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General Information on Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System

 

Admission to Secondary 1 (S1) in September 2022


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 3 January to 17 January 2022]
  • Application to non-participating Direct Subsidy Scheme (NDSS) secondary schools
    • [Application period at the schools' discretion]
  
Arrangements for Notifying Successful DP Applicants

 

Central Allocation (CA)

  • Choice-making period from early April to early May in 2022

Release of Allocation Results
  • Release of DP and CA results on 12 July 2022
  • S1 registration on 14 and 15 July 2022
 

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 3 January to 17 January 2022]
      • Apply for the issuance of the Application Form for Secondary One Discretionary Place from the School Places Allocation Section of the EDB during office hours from 6 December 2021 to 17 January 2022, 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 3 January to 17 January 2022
      • 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 2022
      • 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 12 July 2022, i.e. the date of announcement of the allocation results


  • Application to NDSS secondary schools
    • [Application period at the schools' discretion]

  • Application for a subsidised S1 place for 2022/23 school year*  
    • [To be allocated by the EDB]
      • Apply for a subsidised S1 place at the School Places Allocation Section of the EDB during office hours from May to August 2022, bringing along the originals of student-applicant's identity documents.  Places available after Central Allocation will be allocated to eligible applicants by the EDB
      • The results of the first batch of applications will be announced in mid-July, the second batch by the end of July, the third batch in mid-August 2022, 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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