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Children Statistics and Information

5. Number of children in private schools

Number of students in private day schools is shown below:

Level: Kindergarten

Level: Primary School

Level: Secondary School

Figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.

All Kindergartens and kindergarten-cum-child care centres in Hong Kong are privately run.


Figures include Direct Subsidy Scheme, private, English Schools Foundation and other international schools, but not special schools.


Figures exclude the students enrolled in secondary day courses operated by private schools offering tutorial, vocational and adult education courses registered under the Education Bureau. The number of students involved in the 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 school years are 806, 563, 412 and 352 respectively.