- Education Bureau says 49,448 eligible Primary Six children joined the secondary school places allocation system for 2022-23 year
- Satisfaction rate is the highest since 2007 when a revised allocation system was implemented
Ninety-four per cent of Hong Kong pupils have been allocated one of their top three choices for secondary school, a record high satisfaction rate since the system was revamped in 2007.
The Education Bureau on Monday said 49,448 eligible Primary Six children joined the secondary school places allocation system for the 2022-23 academic year, down about 2 per cent from last year’s estimated 50,700 pupils.
Pupils were allocated places at local secondary schools in two stages. The first batch were granted school places based on discretionary factors such as academic and interview performance, and those results were released in May. The rest had to take part in the computer-based central allocation.
The 94 per cent of 12-year-olds who were allocated one of their two discretionary place choices or one of their top three picks by central allocation rose from 92 per cent last year. Those receiving their top pick, at 83 per cent, was also a record high.
This year’s satisfaction rate was the highest since 2007 when a revised allocation system was implemented, which allowed students to apply directly to any two schools in the discretionary phase and to three outside their “school net” based on addresses in the central allocation phase.
The bureau said all Primary Six students taking part in the system should return to their schools on Tuesday to collect allocation and admission slips. Parents will also be notified by SMS messages.
The bureau said the registration period would take place on Thursday and Friday and students must report to their allocated secondary schools within these two days.