Year 7–13 (Hong Kong F.1–F.6)
Ages 11+ to 18
State boarding schools are government funded, (much like Hong Kong local schools). The tuition fees are paid by the UK government, but parents must pay the boarding fees. This privilege is only reserved for pupils holding British or EU passports. Pupils study a similar range of subjects as those in independent schools, but class sizes are larger and facilities are not as extensive.