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General Information on Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System

 

Admission to Secondary 1 (S1) in September 2021


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


General Information
 
 

 

Discretionary Places (DP)

  • Application to government, aided and caput schools as well as Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) secondary schools participating in SSPA
    • [Application period from 4 January to 18 January 2021]
  
Implementation of New Arrangements for Notifying Successful DP Applicants starting from SSPA 2018/2020

 

Central Allocation (CA)

  • Choice-making period from mid-April to early May in 2021

Release of Allocation Results
  • Release of DP and CA results on 6 July 2021
  • S1 registration on 8 and 9 July 2021
 

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 Primary 6 in schools NOT participating in SSPA)


Schedule

  • Application to government, aided and caput schools as well as DSS secondary schools participating in SSPA*
    • [Application period from 4 January to 18 January 2021]
      • Apply for the issuance of the Application Form for Secondary One Discretionary Place from the School Places Allocation Section of EDB during office hours from 3 December 2020 to 18 January 2021, bringing along the originals of student-applicants' identity documents
      • Submit the Application Form for Secondary One Discretionary Place and documents required to the school direct from 4 January to 18 January 2021
      • Secondary schools participating in SSPA will notify parents of successful DP applicants of their children's inclusion in the Successful Lists for Discretionary Places on 31 March 2021
      • 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 6 July 2021, i.e. the date of announcement of the allocation results



  • Application for a subsidised S1 place for 2021/22 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 2021, bringing along the originals of student-applicant's 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 by the end of July, the third batch in mid-August 2021, 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 secondary schools 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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