The latest addition to the city's international school scene will begin admissions procedures next week for its first academic year, which begins in September next year.
Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong, in Lam Tin, run by Nord Anglia Education, will begin the admissions process on Monday. It will continue for two months.
The school has capacity for 660 pupils aged between five and 12 (Year One to Year Seven). Classes for years eight and nine will open in the 2015-16 academic year, and the school said it would explore options for years 10 to 13.
Rebecca Merrett, head of marketing, admissions and communications, said the school would "meet as many children and parents as possible" and would look at potential pupils to see whether they "have an inquiring mind, are creative and get along well with other people".
"The demand for places in Primary One is very high in Hong Kong, so we're expecting a lot of applicants - especially in that year," she said, adding that the school had already received about 200 admissions inquiries from parents before the details were announced yesterday.
Merrett said construction of the campus would start in the next two months and she was "confident of opening on time".
The British organisation was granted the right in April to run an international school on government land at a subsidised premium. Two other schools, the International Montessori School and Carmel School, were also given the green light with the same conditions.
It follows criticism about a lack of school places for expatriate children that was said to be harming the city's reputation as a global finance hub.
Nord Anglia runs 27 schools offering the national curriculum of England.