Selective High Schools: Year 7 placement

Entry to Year 7 in 2016

The outcomes of selective high school applications for entry in 2016 have been sent. If you have not received your outcome by email please check your junk mail box in case it has gone there before you contact us. Find out more about your outcome and see frequently asked questions.

Reserve lists

If you are on a reserve list you will be contacted if a place becomes available. You can follow the progress of the reserve list which is updated every few days when changes occur.


You can request details of your child's scores at Request for scores. Find out more about how the scores are processed.


The time for submitting appeals for 2016 entry has now closed.

Receipt of appeals will be acknowledged within 21 days. If you do not hear back by that time, please contact the Unit.

Entry to Year 7 in 2017

Applications will open on 13 October 2015 and will close on 16 November 2015. Applications can only be made online through this website at that time.

Entry to Year 7 in 2015

The reserve list for 2015 selective high school entry is now closed. No more offers will be made to students on reserve lists. 

Key dates for entry to Year 7 in 2016

Date  Activity
14 October 2014  Application opens, online only, for 2016 entry
17 November 2014  Applications close. No late applications
26 February 2015  Test centre advice sent
12 March 2015  Selective High School Placement Test
 by 26 March 2015  Illness/misadventure claims submitted
 by 30 April 2015  Change of school choice requests
 Early July 2015  Outcome advice

Introduction to the selective high school placement process

See below for Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese language versions of this guide.

There have been a number of changes to the selective high school placement process since the parent information presentations were created. Go to the following link to see these changes: Updated information

Selective high schools and opportunity classes: An Aboriginal perspective

The DVD at the following link was developed with the support and participation of the Twugia project team from the former South Western Sydney Region. This DVD was designed to promote the benefits of Aboriginal students attending selective high schools and opportunity classes.

Introduction to the selective high school placement process


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Applying for a place at a selective high school
Translations: Introduction to the selective high school placement process
Introduction to the selective high school placement process

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