Application procedure for students new to ESF

Thank you for your interest in King George V School and the English Schools Foundation. We hope you find the information on our website helpful and would like to become part of our community.

If you would like to enrol your child at KGV you need to complete an online application through ESF. Only students on this wait list can be considered for a place at KGV. Instructions and the application form can be found on the ESF website . Applications can only be considered if the Director of Immigration has accepted the family’s residential status and granted the relevant visas. We interview all our students before making an offer of a place and it is necessary that you supply an authenticated residential address in the catchment area of this school.

The curriculum we offer for each phase of learning is outlined on our website under “learning at KGV”.  We create a ‘school for one’. A place where each and every person engages in remarkable learning to achieve at high levels and be the best they can be. As English is the medium of instruction it is essential that students demonstrate fluency in English before a place can be offered. We use the ESF admissions tests to assess all students applying to KGV. No preparation is needed, the assessment are age appropriate and designed to ensure students can demonstrate sufficient English language skills to access the curriculum. Interviews and previous school history, reports and additional documents support the admissions process.

Please note that the following documents are necessary to support the application for your child and must be enclosed with a copy of the application form. These are:

a) student’s personal passport, visa and birth certificate;
b) parents’ passports and visas;
c) student’s school reports for the past two years;
d) a reference letter from the student’s current school;
e) one recent photograph of the student;
f)  student’s ID card if over 11 years old; and
g) two proof of residential address – a copy of a stamped tenancy agreement or a current government demand for rates bill plus an original utility bill or bank statement.

Once we have received a hard copy of your online application form and the supporting documents we will contact you to arrange for an assessment for your child if school places are available. Successful candidates who meet the English language requirements will then be interviewed along with their parents or guardians to ensure a smooth transition to KGV and identify any support that may be needed.

Please note we rarely take in students to join year eleven or year thirteen as students are already part way through a course. Each year we admit new students into year 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For information on the fees and finance involved please visit ESF and select the Primary and Secondary School tab.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you every success with your application.


If anything is unclear please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification.

The Admissions Office, King George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon

Telephone: 2760 6625

For general enquires about admissions, please email to

For Year 6 to Year 7 admissions, please email to