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Please refer to the table below for the applicable year group for 2017-18 entry.

Kellett & UK Year Born Between

Year GroupDate of Birth
Year 13 (Sixth Form)1 Sep 99 - 31 Aug 00
Year 12 (Sixth Form)1 Sep 00 - 31 Aug 01
Year 111 Sep 01 - 31 Aug 02
Year 101 Sep 02 - 31 Aug 03
Year 91 Sep 03 - 31 Aug 04
Year 81 Sep 04 - 31 Aug 05
Year 71 Sep 05 - 31 Aug 06
Year 61 Sep 06 - 31 Aug 07
Year 51 Sep 07 - 31 Aug 08
Year 41 Sep 08 - 31 Aug 09
Year 31 Sep 09 - 31 Aug 10
Year 21 Sep 10 - 31 Aug 11
Year 11 Sep 11 - 31 Aug 12
Reception1 Sep 12 - 31 Aug 13
Reception 20181 Sep 13 - 31 Aug 14
Reception 20191 Sep 14 - 31 Aug 15
Reception 20201 Sep 15 - 31 Aug 16
Reception 20211 Sep 16 - 31 Aug 17
Reception 20221 Sep 17 - 31 Aug 18

Application Procedures

Preparatory Application

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’

OR

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.

Senior Application

Senior Application

Applications are accepted two years prior to entry.

Please complete the application form. 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 include, with the completed application form :

  • a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate/ copy of passport page
  • one passport size photograph
  • copies of the applicant’s school reports for the past two years
  • a cheque for HK$2,500 to cover the non-refundable Application and Assessment Fee

Please make cheques payable to Kellett School Association Limited.

Download the Application Form here

Acknowledgement

Applications will be acknowledged in writing. We will contact you if your child is eligible for our assessment and arrange a date for it to take place. If the applicant is not eligible, we will return the application and fee paid in full.

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

If residing in Hong Kong, the applicant may be invited to the next assessment day. In the event that the applicant is overseas, he/she may be invited 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

Senior places are confirmed within one month after assessment papers have been received in the Admissions Office. If the applicant has met our assessment benchmarks but a place is unavailable, then he/she will be placed on a waiting list, based on the current admissions criteria.

Once a place is offered, the parents will be asked to accept the opening by a deadline date, by paying a non-refundable Registration Fee and the capital cover. If the place is not accepted by the specified date, the offer is automatically withdrawn, and the applicant 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$19,540 (equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees)
  • an individual debenture payment of HK$100,000

a completed and signed ‘Application for Individual Debenture’

OR

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$19,540 (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.

Sixth Form Application

Sixth Form Application

Applications are accepted two years prior to entry.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics and English
  • Students not achieving C in English and Mathematics will need to resit in Year 12. Any support for a resit needs to be found outside school. To enter Year 13, a minimum of a grade C in both these subjects must have been achieved
  • We prefer a Grade B in subjects to be studied at A level

Please complete the application form. 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 include, with the completed application form :
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate/ copy of passport page
  • One passport size photograph
  • Copies of the applicant’s school reports for the past two years
  • A cheque for HK$2,500 to cover the non-refundable Application and Assessment Fee
  • Please make cheques payable to Kellett School Association Limited.

Please submit the application form with the above mentioned documentation and fee. For Sixth Form entry, we will also require the following:

  • A letter of application, written by the applicant either handwritten or computer typed, and addressed to the Head of Senior School. The letter needs to cover the following areas and should be no more than 1500 words.
  • The applicant's current interests and pursuits both within and outside of their current school
  • The applicant’s strengths and weaknesses
  • The contribution the applicant intends to make to the Kellett community
  • The applicant’s career aspirations
  • The academic subjects the applicant would be interested in studying in the Sixth Form
  • If the applicant is invited to continue with their application, we will be in contact with the next assessment date

Acknowledgement

Applications will be acknowledged in writing. We will contact you if your child is eligible for our assessment and arrange a date for it to take place. If the applicant is not eligible, we will return the application and fee paid in full.

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

If residing in Hong Kong, the applicant may be invited to the next assessment day. In the event that the applicant is overseas, he/she may be invited 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

Senior places are confirmed within one month after assessment papers have been received in the Admissions Office. If the applicant has met our assessment benchmarks but a place is unavailable, then he/she will be placed on a waiting list, based on the current admissions criteria.

Once a place is offered, the parents will be asked to accept the opening by a deadline date, by paying a non-refundable Registration Fee and the capital cover. If the place is not accepted by the specified date, the offer is automatically withdrawn, and the applicant 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$20,120 (equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees)
  • an individual debenture payment of HK$100,000
  • a completed and signed ‘Application for Individual Debenture'

OR

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$20,120 (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)

OR

New students joining Sixth Form who are not covered by either an individual debenture or a corporate debenture may opt for the non-refundable Capital Contribution of HK$40,000 covering Years 12 and 13.

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.