Notes for Parents on the Application

2019/2020 Application for Secondary One Discretionary Places (S1DP)

家長注意重要事項 Important Information for Parents
  1. Ying Wa Girls' School (“YWGS”) is a government aided EMI secondary school. The School was founded in 1900 by the former London Missionary Society, and is now a related school of the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China. 
  2. Application procedure :
    Collection of Application Form

    i) Download from school website ( and print on A4-sized white paper, or
    ii) Collect from the school (each person may collect no more than 2 application forms)

    Period :

    i) Download from school website : 10 December 2018 - 17 January 2019
    ii) Collect from the school 10 December 2018 - 17 January 2019 (except Sundays & Public Holidays)

    Office Hours :

    Monday to Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Place : School reception at the front entrance
    Documents required : N/A
    Submission of Application Form

    Submit in person (either by the applicant' s parent or an entrusted person). Please DO NOT send by post.

    Period :

    3 - 17 January 2019
    (except Sundays and Public Holidays)

    Office Hours :

    Monday to Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Place : School Office
    Documents required :

    i) Application Form for S1DP issued by the Education Bureau
    ii) YWGS's S1DP Application Form
    iii) Applicant's school reports for Primary 5 (whole year) and Primary 6 (first term) – photocopy
    iv) ID Card of the student – original and photocopy
    Remarks : There is no need to provide any letters of recommendation or certificates of awards

  3. All applicants will be invited for an interview, the date of which is 23 February 2019 (Saturday). Details will be announced in due course.

  4. The admission result will be announced on 9 July 2019 concurrently with the release of the Central Allocation results. In the event that there are still unfilled places, the School will contact the applicants on our waiting list. Applicants who fail to attend the interview will not be included in the waiting list.

  5. The School is permitted to allocate 51 discretionary places (DP) based on the Education Bureau’s set proportion for permitted DPs. Prospective students may also apply for a place in our School in the Central Allocation stage of the Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System 2019 – either through the unrestricted school choices (11 places available) or the restricted school choices (98 places available). Details can be referred to the Information Leaflet on the SSPA System 2017/2019 Cycle issued by the Education Bureau.

  6. The School's admission criteria for DP :

    (i) Academic results 50%
    (ii) Interview performance 30%
    (iii) Extra-curricular activities participation 10%
    (iv) Conduct 10%
  7. From past experience, the School receives a lot of enquiries about DP application every year. We therefore will hold School Information Session on S1 Admission on 8 December 2018 (Saturday) to brief prospective students and their parents about the school mission, our educational beliefs and the admission procedures.

  8. Below are the details of the briefing session :

    Date:  8 December 2018 (Saturday) 
    Time: First session : 9:00 am – 10:15 am
    Second session : 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
    Third session : 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Venue: School Hall, Ying Wa Girls' School
    Programme:    Introduction of the school, admission procedures, Questions & Answers 
    Registration: 1. Period : 1 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
    2. Method :  Register online via the school website ( )
    3. Remarks :
    (i)    Each applicant may reserve no more than 3 seats.
    (ii)    Seats are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.*
    (iii)    The School will confirm the registration within 3 working days via SMS.
    *Parents who are unable to register for the briefing session due to over-subscription may still obtain relevant information from the school website or the School Brochure attached to the application form. 
  9. The School has launched an in-situ redevelopment project, supported by government funding. We are now operating in a ‘decanting school’ – Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School in 101 Castle Peak Road, Sham Shui Po (former decanting site for Pooi To Middle School and Diocesan Girls’ School), and expect to return to the new campus in Robinson Road after completion of the project in first quarter of 2019.