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English Schools Foundation

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) operates five secondary schools, nine primary schools and a school for students with special educational needs across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. It is the largest international educational foundation in Asia. 

English Schools Foundation deserves a grand bargain on funding

English Schools Foundation deserves a grand bargain on funding

The English Schools Foundation has asked parents to lobby Legco election candidates to back an increase in government financial support after years of a funding freeze. They have a strong case.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 10:20pm

ESF looks to tap Legco's education sector candidates to bring funding to DSS levels

The English Schools Foundation has asked parents to lobby for support among Legislative Council election candidates for an increase in its government funding to match the level for direct subsidy schools.

1 Feb 2013 - 3:14pm

Work out the societal returns of ESF subsidy - then decide if it's worth it

Education is always said to be a priority for Hong Kong governments; perhaps for the new administration of Leung Chun-ying it really will be.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Educated decisions

Hong Kong's success is in part based on the ever-changing kaleidoscope of corporate nomads who have been prepared to uproot their families and come here quicker than you can say 'expat package'.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Vacant schools earmarked to go international

Four vacant schools are being offered for bids as potential sites for international schools.

The move is part of a raft of government measures to boost the number of school places in the city.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

GCSEs face the chop

British GCSE exams may be scrapped, according to media reports. This would affect Hong Kong students who take the exams.

The British government is trying to reform the education system because critics say GCSE exams have become too easy.

British newspapers said GCSEs would be replaced by 'much harder' tests.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Finding the right fit

There is a sense of both nervousness and excitement in the Li household as Josephine Li waits to hear if her 11-year-old son has got into the British boarding schools of their choice. They are aiming high - the schools of choice are Eton and Winchester College.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Something special

Hong Kong may have a great many educational opportunities, but for children with special needs, it is another story.

When Dayna Lim was looking for a school for her autistic son, Boden, she realised just how few options were available for an English-speaking family like hers.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

An all-round education

Since last summer, the English Schools Foundation has been mired in controversy over the government's review of its long-frozen subvention. Although a decision is not expected until later this year, the ESF's popularity with local and expatriate parents remains solid.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am