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ESF Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Q & A

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School is dedicated to children aged five to 19 years with special needs and offers a curriculum that’s delivered by team of specialists in speech therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
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School phase
All through
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Availability 2021/22
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Annual fee average
HKD 125,000
Annual fees
HKD 98,500–140,700
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Opening year
School year
Aug to Jun
Anna Smakowska
English Schools Foundation (ESF)
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Welcome to the ESF Jockey Club Sarah Roe School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

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Jockey Club Sarah Roe School (JCSRS) is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). It is a special school catering for children with special educational needs (SEN). JCSRS is the only English-medium school in Hong Kong that caters for children with SEN.

The school is a specialist resource that supports students with a wide range of individual needs including students with moderate and severe or complex learning disabilities and students with autism. The age range is from 5 to 19 years. The school strives to empower children and young people to maximise their potential, and where appropriate, make their transition into mainstream education through collaborative inclusion programmes. Teachers are highly qualified and experienced. Every child has an Individual Educational Plan which includes literacy, numeracy, communication, personal and social education, and behaviour targets to which the school’s multidisciplinary team of therapists contribute as required. All students leaving the school at the end of their educational career do so with a record of achievement and portfolios of work that is accredited by ASDAN, an awarding body that is recognised by further education, commerce and industry.


Applications for SEN provision follow a different application process. SEN applications are managed through ESF Centre, with an Admissions and Review Process (ARP) to assess students and make placement recommendations inline with the ESF Levels of Adjustment Framework.

Application Procedures for Children born in 2016:

Applications must be made in September 2020, in line with the timing of the ESF Year 1 Central Application. Parents are required to complete an SEN application form online through the ESF Online Application System.

All SEN applications received during the September period will be given a computer generated random number. The random number, along with any admission priorities, will determine the final ordering of the application list. Online SEN applications received after 30 September will be added to the list according to date of receipt and will be considered as No.5 in terms of prioritising applications (refer to section on prioritising applications).

Some students may apply through both the mainstream admissions process and the SEN admissions process. If parents and/or school are unsure whether a child will require an SEN place or not, it is recommended that they submit both a mainstream and an SEN application.

Application Procedures for other year groups:

The waiting lists for placements in LS and JCSRS are lengthy and therefore applications for certain year groups are closed. If you wish to make an SEN application please contact the SEN Admissions Administrator with information regarding your child’s age and the provision that you would like to apply for. If applications for the year group and provision are open, you will be provided with a link to the online application form.

ESF are not currently accepting applications for JCSRS for children born in 2008 or earlier, unless the child has ESF sibling priority.

ESF Admission Administrator:
Cindy Gazeau – [email protected]

Please visit this website for more information: www.esf.edu.hk/sen-admissions/

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