Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) make it easy for you to find answers to your most pressing inquiries into the KGV.  If you cannot find your answer here, please feel free to contact us or click here to see the general FAQS on the Online Admission System (OAS).  If you have any questions regarding our admissions process, please do not hesitate to email us at or contact us at +852 2760 6625.

1. Which year group should my child be in?

2. Which ESF School can my child apply to?

Students can only apply to the ESF primary or secondary schools in the zone according to their Hong Kong residential address (not applicable to Discovery College and Renaissance College).  Students from overseas can only apply to the school of zone for their expected area of residence in Hong Kong. Applicants from Hong Kong and applicants from overseas have equal status.  Zones are adjusted from time to time in the light of changing numbers.

KGV School zone covers:

Kowloon Peninsula (excluding areas south-west of Cherry Street and Ferry Street, see Island School) as far west as Ferry Street, Tong Mi Road and Tai Po Road and as far north as Lung Cheung Road area (see Sha Tin College), Clearwater Bay Road, Tseung Kwan O and Sai Kung up to and including Sai Keng Tsuen, Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong and Tung Chung.

Please refer to for further detail.

3. Where can I check for vacancies?

Our admission process will start between October and May each year. We will invite those on our waitlist according to their waiting priority for an assessment/interview if there are vacancies for the year group.

We do not take in new admission in Year 11 and 13 as this is the second year of the IGCSE and IB program.

You may wish to look for possible vacancies in other ESF secondary schools at this point.

Please contact ESF Centre at:

  •         Admissions hotline: +852 3762 2411
  •         Email:

4. How can I check on my waiting status?

External – we do not disclose the waiting order. Applicants will be invited via email for assessment/interview between February and April if there are possible vacancies in the year group starting the following academic year.

Please be reminded that ESF will send an email to those applicants on the waitlist for reapplication around February.  It is important to respond to these emails, in order for ESF to have your updated information.

Internal Transfer – we will contact the parents through their current school around the end of March/early April.

5. What is Individual Nomination Right?

Nomination Rights provide a fast track entry route for children into ESF schools, providing they meet the admissions requirements.

There are limited Nomination Rights available across all year groups throughout the whole year.

The proceeds raised under the Nomination Rights scheme are exclusively reserved for the funding of the capital projects.

Please refer to ESF website for details.

Please be noted that the application process is centrally handled by ESF Centre.