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Results of Primary One discretionary places to be released on Monday

     The results of Primary One discretionary places for September 2013 will be released on Monday (November 26) by all government and aided primary schools.

     "There are 49,914 children applying for discretionary places in government and aided primary schools this year, of whom 21,599 will be offered a place in these schools," an Education Bureau spokesman said today (November 23). "A total of 10,211 are applicants with sibling(s) studying or with parent(s) working in the schools that they have applied to, whereas the remaining 11,388 are selected according to the Points System."

     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 Monday (November 26) or Tuesday (November 27) at the school to which they have applied.

     Registration of successful applicants should be made on Wednesday (November 28) or Thursday (November 29) 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 primary school may make use of about 50 per cent of its total Primary One places as discretionary places. The remaining 50 per cent will be reserved for Central Allocation at a later stage.

     "Parents of applicants who failed to secure a discretionary place or who only opted for Central Allocation will be sent a letter by the Education Bureau in early January 2013 inviting them to make choices of schools for Central Allocation at a designated Central Allocation Centre on January 19 or 20. 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 said.

Ends/Friday, November 23, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:00


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