Information on the Application for Secondary One Discretionary School Places

For Academic Year 2021-2022


Distribution of Application Forms

Application forms can be obtained in one of the following ways:

  1. Download from the school website:  
    <Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places (2020/2021)>
    (from November 28, 2020 to January 18, 2021)
  2. In person: Forms can be obtained from the school from January 4, 2021 to January 18, 2021.


Period for application

  1. Application period: January 4, 2021 to January 18, 2021 inclusive.
  2. Please hand in the form personally to the school within the following school office hours.
Monday to Friday

7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

School Holiday (Not Public Holiday) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Public Holiday Closed 


Items to submit

  1. Completed S1 Application Form issued by Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School and the attached acknowledgement slip. (Please write down the student name and student reference number (STRN) on the acknowledgement slip first.)

  2. Completed “Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place” issued by EDB

  3. Copy of the Primary Student Record Form issued by EDB

  4. Copy of the Primary 5 Final Examination and Primary 6 First Term Examination report cards

  5. Copy of awards and certificates

  6. 1 long, self-addressed (with the name and address of the applicant) and stamped ($2.0) envelope

  7. Copy of the applicant's I.D. Card (just for checking purpose)

  8. For the convenience of school administration, please scan the QR code below and fill in your personal information before submitting the application form.

Number of Discretionary School Places: 40


Points to note when submitting the application form

  1. Please staple the application form issued by Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School and other documents together. DO NOT hand in a plastic folder or CD/DVD.
  2. After submitting the application form, please keep the acknowledgement slip and the parent’s copy of the "Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place” bearing the school chop.
  3. Each student may apply to not more than two participating secondary schools listed in the Handbook for Application for Secondary 1 Discretionary Places, otherwise his/her chance of acquiring a discretionary place will be forfeited.
  4. Once the application form is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn or cancelled.
  5. It is NOT necessary for the applicant to submit any primary school Principal recommendation letter. Neither is the applicant required to list his/her class/form positions in the examinations in primary school.
  6. The information provided must be accurate and complete. Otherwise, applications will be delayed or rejected. 


Special Arrangements


In view of the COVID-19 epidemic, the EDB has specially allowed submission of DP applications by post for this SSPA cycle. Parents could consider the needs and associated risks, and arrange to submit the Application Forms and the above-mentioned documents by post within the application period (the postmark date should not be later than the prescribed deadline). Please read the following important notes:


  1. Check whether the Application Form consists of the EDB's Copy, School's Copy and Parent's Copy, and whether all the copies include the Application Number.
  2. Check whether the name of our school has been filled in the space provided for the Name of School Applied to on the EDB's Copy, School's Copy and Parent's Copy.
  3. Check whether the pre-printed student's information on the Application Form viz. the name of student, sex, and date of birth, is the same as that which appears on the copy of student's identity document as attached.
  4. In case of discrepancies in the pre-printed student's particulars, Application Form with amendments to the pre-printed information, or photocopied, damaged or incomplete Application Forms, our school will return the Application Form to the applicant.
  5. Reserve the time required for mailing, and consider sending the application by registered mail.
  6. After verifying and confirming that the information is correct, our school would return the Parent’s Copy to the parent concerned by post for retention and record. Please attach one more long, self-addressed (with the name and address of the applicant) and stamped ($2.0) envelope.



Admission criteria and weightings

Admission criteria
Academic performance in primary schools
Rank Order provided by EDB
Applicant’s performance in the admission interview
Applicant’s performance in activities and awards


In view of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and the uncertainty over the evolvement of the virus in the upcoming months, we need to adjust the mode of the interview on 13 March 2021. It is decided to replace live interviews with a “Video Submission” mode. For more details, please read the attachment.


Handling of personal information 

The information collected in the application form and the QR code are for the purpose of applying for admission to Secondary One in this school only. We will submit the data collected to the EDB. None of this information will be disclosed to any other parties without your consent. Upon completion of the admission procedure, all the personal information collected will be destroyed. 


Release of results

(1) Parents of successful Discretionary Places applicants will receive a written notification and a phone call about their children's inclusion in the school's Sucessful List for Discretionary Places on March 31, 2021.

(2) Results of Discretionary Places and Central Allocation will be released at the same time on July 6, 2021