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General Information on Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System

Admission to Secondary 1 (S1) in September 2016


Applicable to Students Participating in SSPA
(Students studying Primary 6 in schools participating in SSPA)


General Information

Part 1 : Overview [Eligibility for Participation / Discretionary Places / Central Allocation]

Part 2 : Illustrations [Allocation of Discretionary Places / Division of Allocation Bands / Central Allocation]


Discretionary Places (DP)

  • Application to government, aided and caput schools as well as Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools participating in SSPA

[Application period from 4 January to 20 January 2016]

  • Application to DSS schools not participating in SSPA

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

[Please click to download List of Direct Subsidy Scheme Secondary Schools Not participating in Secondary School Places Allocation 2014/2016]


Central Allocation (CA)


Release of Allocation Results


Pre-Secondary One Hong Kong Attainment Test

  • For more information, please click here


Applicable to Students NOT participating in SSPA
(including newly arrived children and students studying in schools NOT participating in SSPA)


Schedule

  • Application to government, aided and caput schools as well as DSS schools participating in SSPA*

[Application period from 4 January to 20 January 2016]

  • Apply for the issuance of the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place from the School Places Allocation Section of EDB during office hours from 9 December 2015 to 20 January 2016, bringing along the originals of student-applicants' identity documents
  • Submit the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place and documents required to the school direct from 4 January to 20 January 2016
  • If student-applicants are admitted by participating secondary schools or Jockey Club Ti-I College at DP stage, the secondary school concerned will call the parents to inform them of the application results and the related arrangements on 5 July 2016, i.e. the date of announcement of the allocation results.
  • Application to DSS schools not participating in SSPA

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

[Please click to download List of Direct Subsidy Scheme Secondary Schools Not participating in Secondary School Places Allocation 2014/2016]

  • Application for a subsidised S1 place for 2016/17 school year*

[To be allocated by EDB]

  • Apply for a subsidised S1 place at the School Places Allocation Section of EDB during office hours from May to August 2016, bringing along the originals of student-applicants' identity documents. Places available after central allocation will be allocated to eligible applicants by EDB
  • The results of the first batch of applications will be announced in early July, the second batch in early August, the third batch in mid August 2016, and thereafter students will be informed individually

[*Eligibility for application: Applicants must be a Hong Kong resident, have never been allocated an S1 place through SSPA and have never studied in government, aided, caput, DSS and English Schools Foundation secondary schools.]



School Places Allocation Section of the Education Bureau

Address : Office 2, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre, 223 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Telephone : 2832 7740, 2832 7700

Office hours : Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm



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