General Information on Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System

Admission to Secondary 1 (S1) in September 2019


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


General Information


Discretionary Places (DP)

[Application period from 3 January to 17 January 2019]

[Please click to download Handbook for Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places]

[Please click to download Notes for Parents on Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places]

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

[Please click to download List of Direct Subsidy Scheme Secondary Schools Not Participating in Secondary School Places Allocation 2017/2019]

 

Central Allocation (CA)


Release of Allocation Results

 

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


Pre-Secondary One Hong Kong Attainment Test


Applicable to Students NOT participating in SSPA
(including newly arrived children and students studying Primary 6 in schools NOT participating in SSPA)


Schedule

[Application period from 3 January to 17 January 2019]

[Please click to download Handbook for Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places]

[Please click to download Notes for Parents on Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places]

  • Apply for the issuance of the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place from the School Places Allocation Section of EDB during office hours from 6 December 2018 to 17 January 2019, 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 3 January to 17 January 2019
  • 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 9 July 2019, i.e. the date of announcement of the allocation results.

[Application period at the schools' discretion]

[Please click to download List of Direct Subsidy Scheme Secondary Schools Not Participating in Secondary School Places Allocation 2017/2019]

[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 2019, 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 2019, 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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