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Third School Allocation Exercise 2012 invites application for allocation of a new school for social development cum residential home

     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (July 27) that a new school premises under planning in Jordan Valley, Kwun Tong, would be open for application by eligible bodies for operating a new school for social development (SSD) cum residential home for girls in the Third School Allocation Exercise (SAE) 2012.

     "Allocation of the school premises is on a competitive basis.  Quality of education and residential service will be the prime considerations in assessing the applications submitted.  Factors to be considered include the operational track record of the applicant bodies in running schools, and the quality of the proposed school plan in running a new SSD and providing residential service.  In the event that the overall assessments of more than one applicant are comparable, preference will be given to the applicant(s) with a proven track record in running special schools in Hong Kong, especially a school for social development and residential home service for children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties," an EDB spokesman said.

     All applications will be considered by the School Allocation Committee comprising official and non-official members.  A representative from the Social Welfare Department will be co-opted as an official member of the Committee for the allocation exercise.  The applicant bodies are required to complete an application form and submit it together with the required supporting documents and a proposed plan covering the school portion and the residential home portion (of not more than 15 pages including all annexes plus a two-page executive summary).  For the school portion, the proposed plan should set out the vision and mission, management and organisation, learning and teaching, school ethos and support for students, performance targets and self-evaluation indicators.  For the residential home portion, the proposed plan should set out quality aspects including the core service provision, performance management, human resources management, planning of service commencement, financial management and innovative and value-added measures.  The applicant body may also make reference to other school(s), residential home(s) or non-profit-making social services that it is operating and their respective performance to substantiate its case.

     In line with the established policy for school allocation, the applicant body should be a charitable institution or trust of a public character exempted from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, and must be:

(1) incorporated under the Companies Ordinance (the successful applicant body will be required to ensure that its memorandum and articles of association contain all the standard clauses and articles required for allocation of a school); or

(2) incorporated under other ordinances, with its constitution satisfying the Permanent Secretary for Education as being fit to be considered for allocation of a school.

     Application form for the Third SAE 2012 and other reference materials can be downloaded from the EDB homepage (  More information on this SAE can also be found on the homepage.

     Duly completed application forms and supporting documents, together with 21 copies of the proposed plan and executive summary, should reach the Infrastructure and Research Division of the Education Bureau (6th Floor, East Wing, Central Government Office, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong) on or before 5pm on September 14, 2012.  Late or incomplete applications, as well as applications via email, will not be processed.

     For enquiries, please call 3509 8413 or 3509 8411.

Ends/Friday, July 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:46


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