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Results of Primary One discretionary places to be released on Monday
     The results of Primary One discretionary places for September 2017 will be released on Monday (November 21) by all government and aided primary schools.

     "There are 57,823 children applying for discretionary places in government and aided primary schools this year, of whom 24,019 will be offered a place in these schools," an Education Bureau spokesman said today (November 18). "A total of 12,861 are applicant children with sibling(s) studying or with parent(s) working in the schools that they have applied to, whereas the remaining 11,158 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 21) or Tuesday (November 22) at the school to which they have applied.

     The registration of successful applicant children should be made on Wednesday (November 23) or Thursday (November 24) 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 applicant children who have failed to secure a discretionary place or who have opted for Central Allocation only will be invited by letter from the Education Bureau in late January 2017 to make choices of schools for Central Allocation at a designated Central Allocation Centre on February 11 or 12. Primary One places will then be allocated to these children in Central Allocation. For applications for participation in Primary One Admission 2017 after February 12, parents need to complete the necessary procedures with the School Places Allocation Section of the Education Bureau. The Education Bureau will separately arrange a Primary One place for the applicant children in June 2017," 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 18, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:00
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