Bradbury School Admissions Page

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Admissions

Virtual Tour

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All lessons, with the exception of Chinese, are conducted in English. For this reason children have to demonstrate, at an informal interview, that they can both speak and understand English. From Year 2, children need to be able to read and write English as well, at a level commensurate with their peers. Eligibility for admission to our school also depends on the residential status of the child, as determined by the Immigration Department. Children in Hong Kong on a visitor or student visa are not eligible for a place in an ESF school.

When a place becomes available in the appropriate year group an interview will be arranged for the child on the top of the waiting list. When coming to school for the interview it is important that you bring the required documentation with you as no place can be offered until we have verified these documents.

Interview Format

A senior member of staff will conduct the interview with your child. This will be in a very informal setting. Wherever possible your child will be part of a group of children. Every effort is made to ensure your child feels relaxed and not “on trial”.

Catchment Area

To be considered for admission into Bradbury School you have to be residing in our catchment area. If your family is overseas pending a move to Hong Kong we can receive the application form if it includes a letter from your employer confirming employment and documentary proof of your address where you will be residing in Hong Kong.

Our school zone is from Stanley Village and Chung Hom Kok to Repulse Bay Road through Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay to the junction of Wong Chuk Hang Road., Nam Fung Road and Shouson Hill. Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, including Tai Tam Reservoir Road and Hong Kong Parkview. All of Stubbs Road and Mount Nicholson. Excludes Kennedy Road (which is part of Peak School). Happy Valley area: Tung Shan Terrace, Shiu Fai Terrace and the area south of Happy Valley, including upper Blue Pool Road, Sing Woo Road, Shan Kwong Road and all roads south of the bus/tram terminus at the junction of the Blue Pool, Sing Woo and Wong Nai Chung Roads. South Horizons in Ap Lei Chau. Lamma Island and south Lantau Island including Discovery Bay.

Priority for Admission

Students applying for enrolment to an ESF school are placed on a waiting list.  Priority for an admissions interview/assessment will be based on the following ranked criteria; students who are able to benefit from an English medium education and who (in order):

  1. Are Corporate Nomination Rights Nominees
  2. Are the children of full-time staff at ESF or ESF Educational Services Ltd
  3. Are siblings of students already attending an ESF primary or secondary school or Jockey Club Sarah Roe School
  4. Are Individual Nomination Rights Nominees
  5. Are the children of former students who have attended an ESF school for a minimum of 3 years or are former ESF students returning from a period overseas
  6. Are children attending an ESF International Kindergarten* [Note: contingent upon the child studying in the kindergarten continuously until the end of term 3 prior to entry into primary school]
  7. Are other applicants who can benefit from an English-medium education

* Priority for interview is subject to having attended kindergarten for a minimum of two terms prior to the applicable January Year 1 interview period. Students recently arrived from overseas are exempt from the two terms requirement. Students graduating from K2 in the first year of operation of the new Tung Chung kindergarten are also exempt.

Enrolment Structure (Academic Year 2022-23)

In ESF schools all children in a year group are born in the same calendar year. As the academic year runs from August to June and therefore does not coincide with the calendar year, children with a birthday between September 1st and December 31st may be interviewed for a year group which is different from the country they have just left. For the academic year August 2022 to June 2023 the age groups are as follows:

  • Year 1– Children born in 2017
  • Year 2– Children born in 2016
  • Year 3– Children born in 2015
  • Year 4– Children born in 2014
  • Year 5– Children born in 2013
  • Year 6– Children born in 2012

For all current year groups we will accept application forms at any time of the year. Interviews will only be held when a vacancy arises.

Non-refundable Capital Levy

Parents of students who are joining an ESF school from August 2015 will be required to pay a one off, non-refundable capital levy (NCL) when they accept an offer of a school place.

For more information on this please click this link.

Year One Admission (Academic Year 2022-23)

For children eligible for the Year One intake, applications are processed at ESF Centre a year ahead of entry. This means that for children born in 2017 who are due to start in our school in August 2022, application forms will be accepted between 1 September and 30 September 2021 at ESF Centre. Full details of the application process are on the ESF website link below.

Click here to be redirected to ESF Admissions Overview

There are very often lengthy waiting lists for places in our school. The waiting lists are organised according to a priority system which gives preference for children who cannot attend a local school. Within this system names on the list are kept in order of the date which we received the completed application form. It is important that all questions on the form are answered as fully as possible to help us make a decision on the status of your child’s application.

Application for Admission

If you wish to apply for admission to Bradbury School please visit the ESF Website and follow the on-line application process.

Click here to be redirected to ESF Admissions Overview

School Tour

We offer school tours to any parties or prospective parents who are interested in our school. They are usually scheduled on every Wednesday morning during school term time. Appointment should be made prior to the tour, presumably at least one week in advance. Reservation for the tour is on a first-come-first-served basis and based on the school schedule. We will notify parents the availability of the tour on the requested date by phone or email.

Reservations must be made by contacting Ms. Ashley Fung via email at admissions@bradbury.edu.hk.

Principal’s Q&A

ESF Individual Nomination Rights Scheme

Children whose parents apply for Individual Nomination Rights will gain the opportunity for priority placement in an ESF school, provided that they meet the admissions requirements.

The scheme costs HK$500,000 for each child and it will be available for all year groups including Years 1 and 6. The number of places offered to ESF Individual Nomination Rights Scheme applicants will be limited to 150 across all ESF schools for the 2022-23 academic year.

Individual Nomination Rights are available for purchase by parents.  Please click here for details.

Corporate Nomination Rights are available for purchase by companies.  Please click here for details.

Student Withdrawal

If your child is going to withdraw from the school, please complete and submit the Student Withdrawal Form via the ESF App at least one calendar month before the last attendance date.

If you are withdrawing your child at the end of this academic year, please complete and submit the Student Withdrawal Form via the ESF App on or before 1 June. Otherwise, we will assume that your child is returning after summer and parents are liable to the tuition fees for September even if the student does not return to school.

Remarks:

  1. If a family has more than one child attending ESF schools, please submit individual withdrawal notice for each child.
  2. Tuition fees are charged for a complete month. There’s no pro-rata adjustment for attendance for part of a month.
  3. Any change of last attendance date / cancellation of withdrawal is subject to the availability of school places at respective schools.
  4. If there is any credit balance / refundable capital levy on account, refund will be made via the designated auto-pay account.
  5. Please expect the financial settlement, including any eligible refund, will be completed within two calendar months after student’s last date of attendance. (For secondary students who may be on examination leave, the last day of attendance is deemed to be the last day of the academic year.)
  6. Parents are required to pay the non-refundable capital levy and admissions deposit as a new enrolment if their child re-enters any ESF school after the date of withdrawal.

Should you have any enquiries regarding student withdrawal, please contact Ms. Ashley Fung, the Admissions Officer, for assistance.

Enquiries

Please contact Ms. Ashley Fung, the Admissions Officer, at (852) 2574 8249, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (Hong Kong local time) Mondays through Fridays during term time for any further enquiries on admissions. You are also welcome to send us emails at admissions@bradbury.edu.hk

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