First School Allocation Exercise 2020 invites applications for five kindergarten premises in public housing estates

     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (January 6) that five new kindergarten premises are open for application by eligible applicant bodies under the First School Allocation Exercise (SAE) 2020. Details of the five estate kindergarten premises are set out in the Annex.
     "The five new estate kindergarten premises available for applications under this SAE, each with six to 10 classrooms, are located at new public housing estates in Sham Shui Po, Sha Tin and Sai Kung districts and will be available by mid-2020," an EDB spokesman said.
     "The EDB is entrusted by the Hong Kong Housing Authority to nominate operators for the kindergarten premises. The proposed allocation is on a competitive basis. Quality of education will be the prime consideration in assessing the applications submitted by applicant bodies. Factors to be considered include the quality of the proposed school plans in running the new kindergartens and the track records of the applicant bodies in operating schools (where applicable), particularly kindergartens."
     All applications will be considered by the School Allocation Committee comprising official and non-official members. Applicant bodies are required to complete an application form and submit it together with the required supporting documents, a proposed school plan (of not more than 10 pages including all annexes plus a two-page executive summary) and a list of operating schools (if any). The proposed school plan should cover the vision and mission, management and organisation, learning and teaching, support for children and school culture, children's development targets and self-evaluation indicators. The applicant body may also make reference to the school(s) that it is operating and the respective performance of the school(s) to substantiate its case.
     In line with the EDB's established policy for school allocation, when submitting the application, the applicant body should be exempted from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, and be:
(1) incorporated under the Companies Ordinance (the successful applicant body would be required to ensure that its articles of association contain all the standard clauses and articles required for allocation of a school premises); 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 premises.
     The application form for the First SAE 2020 and other reference materials can be downloaded from the EDB homepage
( More information on this SAE can also be found on the homepage.
     The duly completed application form and supporting documents, together with 22 copies of the proposed school plan with the executive summary and the list of operating schools, if any, should reach the Infrastructure and Research Support Division of the EDB (6/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong) by 5pm on February 3, 2020. Late or incomplete applications, as well as applications via email, will not be processed.
     For enquiries, please call 3509 8413 or 3509 8411.

Ends/Monday, January 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:00