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【State school有咩收生條件?- 居英港人資訊分享】by Katherine⁣

你需要去你住果區council 網站申請。大部分學校會要求讀Year 5/ Year 6小朋友嘅家長或認可嘅大人親自接小朋友放學。⁣⁣⁣當然你可以申請其他區嘅學校,但過程會比較複雜。你亦都要考慮無校巴接送小朋友返學,而且返學嘅路程會比較長。⁣

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✏️有咩文件可以當地址證明俾council?⁣⁣⁣✏️⁣

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-council tax副本⁣⁣⁣⁣

-六個月內水電費單⁣⁣⁣⁣

-律師信地址證明⁣⁣⁣⁣

-租約contract⁣

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✏️政府學校種類:⁣⁣⁣✏️⁣

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(1) Community schools⁣⁣⁣⁣

由非宗教或非牟利local authority運作嘅學校⁣⁣⁣⁣

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(2) Foundation schools and voluntary schools⁣⁣⁣⁣

同Community schools差唔多,但Foundation schools and voluntary schools有機會由宗教團體& local authority運作,而且比Community schools有更多自主性⁣⁣⁣⁣

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(3) Academies schools⁣⁣⁣⁣

由非牟利academy trusts運作嘅學校⁣⁣⁣⁣

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(4) Grammar schools⁣⁣⁣⁣

跟據小朋友成績要考試先知比唔比入嘅學校 (等同考狀元)⁣⁣⁣⁣

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每間state school可以有佢自己嘅✏️入學標準條件✏️如下;⁣⁣⁣⁣

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-屋企同學校距離⁣⁣⁣⁣

-有無兄弟姊妹係果間學校讀緊⁣⁣⁣⁣

-宗教信仰⁣⁣⁣⁣

-通過入學試⁣⁣⁣⁣

-之前讀過某間學校(一條龍直升)⁣⁣⁣⁣

-有資格獲得學生保費或在職學生保費嘅人⁣⁣⁣⁣

-父母係學校工作至少2年⁣⁣⁣⁣

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**因為有各種原因,中途入學其實好正常,大家唔需要過份擔心。⁣⁣⁣⁣

建議大家都係睇返英國政府/ council 網頁作準!!⁣

https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions⁣⁣⁣⁣

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以下為英文原文:⁣

To apply to a state school, you go through your local council website. Your local council is determined by where you live. Yes you can apply out of your borough, but it is a little bit more complicated. As there are generally no school buses, it also takes longer to get your child to and from school. Most schools require a parent/registered with school adult to pick up your child until Year 5 (or some schools until Year 6.) ⁣⁣⁣⁣

Some examples of documents to show proof of address in state school admission: ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• a copy of your council tax bill; ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• a copy of a recent utility bill (gas, water, electric etc. dated within the last ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• six months); ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• a solicitors letter stating contracts have been exchanged and specifying a completion date and the new address; ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• a signed and dated tenancy agreement with the commencement date, plus proof of residency for example a copy of a recent utility bill. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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State school types: ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• community schools, which are sometimes called local authority maintained schools – they are not influenced by business or religious groups and follow the national curriculum ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• foundation schools and voluntary schools, which are funded by the local authority but have more freedom to change the way they do things – sometimes they are supported by representatives from religious groups ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• academies and free schools, which are run by not-for-profit academy trusts, are independent from the local authority – they have more freedom to change how they run things and can follow a different curriculum ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• grammar schools, which can be run by the local authority, a foundation body or an academy trust – they select their pupils based on academic ability and there is a test to get in ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Each state school is mandated to publish their admission criterion. For example: ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• home distance to school ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• sibling already at this school ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• from a particular religion (for faith schools) You will need your faith leader to fill in a form stating you have gone to worship at least once a month for at least a year ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• who pass an entrance exam (for selective schools, for example grammar schools) ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• who went to a particular primary school (a ‘feeder school’) ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• who are eligible for the pupil premium or the service pupil premium ⁣⁣⁣⁣

• whose parent has worked at the school for 2 years or more ⁣⁣⁣⁣

* Mid-year admission is normal. People switch schools for many reasons, such as relocation, clash with school culture, moving off the waiting list for first choice school etc. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣【我個小朋友要幾時登記入學呀?- 居英港人資訊分享】by Katherine⁣⁣


⁣*黎緊7月11號香港時間21:30我地會同有25年教育相關經驗嘅Katherine搞一個45分鐘左右既live分享,大家留意返,詳情呢幾日公佈*⁣⁣
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⁣⁣(以下係我地基於katherine既英文資料同埋政府網嘗試翻譯,請大家都睇一睇政府網址核證!!!)⁣⁣
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✏️三至四歲教育⁣✏️⁣⁣
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一般住係英倫既UK或歐盟小朋友三歲起至踏入五歲前,(一切一切都係要等BNO條文出黎先知香港BNO holders有冇得都可以享用!!!!!),如果符合條件,例如家長係返全職,賺夠一定人工,同埋政府話你可以接受津貼等等,係可以享有共1,140小時既free childcare,通常計返一年38個禮拜,每個禮拜30個鐘左右。⁣⁣
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如居英既residency card上「無」寫你可以享用政府資助,又或者你taxable income係100k英磅或以上就無得享用呢種津貼。⁣⁣
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請一定要睇以下網站同埋去了解每一間學校:⁣⁣
https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare⁣⁣⁣
https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place⁣⁣⁣
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✏️小學⁣✏️⁣⁣
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每年1月15日前要向當地council申請, 等到4月中左右就會收到消息。家長可以揀最多六間學校。⁣⁣⁣
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https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place⁣⁣⁣
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✏️中學⁣✏️⁣⁣
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而中學亦都係透過council去申請。每間學校嘅deadline都唔同,一般會係10月31號前,但會有一啲學校會早啲,大家要留意返自己報果間學校嘅deadline啦!一般3月2號前會收到通知。中學同小學一樣,家長可以揀最多六間學校。⁣⁣⁣
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*注意:想子女入讀Grammar school嘅家長;Grammar school會係9月頭一兩個星期搞入學試,為想下一年入讀嘅學生進行測驗。⁣⁣⁣
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✏️OFSTED 評分✏️⁣⁣⁣
想知邊間學校或者托兒服務好,非常建議大家參考下 Office of Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED)既評分。入面分為Outstanding, Good, Require Improvement, and Inadequate四個等級。 ⁣⁣⁣
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https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/⁣⁣⁣
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✏️Before compulsory education at Age 5⁣✏️⁣⁣
If your UK residency card does NOT say you cannot access public funds or your taxable income is below GBP100k (* we need further details from BNO details), then⁣⁣⁣
your 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 1,140 free hours per year. It’s usually taken as 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, but you can choose to take fewer hours over more weeks, for example. You and your partner also need to be working full time to qualify for the 30 free hours per week, fewer hours if one parent is working.⁣⁣
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https://www.gov.uk/find-free-early-education⁣⁣⁣
https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare⁣⁣⁣
https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place⁣⁣⁣
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✏️Application to Reception, which goes on to Primary School⁣✏️⁣⁣
This is through the local council. Deadline for application is 15 January, and parents will be notified of decisions by mid April. Parents can apply to up to 6 schools, but must at least apply to 3.⁣⁣⁣
https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-primary-school-place⁣⁣⁣
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✏️Application to Secondary School⁣✏️⁣⁣
Application to secondary school is also through the local council. Deadline for application is usually 31 October. However, some schools themselves set earlier deadlines. For example, some grammar schools administer their entrance exam on the first weekday in September. Some schools have compulsory additional paperwork. You will have up to 6 choices and the council will assign your child school by 2 March. ⁣⁣⁣
*Grammar school spaces are determined by the entrance exam that you have to take physically at the school, usually in the first week of September for entrance the next year. ⁣⁣⁣
(Note: there are no grammar schools in central London, only in the suburbs.)⁣⁣⁣
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✏️OFSTED Ratings⁣✏️⁣⁣
Office of Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills⁣⁣⁣
They inspect and regulate the above institutions. You can look up the rating of each school/child care provider. ⁣⁣⁣
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https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/⁣⁣⁣
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There are 4 grades: Outstanding, Good, Require Improvement, and Inadequate.⁣⁣⁣
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【英倫教育-State School政府學校開支-居英港人資訊分享】

小朋友教育有好多家長都想了解清楚,老實講我地兩個真係對呢方面無咩知識。

但有個好有心嘅香港人主動聯絡我地話可以提供有關教育方面嘅資料。

居英港人Katherine有25年以上教育相關經驗,其中主要工作係幫A-level改卷。

「I have 25+ yrs of education experience in 3 continents, mostly focusing on secondary school education and non-profit sector grassroots work. Currently working for UK exam boards on A levels. Have been in the UK for 7 years, before that almost 20 yrs in the USA (New York and Boston.)

(just to back up for a second, I only recommend maybe 1 or 2 extra curricular lessons) for primary school age child, all that on the list is way too much (maybe not in hk eyes but it is way too much) so the basic cost will also go down」

今個星期佢就分享左讀state school嘅開支比大家參考:) 

🦁我地或者會同Katherine搞一個LIVE,解答大家對教育嘅問題。大家有興趣嗎?

同埋Katherine黎緊都會幫手寫一d關於英倫教育既分享。大家留意下。感謝Katherine用自己時間幫大家!

**題外話Katherine話建議唔好揀多過3個課外生動俾小朋友,唔好俾太大壓力佢地呀! 😆

英國private school貴得合理?⁣(淺談其教育制度及入學)

很多人都好關注如果BNO平權後,其子女可否在英國讀書。其實在英國政府還沒有公佈任何詳情之前,所有事都是未知知數。⁣

簡單來說,英國主要分私立學校和公立學校。前者是非政府資助而後者則是政府資助。⁣

這篇主要先探討私立學校 (private school)。大家要有心理準備private school學費為廿十多萬到四十多萬一年不等,當中亦有分寄宿和非寄宿。⁣

當然這個收費下private school的師資和學習環境都比公立學校要好,因此牛津大學當中有超過六成學生是讀私立學校。⁣

如果各下有意送子女來英國讀書的話私立學校,的確有很多選擇。但建議因應小朋友興趣去找合適的學校,因為英國私立學校很強調就著小朋友個人天賦發展,而非填鴨式的教育。⁣

畢竟每一間學校的強項和收生條件也不一樣,所以最好找一個private school agent case by case的跟進。⁣

有一些學校會著重在運動發展上(踢英超不是夢)。有些會著重藝術方面,當然亦有唔少在學術上非常出色。⁣

加上現在英鎊受脫歐問題影響匯率維持低位,如果想小朋友長遠有更好的教育和發展,而且各下經濟能力允許的話。私人學校的確是不二之選,亦無需煩惱BNO將來會否容許讀本地公立學校的問題。⁣

香港在回歸以前一直是跟英國教育制,所以兩者大致相同,大家可以參考以下流程。

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小學教育⁣

就讀私立學校的兒童在七歲時,從幼兒學校升入Preparatory School 預備學校。⁣

就讀預備學校 (Preparatory School) 的兒童在十三歲時即轉入私立中學就讀。⁣

年滿十三歲的學生通常需要通過統一入學考試,方可進入私立中學就讀。不過有些私立中學也錄取年滿十一歲的學生,與公立教育系統較為吻合。統一入學考試是所有學校的共同考試,考卷是由學生自己報考的中學批閱。⁣

很多英國中學認為統一入學考試並不適用於來自不同教育制度國家的國際學生。因此很多中學都願意調整入學程序與條件,好讓國際學生進入就讀。⁣

學生在中學至少要唸到十六歲,才能參加考試,如果通過考試才能取得中學教育普通證書(GCSE);即香港以前的會考(HKCEE)。GCSE需要大約兩年的準備時間。大多數學生學習五至十門科目。⁣

取錄要求⁣

英國的寄宿學校選擇多,而且有不同特色,學校收到入學申請後,大多會參考港生在香港前兩至三年的成績和課外活動表現。⁣

另外,不少寄宿學校會要求學生應考入學試,包括Ukiset(Independent School Entry’s Test)、共通(統一)入學考試(Common Entrance Examination)等,形式大同小異。⁣

其中UKiset考試時間為2小時,共有3份卷,包括推理測試、英語測試及英語寫作,推理測試考學生邏輯思維推理、空間分析能力、文字邏輯推理,要求學生運用數學概念解決現實問題等,校方會按成績決定是否接納學生入學申請。⁣

除了入學試,校方亦會要求申請人參與面試,一般透過視像形式進行,部分著名英國寄宿學校更會安排教師或校長於指定時間來港面試,目的是測試學生英語對答能力和對學校的了解程度。⁣

各位家長可以思考一下什麼是最適合小朋友成長的教育。畢竟未來是交給一代的!⁣

#帶團睇學校有無得諗
#我都好想讀書呀⁣
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希望盡小小力幫香港人,保留香港文化同精神。


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