Applications for overseas children:
“School aged children of BN(O) visa holders will have access to public education.”
Stated on the Hong Kong BNO Visa policy statement.
As long as you have a right of abode in England, you can apply for a state school place here. However, you can’t apply until you have an address in the country and are living here (except for Forces/diplomatic families and for those applying to state boarding schools).
Children from overseas, not yet in the UK:
Generally, an application for a school place will not be considered until a child is in the UK.
Exception: Those whose passport has been endorsed to show that they have the right of abode in the UK.
a) Starting primary school or transfer to secondary school
b) In-year admissions
b) 年內入學 (插班生)
As the timetable for school applications starts nearly a year before admission, the Local Council may accept applications for children who are not currently in the UK, if they have a right of abode and if they have provided legitimate evidence that confirms:
They are planning a arrival to the UK in time for the start of the academic year; and
A residential link has been established in that County that would indicate the child will be living in that County when they are due to start school.
Evidences may include:
A written statement from the parent(s) of their intention to enter the UK, giving their reasons and an expected date
Sale/notice of rental of property abroad
Termination of a work contract abroad
Copy of work contract within the UK
Tenancy of property in that area
Confirmation of travel arrangement
Completion of purchase of property in the UK
Tenancy of property in the UK