Preparatory Application

Applications are accepted from birth.

The date that the completed application (including the photo, reports and Application Fee) is received by the school will determine the applicant’s initial place on the waitlist.

Please submit the completed application form with the following:

  • a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate/ copy of passport page
  • one photograph
  • a copy of the applicant’s last two school reports (not required for children who are presently not attending nursery/kindergarten)
  • reports should be in English or a certified translation
  • a cheque for HK$2,000 to cover the non-refundable Application Fee or
  • a cheque for HK$2,500 to cover the non-refundable Application and Assessment Fee (if you are applying for Year 5 or Year 6 entry)
  • Corporate debenture letter of assignment (if applicable)

Please make cheques payable to Kellett School Association Limited

Download the Application Form here

  • Acknowledgement

    Applications will be acknowledged in writing, and the applicant’s name is placed on the waiting list. Parents will be contacted should a place become available or in the event the applicant is required to take an assessment.

    To stay on the waiting list for the following academic year, we will request a nominal fee (currently HK$100) to continue on our waiting list.  This will be in the Summer Term for all forthcoming Reception and current preparatory applicants.

    It is essential to keep the Admissions Office informed of any change of contact details. When a place becomes available, the school will make efforts to notify the parents at the home or work numbers provided. But if such efforts fail, the place will be offered to another applicant and the original applicant will be removed from the waitlist.

  • Assessment

    Assessment normally takes place at Kellett School, when it becomes apparent that an offer of a place is imminent. If the child is overseas, he/she may be required to sit an assessment at their current school or a registered examination centre.

    Format of assessments may be found in our Admissions Policy.

  • Offer of a Place

    Initial offers for Reception places are sent out in late January. Preparatory places are confirmed in the May prior to the September of proposed entry to the school. It is not unusual for places to become available during the school year.

    Once a place is offered, parents will be asked to accept the opening by a particular date, by paying a non-refundable Registration Fee (equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees) and the capital cover. If the place is not accepted by the specified date, the offer is automatically withdrawn, and the child will be removed from the waitlist.

  • Acceptance of a Place

    In order to confirm your place, it is essential that we receive the following: 

    • a completed and signed acceptance sheet 
    • a non-refundable Registration Fee of HK$15,730 (equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees) 
    • an individual debenture payment of HK$100,000 
    • a completed and signed ‘Application for Individual Debenture’ 


    If a corporate debenture is available and a letter of assignment has previously been forwarded: 

    • a completed and signed acceptance sheet 
    • a non-refundable Registration Fee of HK$15,730 (equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees) 

    Parents are reminded that siblings subsequently applying to Kellett School will only receive Sibling Priority on the waiting list if they too have been assigned a corporate debenture in their own right. (Priority 3 of our Debentures refers) 

    The Registration Fee will be deducted from the first term’s fees.

    Please make cheques payable to Kellett School Association Limited.

    Once a child is admitted to Kellett, the first term is probationary.

    If information relevant to the extent of the child’s educational, emotional, social or health needs has not been made apparent to Kellett on the date of admission, we reserve the right to ask the parents to withdraw the child.  This decision would be based on the assessment (in its sole discretion) that Kellett is unable to meet such needs.

    Please note that Kellett holds parents, not employers, to be liable for all individual debenture payments, fees and other payments due to the school. Where payments are made by employers, it is the parents' responsibility to ensure that the company makes payment.

    If a place is accepted at Kellett and the child does not attend the school, the Registration Fee will be forfeited.