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

The reserve list for placement in 2017 will be published in the first week of August 2016.

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 up until the beginning of the Years 8 to 12 process in June of the year of entry.

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 (to be published in the first week of August 2016)

Selective High School

Last offer on reserve list

Alexandria Park Community School

Armidale High School
Auburn Girls High School
Baulkham Hills High School
Blacktown Boys High School
Blacktown Girls High School
Bonnyrigg High School
Caringbah High School
Chatswood High School
Duval High School
Elizabeth Macarthur High School
Farrer Male Boarder
Farrer Male Day
Fort Street High School
Girraween High School
Gorokan High School
Gosford High School
Grafton High School
Granville Boys High School
Hornsby Girls High School
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Day)
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Female Boarder)
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Male Boarder)
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Karabar High School
Kooringal High School
Macquarie Fields High School
Merewether High School
Moorebank High School
Normanhurst Boys High School
North Sydney Boys High School
North Sydney Girls High School
Northern Beaches Secondary College (Manly Campus)
Parramatta High School
Peel High School
Penrith High School
Prairiewood High School
Rose Bay Secondary College
Ryde Secondary College
Sefton High School
Smiths Hill High School
St George Girls High School
Sydney Boys High School
Sydney Girls High School
Sydney Secondary College (Balmain Campus)
Sydney Secondary College (Leichhardt Campus)
Sydney Technical High School
Tempe High School
Aurora College, Virtual No reserve places
Yanco Agricultural High School - female boarder
Yanco Agricultural High School - male boarder


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