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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 SSPANote
     
  
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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