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CityHong Kong
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$167,100
to: HK$152,900
Address: No. 3 Lai Wo Lane Fo Tan, Sha Tin Hong Kong
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English an Additional Language and Additional English Support programs

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Use of technology in the classroom

Sha Tin College operates a Google Apps for Education domain. Allied with Smart, the Moodle-based virtual learning environment, this gives staff and students and powerful suite of tools to enrich learning and teaching. Additionally, STC continues to invest heavily in its IT infrastructure to ensure a cutting-edge backbone is in place to support the ever growing use of digital technologies.

Sha Tin College is a 1:1 laptop school. In Years 7-9 it operates a parent-owned, single model laptop programme, which is fully school-supported. Each year the school tenders for the most appropriate device for the incoming cohort. In Years 10-13 students bring their own device, which must meet the school’s minimum specifications.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, (I)GCSE

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs program

Learning support offered

A wide range of services are available dependent on each student’s level of need. This may include in-class support from an Educational Assistant or Learning Support teacher, pull-out, small group support lessons, development of a student support plan or an individual educational program, and/or placement in the Learning Support Centre.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Enrichment and extension activities are available to help students develop their special abilities and talents. Departments offer special activities and information is shared about programmes in the community.

Entry evaluation for students

Complete age-appropriate assessments to determine their ability to engage with an English medium curriculum.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All ESF schools are non-selective academically. However, as English is the medium of instruction, it is essential that students demonstrate fluency in English before admission can be considered. For this reason, all students are required to pass a written English test.

School bus service available


Uniform required

Years 7-11 are required to wear a school uniform. Years 12-13 are not required to wear a school uniform.

Sports activities included

Badminton, table tennis, basketball, water polo, trampolining

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor swimming pool, sports hall, 2 open playgrounds, covered playground and 2 rooftop playgrounds

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Sha Tin College is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’
through the medium of English.
Sha Tin College is a warm, welcoming and vibrant educational institution where the quality of relationships with all stakeholders is valued and nurtured. Visitors comment on the work ethic, sense of purpose and the energy of staff and students alike. It has a long tradition of serving the community and achieving excellent examination results and producing well-rounded young adults.

Teaching approach of the school

The Curriculum at Sha Tin College is designed to enable all students to fulfil their potential, giving them many opportunities and choices about their future as they move into the wider world.

The curriculum is structured around the following principles:

a) The need for breadth and balance, to give every student an opportunity to fulfil their academic and personal potential.

b) The need to ensure relevance and internationalism, to promote responsible citizenship and develop an awareness and understanding of regional, international and global issues

c) The need to develop the elements of learning: knowledge, skills, concepts and values/attitudes. This aims to foster a spirit of enquiry, a sense of adventure, a pride in individual and team achievements, the confidence to meet challenges and the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

d) The need to ensure progression and continuity, building on and extending the work done by Sha Tin College partner schools.

e) The need to ensure coherence of learning. Whilst subjects are taught through different curriculum areas, consistency of approach, common themes and inter-disciplinary links are emphasised to ensure that students gain a holistic view of knowledge and its acquisition.

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