2024/25 Admissions to S.1

Application timeline

2024/25 S.1 Admission Procedure

Starting from 1 September 2023

Accept 2024/25 S.1 Applications

Complete the online application form  here.

Starting from 1 September 2023

Starting from October 2023

Admission Interview

Shortlisted applicants and their parents will be invited to an admission interview.

The selection criteria is as follows:

  • Academic performance
  • Conduct 
  • Extra-curricular activity, service and award records
  • Interview performance
  • Parental support

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. Secondary School Places Allocation 2022/2024 Primary 6 Student Record Form 
  2. Applicant’s HKID card, birth certificate or passport
  3. Parent’s/guardian’s HKID card or passport
  4. Original copy of recent report cards
  5. Original copy of award certificates (if any)
  6. Address proof (e.g. A utility bill)
  7. A recent photo of student (to be affixed on the form)

Successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks.

Mid-July 2024

Pre-S.1 Experiential Activities

Successful applicants will be invited to attend Pre-S1 Experiential Activities.

Mid-July 2024

9 July 2024

S.1 Admission Registration

Successful applicants will complete the registration procedure. New applications are also welcome on that day.

16 July 2024

Pre-S.1 Hong Kong Attainment Test

Registered students will sit for the Pre-S.1 Hong Kong Attainment Test 2024. Class allocation will be based on the test results.

16 July 2024

Aug 2024

S.1 Bridging course and Orientation Day

2 September 2024

First day of school at DHW

Congratulations! Your secondary school life at DHW now begins.

2 September 2024

Admission Criteria

The following will be considered during the admission procedures:
  1. Academic ability
  2. Language ability
  3. Conduct
  4. Participation in extra-curricular activities and other learning activities
  5. Parental support
  6. Interview performance

School fees

S.1 – S.3 (Junior Secondary): No school fee
S.4 – S.6 (Senior Secondary): Annual fee is HKD$3000.

Fee Remission

To ensure quality education for all students.

The applicant’s family financial situation will be the sole assessment criterion for granting fee remission. The eligibility benchmarks are no less favorable than the government financial assistance schemes for fee remission.
Assessment of eligibility:
  1. All our students with financial need can apply through their parents/guardians.
  2. Applicant’s family financial situation will be assessed.
  3. Priority will be given to the applicants receiving CSSA or beneficiaries of Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). Beneficiaries of CSSA or full/half subsidies in WFSFAA will receive full school fee remission.
  4. The amount of remission and the number of beneficiaries are subject to adjustment and depend on the number of applications of the school year and the school’s finance.
  5. Government’s AFI mechanism is referred and the school reserves the right for the final approval of the application. AFI mechanism is illustrated below:

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  1. Gross annual income of the family includes the annual income of the applicant and his/her spouse; 30% of the annual income of unmarried child / children residing with the family if applicable; and the contribution from relatives / friends if applicable.
  2. The members of a family normally refer to the applicant, his/her spouse, unmarried child / children residing with the family and the dependent parent(s) who are supported by the applicant and/or his/her spouse.
  3. For single-parent families of 2 to 3 members, the ‘plus 1 factor’ in the divisor of the AFI formula will be increased to 2.


We offer numerous types of scholarships to our students: Year-level scholarships and achievement awards for the most outstanding student in each subject or important aspect of school life, such as sports, extra-curricular activities and services.
Generous and different levels of scholarships for students achieving the best and minimum performances in HKDSE.

For more information, please contact the school in office hours.