Applications may be submitted from birth for Reception/Preparatory entry and two years in advance of entry for Senior School.
An EDB approved, non-refundable Application Fee is charged to all those applying to Kellett School. This fee is payable at the time of application and is levied to recover the costs incurred for the processing and administration of applications under the School’s admission procedures. An additional assessment fee is charged for Year 5-13 entry.
The date that the completed application (including photo, reports / any available supporting documentation and Application Fee) is received by the School will determine the applicant’s initial place on the application/waiting list.
Receipt of application is acknowledged by email and the applicant’s name is placed on the application/waiting list. Those who are covered by a corporate debenture have priority over other applicants, other than siblings of existing pupils. However, the number of corporate debentures issued is limited to a ratio set by the Board in order to ensure places are available to applicants who do not have access to a Corporate Debenture.
Please note that an applicant’s position on the application/waiting list and admissions list can go down as well as up due to the Sibling and Debenture priority system.
Parents resident in Hong Kong who have been offered a place may not defer their child’s entry until the following year. Where deferral is sought the place must be declined and parents seek entry via the waitlist at their preferred entry point.
Deferred entry is only possible in the following circumstances:
- The place offered is not on the preferred campus; as stated on the child’s application form.
- Evidence is provided to demonstrate the family’s relocation from overseas has been delayed.
Please note a place on the Admissions List is not a guarantee of entry to Kellett School.
When a place becomes available, the School will make reasonable efforts to contact the parents at the home/work contact numbers and emails provided. But if such efforts fail, the applicant will be removed from the application/waiting list and the place will be offered to another applicant. In the event that an applicant is made two successive offers of places (and where appropriate on their preferred Preparatory Campus) and these offers are declined, the applicant’s name will be removed from the waitlist. Re-application is not permitted for the two following years.
When it becomes apparent that a place may become available an assessment will be offered in line with the general format of assessment set out previously. Following an applicant’s assessment the parent will be advised of the outcome.
When a place is offered, parents accept by paying a non-refundable Registration Fee equivalent to 10% of the annual school fees and the appropriate debenture payment. Please refer to Kellett School Debentures guidelines. The Registration Fee will be credited against the fees for the child’s first term at the School. Please note that a parent in receipt of a place offer is required to confirm the place within ten working days. Failure to do so may lead to the place being withdrawn.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Kellett School offers a number of Scholarships and Bursaries. Please contact the Admissions Office for further details.