King George V School
Curriculum: IB MYP; IBCP; IB Diploma; GCSE/IGCSE; BTEC qualifications
Languages: English, with dual-language options
When to apply: Year 7: Central Application is open from September 1 to 23 of the year before. All year groups: any time during the year, with applications added to waiting lists.
Waiting list time: Varies by case
Fees: Years 7-11: HK$128,400 • Years 12-13: HK$135,500
Campus and facilities: King George V School originated as the Kowloon British School in 1902, moving to its present site in 1936. The present name dates from 1948. Today it serves students from Kowloon and the New Territories. It occupies a large site of over ten acres and has its own AstroTurf sports field and outdoor swimming pool. There are two new buildings completed in 2013 (a building for performing arts and a science block) and there is also an extensive Learning Resource Centre.
Competitive advantage: King George V School has a strong tradition in sport, music, dance, community service, charity work and environmental sustainability. The school also organised a House system, run and inspired by the students, to provide additional learning and relationship-building opportunities. The core purpose of the secondary school is based on the belief that every student can “be their own remarkable” as they achieve improve and learn.
Top university acceptances: Across all English Schools Foundation locations, graduates have been admitted to University College London, University of Toronto, The University of Edinburgh, New York University, University of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles), University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science
King George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Rd, Ho Man Tin, kgv.edu.hk