ESF Peak School Q & A

This Mid Levels ESF primary school offers an International Baccalaureate education to students living in and around The Peak.
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
HKD 113,000
Annual fees
HKD 98,500–115,800
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Principal
Bill Garnett
Owner
English Schools Foundation (ESF)
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Welcome to the ESF Peak 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.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

Yes

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Peak School opened in 1911 and grew rapidly to serve the needs of the community in the area. It moved into its current buildings in 1954. The school has 360 places mainly serving the Peak area of Hong Kong. The school prides itself on being a community school that respects and appreciates the contributions of everyone involved.

Peak School offers the PYP which is based on an inquiry approach to learning. We live by and up to all the attributes and attitudes of the Learner Profile to develop students who are open minded, knowledgeable, confident, caring and internationally minded.

Peak School is an extremely well resourced school and has a team of highly committed and skillful staff. The school makes provision for children with moderate learning difficulties with support from our Learner Enhancement Team. Boasting a large playing field, the envy of schools across Hong Kong, the school is fortunate to be able to have all children playing together at both snack and lunch breaks. This helps enhance the ‘family atmosphere’ which we proudly foster.

For parents wishing their children to enter Year 1, Central Application is open from 1 to 30 September of the year before they want their children to enter the school. Application for all years are open throughout the year. Applicants will be invited to an admissions interview when places become available. Please check this website for immediate or expected student places: www.esf.edu.hk/applyesf-school/

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

ESF serves 17,770 students who represent a range of ethnicities and over 75 nationalities.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

HKSAR permanent residents

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

IB PYP

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

Please visit this website for public exam results of ESF students: www.esf.edu.hk/public-exam-results/

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

In 2019, 23 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide. The average score worldwide was 29.8 points compared to an average score of 35.6 for ESF students. For more information, please visit this website: www.esf.edu.hk/university-destinations/

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Chinese and others

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Learning Support Classes are available to cater for students with individual needs.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Yes

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Yes

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes

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