School Profile

Information on the Application for Secondary One Discretionary School Places

For Academic Year 2020-2021


Distribution of Application Forms

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

  1. Download from the school website: from November 23, 2019 to January 16, 2020. <Application Form for S1 Discretionary Places (2020/2021)> (Download)                          
  2. In person: Forms can be obtained from the school from January 2, 2020 to January 16, 2020.


Period for application

  1. Application period: January 2, 2020 to January 16, 2020 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)


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 Once the application form is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn or cancelled.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 refused. 


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



  1. All applicants will be invited for an interview.

  2. Date of interview: March 14, 2020 (Saturday). Details of the interview will be sent to applicants by post.

  3. Format of interview: individual interview conducted in both English and Chinese

  4. Contents of interview: Use of English, Chinese speech and questions on daily life


Handling of personal information 

The information collected in the application form is 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, 2020.

(2) Results of Discretionary Places and Central Allocation will be released at the same time on July 7, 2020