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 to all applicants except for a few whose applications are on hold pending further investigation. Applicants with valid email addresses were sent their outcome by email. Applicants with postal addresses and no email registered with us have been sent their outcome by post. 

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. If the outcome attachment to the email is blank when it reaches you please email the Unit at

If you are required to return a response form, please be patient. Acknowledgements of receipt of the response form will be sent after a week or two. Enquiries about this will only delay the process.

You can request details of your child's scores at Request for scores.

Find out more about how the scores are processed.

Find out more about your outcome and see frequently asked questions.

Find out about how the reserve list works.


Information about appeals is available on the appeals page.

Parents must submit relevant supporting evidence with the appeal. The Unit will not ask for additional information.

Make sure the appeal was submitted through the school, unless it is based on residency.

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

Entry to Years 8-12 in 2016

Applications opened on 23 June 2015 and will close on 28 July 2015. See information about the Years 8-12 application process.

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. You can apply now for entry to Year 8 in 2016.

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 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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Translations: Introduction to the selective high school placement process
Introduction to the selective high school placement process