Results of Primary One discretionary places to be released next Monday

    The results of Primary One discretionary places for September 2008 will be released next Monday (November 26) by all government and aided primary schools.

     "There are 43,684 children applying for discretionary places in government and aided primary schools this year, of whom 22,633 will be offered a place in these schools.  A total of 9,777 are applicants with sibling(s) studying or with parent(s) working in the schools that they have applied to, whereas the remaining 12,856 are selected according to the points system," a bureau spokesman said today (November 23).

     Parents are reminded to bring the parent's copy of the Application Form for Primary One Admission and check the results of their application between 9am and 5pm on November 26 (Monday) or November 27 (Tuesday) at the school to which they have applied.

     Registration of successful applicants should be made on November 28 (Wednesday) or November 29 (Thursday) during school hours.

     Parents whose children have been offered a Primary One place are advised to note carefully the registration procedures and requirements of individual schools, such as bringing the parent's copy of the Application Form for Primary One Admission and the number of photographs required for registration purposes.

     "Parents who cannot register within the specified period should notify the responsible person of the school in advance to make alternative arrangements. Otherwise, they will be deemed to have given up their discretionary place," the spokesman said.

     Under the Primary One Admission System, each government or aided school may make use of about 50% of its total Primary One places as discretionary places.  The remaining 50% will be reserved for Central Allocation at a later stage.

     "Parents of the applicants who failed to secure a discretionary place or who only opted for Central Allocation will be invited by letter by the EDB in mid-January 2008 to make choices of schools for Central Allocation at a designated Central Allocation Centre on January 26 or 27. Primary One places will then be allocated to these children in Central Allocation," the spokesman said.

     "Parents should note that once their children have been allocated a Primary One place, they cannot take part in the Primary One Admission System again in future," he added.

Ends/Friday, November 23, 2007
Issued at HKT 16:00