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Grade Calendar 2023/24

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

It can be hard to decipher various schools' terminology, especially when it comes to grades. Here, we compare as best we can.


You must not assume that a school that uses, for example, "Year" correlates with the British style.

In the UK, Year 1 = 5 years old. In at least one school in HK, their Year 1 = 6 years old.


If your child is born 1 Sep - 31 Dec, you'll need to adjust down one year for most schools but not all.



Most schools cut off their intake at 31 August but ESF is the notable exception with a 31 December cut off (for now). You cannot choose to have a child go up or down a year.

Grade Calendar 23/24 © 2023 by Top Schools Ltd is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0




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