Notes for Parents on the Application

2023/2024 Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places (S1DP)

About S1 DP Interview: As the Government has fully lifted the compulsory mask-wearing requirement, students are no longer required to wear masks to attend the interview. However, students can decide whether they would like to wear mask as preventive measure. If students developed symptoms, they should seek medical advice and should not attend the interview.

中一自行分配學位面試安排 : 由於政府已全面撤銷強制佩戴口罩的要求,學生不再需要佩戴口罩參加面試, 學生可自行決定是否佩戴口罩。如學生出現病徵,應盡快求醫,不應出席面試。

School Pamphlet 家長注意重要事項 Important Information for parents
  1. Ying Wa Girls' School (“YWGS”) is a government aided 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) Parents can contact school if they have difficulty in downloading the application form

    Period :

    10 December 2022 - 17 January 2023

  3. Submission of Application Form

    i) Submit in person (either by the applicant's parent or an entrusted person)
    ii) Parents can also submit application via post. Parents need to make sure that all required documents are included. A return envelope should be included, school will post the Parent's Copy of the application form back to the parents for retention. (the postmark date should not be later than the prescribed deadline)
    iii) Parents can also submit application via the SSPA e-Platform

    Period :

    3 - 17 January 2023
    (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, Robinson Road Campus (must use Robinson Road entrance)
    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 – photocopy
    Remarks : There is no need to provide any letters of recommendation or certificates of awards

  4. All applicants will be invited for an interview, the date of which is 4 March 2023 (Saturday). Details will be announced in due course.

  5. Parents of successful S1 DP applicants will receive notification from school by letter and phone on 31 March 2023.

  6. The formal admission result will be announced on 11 July 2023 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.

  7. 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 2023 – 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 2021/2023 Cycle issued by the Education Bureau.

  8. The School's admission criteria for DP :

    (i) Academic results 50%
    (ii) Interview performance 30%
    (iii) Performance in extra-curricular activities 10%
    (iv) Conduct 10%
  9. 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 10 December 2022 (Saturday) to brief prospective students and their parents about the school mission, our educational beliefs and the admission procedures.

  10. Below are the details of the briefing session :

    Date:  10 December 2022 (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
    Programme:    Introduction of the school, admission procedures, Questions & Answers 
    Registration: 1. Period : 2 November 2022 (9:00 a.m.) - 25 November 2022
    2. Method :  Register online via the school website ( )
    3. Remarks :  The School will confirm the registration within 3 working days via SMS.
    In case that school cannot conduct face-to-face information sessions due to the pandemic, an online information session will be held.
    * Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, seats for the information sessions will be limited and are on a first come, first served basis. Each family can apply for a maximum of two seats. 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.