, secondary schools and Jockey Club Sarah Roe School, the school fees for the academic year 2015-16 are as follows:
Starting from August 2016, the Hong Kong SAR Government will be phasing out the recurrent subvention to ESF year by year over a period of 13 years. Students entering Year 1 in 2016-17 will not be subsidised by the government anymore and the reduction will be covered by the tuition fees. It is anticipated that approximately HK$17,000 will be added to the tuition fees for Year 1 students in 2016-17 to cover the reduction in the subvention. There may also be additional increases to cover rising costs due to inflation.
The amounts of deposit for an ESF primary and secondary school place are HK$10,000 and HK$16,000 respectively, which have to be paid when a school place at an ESF primary or secondary school is accepted. This includes students who are transferring from an ESF primary school to an ESF secondary school. Payment details can be found on the ESF enrolment form.
For new students joining ESF schools in August 2015 and after, they will be required to pay a one-off non-refundable capital levy (NCL). The non-refundable capital levy (NCL) will replace the refundable capital levy (RCL) from the academic year 2015-16 onwards.
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