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 your child!

2024-25 and 2025-26 Programmes Offered
In the academic year 2024-25 and 2025-26, both pre-school campuses offer half-day programmes for Pre-Nursery (2-3 years), half-day and full day programmes for Kindergarten 1 (3-4 years), and Kindergarten 2 (4-5 years).


Class Time Schedule Age
Pre-Nursery (PN) Half-day 2 – 3 years old
Kindergarten 1 (K1) Half-day/ Full day 3 – 4 years old
Kindergarten 2 (K2) Half-day/ Full day 4 – 5 years old

Alternative Pathway (2024-2025)
The new K3 programme opening for the 2024-25 academic year, is designed to provide families the option of transitioning to the local education system for primary school. The K3 programme (5-6 years) is exclusive to our Island West campus in Sai Ying Pun.


Class Time Schedule Age
Kindergarten 3 (K3) Full day 5 – 6 years old


When to Apply

Applications for the academic year 2024-25 and 2025-26 are now open for admissions. The admissions team accepts rolling applications up to one year in advance of the desired entry year. However, parents are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Priority Allocations

Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong seeks to build a diverse, multi-cultural pupil population. We take into consideration how our school values align with those of our prospective pupils’ families.

Priority for assessment is based on the following criteria:

  1. Siblings of pupils already attending Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong or Malvern College Hong Kong;
  2. Children of Old Malvernians (alumni);
  3. Children who bring diversity in terms of nationality, ethnicity, religion, age and gender.

All children are required to meet the school’s entry requirements, irrespective of their priority status.

Age Guidelines

The age guidelines for entry to Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Coronation Circle and Island West) are as follows:

Programme Age Academic Year Commencing August 2024
Child’s Date of Birth
Academic Year Commencing August 2025
Child’s Date of Birth
Pre-Nursery 2—3-years-old 1st Sep 2021—31st Aug 2022 1st Sep 2022—31st Aug 2023
Kindergarten-1 3—4-years-old 1st Sep 2020—31st Aug 2021 1st Sep 2021—31st Aug 2022
Kindergarten-2 4—5-years-old 1st Sep 2019—31st Aug 2020 1st Sep 2020—31st Aug 2021
Kindergarten-3* 5—6-years-old 1st Sep 2018—31st Aug 2019 1st Sep 2019—31st Aug 2020

* Kindergarten 3 Full Day Programme only available in Island West Campus


Application Procedure

Please read the following instructions carefully before proceeding to our online application system.


Before you start the application, please familiarise yourself with our age guidelines to ensure that you apply for the correct programme.


We suggest you use a desktop or laptop computer to complete the application form. Smartphones and tablets are not suitable devices due to screen size, performance issues and formatting limitation. Safari and Chrome will work best for the online application system.

Online Application

Required Documents

Please create a Parent Log-in account and collate the required supporting documents ready for upload prior to filling out our online application form. We accept documents in English and Chinese. Documents in other languages should be translated by a professional translator or consular service.

    1. Digital Photo of Applicant
        • Colour passport-style portrait taken within the past three months
        • Plain background
        • Photo 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 Documents
        Please upload the following documents in PDF format:
        • Applicant’s birth certificate (required);
        • Applicant’s passport information page (required);
        • 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 the Hong Kong visa application is in progress, please let us know the anticipated issuance date;
        • 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:
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – Birth Certificate
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – Passport
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – HKID Card
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – HKID Card Mother
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – Passport Mother
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – HKID Card Father
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – Passport Father
        • Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant – School Report etc.
    3. Immunisation Health Record
        • Applicant’s latest immunisation record
    4. School Reports
        • Applicant’s latest school report (if available)
    5. 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 for the child etc.We ask parents not to submit any personal portfolios including artwork, photographs, essays, video and audio recordings as they will not be considered in the application process.

Click Here to access the Online Application System.

Admissions Assessment

Process Applications

Over the academic year 2024-25, we will review all the new applications received according to our admissions timeline.


Interactive Experience Session

Applicants are invited to attend an interactive experience session, including an introduction to Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong and a meeting with the school’s principal and senior management team. Parents and children will also engage in some games and fine motor skills activities. The purpose of the interactive experience session is 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;
  • the child’s social and emotional skills in line with developmental age, school readiness, interests, knowledge of curriculum areas and physical skills.


School Offer and Payment of Reservation Deposit

After the interactive experience session, parents will be notified of the outcome. If the results are positive and a place is available, a formal offer letter with the relevant enrolment information will be sent.

If no places are available for the desired entry date, the applicant will be placed on the waiting list and notified when a place becomes available.

To accept the placement, parents are required to submit the completed enrolment documents together with a cheque for the non-refundable reservation deposit within the time frame specified in the offer letter. Please note that any failure to complete these procedures on time may result in the place being offered to another pupil.