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ESF King George V School

ESF King George V School

2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong, China

+852 2711 3029



ESF King George V School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1902
Status English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit
Principal Mr Mark Blackshaw
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 1,846
Years 7 to 11 HK$133,800
Years 12 to 13 HK$140,700
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Mr Chris Wightman
Diploma Coordinator Mr Chris Wightman
MYP Coordinator Mr Rowan Turner
Associations ESF, IB, CIS, WASC, BTEC

At ESF King George V School (KGV), our purpose is based on our belief that every student can 'be their own remarkable' as they achieve, improve and learn. Our vision is to create a 'school for one'; a place where each student feels that the school was created just for them. Through a lived experience, we want all to feel a deep sense of belonging, identity, and purpose.

We personalise learning so each and every person is supported and encouraged to achieve at a high level, and to develop holistically to be the best person they can be.

Our school thrives on a culture where a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and values are equally cherished, respected, and heard. We seek to continuously collaborate, innovate, and improve to make a difference in the communities we serve and lead.

The school is well known for its commitment to developing all aspects of student life and it has a fine tradition in academics, sport, music, drama, dance, community service, charity work and environmental sustainability. Our school has a very strong House system, which is run and inspired by our students and provides a wide range of learning opportunities and activities.

Our school promotes and celebrates our 'Honesty before Glory' motto, which is underpinned by our three school values:

Honesty – Be truthful, fair, and authentic

Courage – Be vulnerable, brave, and resilient

Empathy - Be kind, understanding, and respectful

King George V School originated as the Kowloon British School in 1902, moving to its present site in 1936. The present name dates from 1948. Today it serves students from Kowloon and the New Territories. It occupies a large site of over ten acres and has its own AstroTurf sports field and all seasons swimming pool. There are two new buildings completed in 2013 (Performing Arts and a Science Block) on the school site and an extensive Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

Since 2017 our school has implemented the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) in Years 7 to 9, after which the school delivers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Years 10 and 11. Students then progress to study either the IB Diploma Programme or the more vocationally oriented Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) applied learning programme.