Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

Welcome to Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong! We are delighted that you are considering our world-leading Pre-School for your child, and we are excited in bringing out the greatness within!

2019/20 Programmes Offered
In the Academic Year 2019-20, both the Pre-School campuses are opening half-day programmes for Pre-Nursery (2-3 years), Kindergarten 1 (3-4 years), and Kindergarten 2 (4-5 years).


Class Time Schedule Age
Pre-Nursery (PN) Half-day(1) 2 – 3 years old
Kindergarten 1 Half-day(1) 3 – 4 years old
Kindergarten 2 Half-day(1) 4 – 5 years old


In considering applications from prospective pupils, we are very conscious of building diversity, so we welcome families of any nationality. We also take into consideration how our values as an institution align with the families of our students, so we make it mandatory to meet the parents and the child/children.


When to Apply

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now open. The Admissions Office will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. However, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

If parents are interested in applying for the academic year 2018-19 for your child(ren), please contact the Admissions Office at or contact us at +852 3898 4668.

Priority Allocations

We are looking to build a diverse pupil population. With the relevant admissions policies in place, we are committed to promoting the formation of this vibrant community.
The school is open to considering pupils who may need some support in English in the short term, if their home environment can support their learning in English.


In addition, the following groups will have priority for assessment:

  • Siblings of pupils already attending Malvern College Hong Kong or Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong
  • Children of Old Malvernians (Alumni of a school within the Malvern College family of schools)


All children will be required to meet the school’s entrance requirements, meet the School Principal and pass the enrolment observation session, irrespective of priority status.

Age Guidelines

The age guidelines for entry to Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong are as follows:

Programme Your Child’s Date of Birth for 2018-19 Your Child’s Date of Birth for 2019-20
Pre-Nursery 1 Sept 2015 – 31 Aug 2016 1 Sept 2016 – 31 Aug 2017
Kindergarten 1 1 Sept 2014 – 31 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 – 31 Aug 2016
Kindergarten 2 1 Sept 2013 – 31 Aug 2014 1 Sept 2014 – 31 Aug 2015


The age guidelines for entry to Malvern College Pre-School Island West are as follows:

Programme Your Child’s Date of Birth for 2019-20
Pre-Nursery 1 Sept 2016 – 31 Aug 2017
Kindergarten 1 1 Sept 2015 – 31 Aug 2016
Kindergarten 2 1 Sept 2014 – 31 Aug 2015


Application Procedures

Please read the following instructions carefully before proceeding to our Online Application system.


Before you start the application, please familiarise yourself with the age guidelines for entry into the Pre-School and confirm your child’s Date of Birth falls within the correct programme.


We suggest you use a desktop or laptop computer to complete this form. Smartphones and tablets may cause issues due to screen size, performance issues and formatting limitation. Safari and Chrome will work out the best for the online application system.


The procedures of submitting an application to Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong are as follows:

      1. Completion of the online Application Form, including uploading the photo and required documents;
      2. Payment of the HKD$1,500 Administration Charge by crossed cheque to “Malvern College Pre-School Limited” to our Admissions Office in Central.

    All these steps must be complete and an observation session will be arranged at a later date.


    Online Application

    1. Required Documents

      It is useful to create a Parent Log-in account and collate the necessary documents prior to filling out our online application form. To complete the application, you will need to have these documents ready. Documents not in English or Chinese should be translated by a professional translator or consular service:


        1. Photo of ApplicantDigital photo of the applicant to be uploaded to the online application (required):
          • Colour passport-style portrait taken within the past three months
          • Plain background
          • Photo should be showing full frontal face with clear facial features
          • File Type: JPEG (.JPG) File
          • File Size: 1MB or below
          • Scanned Image Dimensions: 40mm(W) x 50mm(H) at 600 dpi
          • Digital Camera Image Dimensions: 1200(W) x 1600(H) pixels
        2. Identity DocumentsPlease upload the following documents in PDF format:
          • The applicant’s birth certificate (required);
          • The applicant’s passport information page (required);
          • The applicant’s Hong Kong Identity Card or a copy of the visa label issued by the Immigration Department to establish the residency status in HKSAR (required). If your Hong Kong visa application is in progress, please let us know the anticipated date of issuance;
          • Parents’ passport information pages (required) and Hong Kong Identity Cards (if available);

      Please note that the applicant’s full name must appear on all uploaded documents. Kindly name the documents as follows:

        • Applicant’s full name, Birth Certificate
        • Applicant’s full name, Passport
        • Applicant’s full name, HKID Card
        • Applicant’s full name, HKID Card Mother
        • Applicant’s full name, Passport Mother
        • Applicant’s full name, HKID Card Father
        • Applicant’s full name, Passport Father
        • Applicant’s full name, School Report etc.
      1. Immunisation Health Record
        • The applicant’s latest Immunisation Record
      2. School Reports
        • The applicant’s latest school report (if available)
      3. Other Document(s)
          • Photocopies of any other relevant documents, for example, educational psychologist reports, special learning needs officer reports, educational assessments, court order proving custody of the child etc.We ask parents not to submit personal portfolios including artwork, photographs, essays, video and audio recordings as they will not be considered in the application process.
    2. Payment of Administrative Charge

      • The administrative charge of HKD$1,500 is payable per applicant. Please enclose a crossed cheque payable to “Malvern College Pre-School Limited” to our Admissions Office in Central.
      • Please state your contact number, your child’s full name, date of birth and year level you are applying for on the back of the cheque. The administrative charge is non-deferable, non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • Completing the Online Application

      • Complete one form per child applying to the school.
      • Please fill out the form in English and proper capitalisation (avoid all capital letters) as this will assist with processing.
      • Kindly ensure the form is completed accurately.
      • The spelling of the names (for both parents and the child) must match the name shown on HKID or Passport as they will be used in school reports and graduation certificates once accepted into the school.
      • Failure to observe the above will cause delays in processing.

      Once the online application is submitted, you will receive an auto-generated email acknowledgment from the system.


    • Submit Application Fee Cheque by Mail

      In additional to completing the online application form and uploading the required documents, you are required to submit a cheque to our Office by mail or courier within 7 days of online submission:


      Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong
      Admissions Office
      14/F, Club Lusitano,
      16 Ice House Street,
      Central, Hong Kong
      (Visits are by appointment only)


      Please note it is not necessary to submit a printed copy of the online application form by mail.


      Click Here to enter to the Online Application System

Admissions Assessment

The school will send detailed arrangements of interview/ assessment to parents within 10 working days after receiving the completed application. We will continuously collate and review all the new applications received.


Format of Assessment

The interviews for Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong applicants will take the form of an observation session, where the Founding Principal or Senior Academic Staff will meet all the parents to assess:

  • the family’s ability to support the child in engaging with an English medium curriculum
  • the parent’s alignment with Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong’s education philosophy and values; and
  • observe the children to review their social and emotional skills in line with developmental age, school readiness, interest, knowledge of curriculum areas and physical skills.


School Offer and Payment of Reservation Deposit

After the observation session, you will be notified of the outcome. If the results are positive and a place is available, a formal offer will be made by the School and with the relevant enrolment information.

If no places are available for your desired entry date, the School will place you on the waiting pool, and will notify you when a place becomes available.

To accept the offer of a place, parents should return the necessary information required inside the enrolment pack.

Parents are required to complete the enrolment pack and send in together with the cheque for the non-refundable Reservation Deposit within the time frame specified in the offer letter. This will then confirm that the enrolment process is complete. Please note that any failure to complete these procedures on-time may result in the place being offered to another student.