We aim to provide a school environment where children feel secure, where they are involved and excited by their learning and where they expect to work hard and enjoy success.

Our curriculum is based on the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. It is a broad, inquiry based international curriculum.

When they leave us at the end of Year 6 the majority of our children move confidently to Sha Tin College, our partner ESF secondary school. Transition procedures between our two schools are effective and well established. A small number of children move to other schools in Hong Kong and overseas.

Language Of Instruction



International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

International Demographics

Hong Kong Permanent Residents: 75%, Over 70 nationalities are represented including British, Australian, American, Indian, East Asian, Canadian, Chinese, etc.


Community/Personal Development

Application & Deadline

Application fee
Application deadline
Throughout the year, applications for entry are made through the Online Admission System (OAS) accessed via the ESF website ( For Year 1 and Year 7, application is made during a strictly limited period, September 1 to 30 of the year before they enter school. A few late applications are received each year.
Average tuition fee
$74,100 per year
Non-refundable capital levy for new students entering Year 1: $38,000
Priority to siblings for admissions
Priority to alumni for admissions
Are you academically selective?
Waiting list for any/all grades
Catchment area policy
Yes. Sha Tin, all of the New Territories north of the Lung Cheung, Caldecott and Tai Po Roads, the Ma On Shan side of Tolo Inlet and Three Fathoms Cove, Symphony Bay to and including Nga Yiu Tau Tsuen and Tsing Yi Island.
Admissions process

The ESF system places children in Year Group according to their date of birth (1 January – 31 December). Children usually start Year 1 during the calendar year in which they turn 5. Children are never admitted early.

Students can only apply to the school of zone according to their Hong Kong residential address. Students from overseas can only apply to the school of zone for their expected area of residence in Hong Kong. Applicants from Hong Kong and applicants from overseas have equal status. Zones are adjusted from time to time in the light of changing numbers.

Individual and Corporate Nomination Rights provide a fast track route for children into ESF schools, providing they meet the entry requirements. Please refer to details here:

Applicants must demonstrate through interview and assessment that they are capable of engaging with an English medium curriculum. Applicants learning and social skills, together with their ability to cooperate with adults and other children, will be taken into consideration.

At interview, students’ potential for language learning will be explored as well as their ability to engage and succeed within the curriculum being offered at the school.

For secondary and older primary students, applicants' academic background, previous school reports and supporting documents will also be taken into account. Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate social skills, behavioural responsibility and the principles of good citizenship.

A parent statement and an interview with parents contribute to the school’s decision making process.

Find & Contact Us

Sha Tin Junior School
3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories
T : +852 2692 2721