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General Information on Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System

Admission to Secondary 1 (S1) in September 2020


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


General Information

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Discretionary Places (DP)

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

[Application period from 2 January to 16 January 2020]

  • Application to non-participating Direct Subsidy Scheme (NDSS) schools

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

  

Implementation of New Arrangements for Notifying Successful DP Applicants starting from SSPA 2018/2020

  • Secondary schools participating in SSPA will notify parents of successful applicants of their children's inclusion in the Successful Lists for Discretionary Places on 31 March 2020
  • EDB Circular No. 18/2019
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

     Versions: English , Bahasa IndonesiaHindiNepaliTagalogThaiUrdu , Punjabi (Indian)

 

Central Allocation (CA)

  • Choice-making period from early April to early May in 2020


Release of Allocation Results

  • Release of DP and CA results on 7 July 2020
  • S1 registration on 9 and 10 July 2020

 
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 schools participating in SSPA*

         [Application period from 2 January to 16 January 2020]

  • Apply for the issuance of the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place from the School Places Allocation Section of EDB during office hours from 5 December 2019 to 16 January 2020, 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 2 January to 16 January 2020
  • Secondary schools participating in SSPA will notify parents of successful applicants of their children's inclusion in the Successful Lists for Discretionary Places on 31 March 2020
  • 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 7 July 2020, i.e. the date of announcement of the allocation results

 

  • Application to NDSS schools

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

 

  • Application for a subsidised S1 place for 2020/21 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 2020, 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 2020, 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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Last revision date: 04 September 2019
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