Selective High Schools Year 7 Placement


Contact Details

High Performing Students Unit

Phone: 1300 880 367
Fax: (02) 9266 8435

Post: Locked Bag 53 Darlinghurst NSW 1300


Reserve Lists: General Information

Where a student has been placed on a reserve list the outcome advice shows a number next to 'Reserve'. This number indicates the position on the reserve list. A student will receive an offer if his or her position on the reserve list is reached.

The movement through the reserve list, and the length of each reserve list, varies from year to year and from school to school. Progress through the reserve list is determined by students accepting offers, declining offers or receiving offers to a higher choice school.

Offers are made as they become available and therefore while one school's reserve list can be active, another's may remain unchanged.


  • Students on the reserve list will not necessarily be offered a place.
  • You will be contacted by the High Performing Students Unit if the student's position on the reserve list is reached.
  • Appeals or approved changes of choice may result in students being added to the reserve list. Later in the placement process there may be more than one student on a particular number on the reserve list.
  • At the end of the school year, at 3 pm on 16 December 2016, students who have already accepted an offer to a selective high school are removed from the reserve lists of all schools of higher choice. If you wish your child to remain on a reserve list of a school of higher choice after the end of the school year, you must advise the Unit by 3.00 pm on the last day of school, that you wish to decline the current offer. There is no guarantee that your child's position on the reserve list at the higher choice school will be reached.
  • Students who have not been enrolled at another selective high school can remain on the reserve list at least until the end of Term 1 of the year of entry. After 1 May, Principals have the discretion to hold vacancies over for the Years 8 to 12 placement process.

Reserve list progress

The list indicates the reserve list number of the latest student who received an offer to the selective high school. For example:

Sydney Girls High School


This example means that the latest offer of a place at Sydney Girls High School was made to the student on position 12 on the reserve list.

Your child's reserve list number does not change. You can track how much closer the Unit is to offering your child a place by checking to see how far down the reserve list the offers have progressed.

*means the number has changed since the last update.

Selective high schools reserve list (Updated 17 October 2016)

Selective High School

Last offer on reserve list

Alexandria Park Community School


Armidale High School No reserve places
Auburn Girls High School 22
Baulkham Hills High School 14*
Blacktown Boys High School 21*
Blacktown Girls High School 25*
Bonnyrigg High School 28*
Caringbah High School 11
Chatswood High School 31*
Duval High School No reserve places
Elizabeth Macarthur High School 41*
Farrer Male Boarder 9
Farrer Male Day 9
Fort Street High School 21*
Girraween High School 2
Gorokan High School 28
Gosford High School 27
Grafton High School No reserve places
Granville Boys High School 29
Hornsby Girls High School 17
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Day) 16
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Female Boarder) No reserve places
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Male Boarder) No reserve places
James Ruse Agricultural High School 11
Karabar High School No reserve places
Kooringal High School No reserve places
Macquarie Fields High School 21*
Merewether High School 17*
Moorebank High School 21*
Normanhurst Boys High School 7
North Sydney Boys High School 14
North Sydney Girls High School 23*
Northern Beaches Secondary College (Manly Campus) 13
Parramatta High School 21*
Peel High School No reserve places
Penrith High School 13
Prairiewood High School 21*
Rose Bay Secondary College 33*
Ryde Secondary College 41*
Sefton High School 12
Smiths Hill High School 15*
St George Girls High School 25
Sydney Boys High School 18*
Sydney Girls High School 15*
Sydney Secondary College (Balmain Campus) 35*
Sydney Secondary College (Leichhardt Campus) 32
Sydney Technical High School 14*
Tempe High School 20
Aurora College, Virtual No reserve places
Yanco Agricultural High School - female boarder 9
Yanco Agricultural High School - male boarder No reserve places


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