Applications for a place in selective schools in 2023 now open

Applications for selective school placement in 2023 will close on 17 November 2021, with the placement test to be held on 10 March 2022.

04 November 2021
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Image: Selective schools applications for 2023 closing on 17 November

Do you have a child who is currently in Year 5? Does your child demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • intense curiosity
  • learns new ideas or skills quickly and easily
  • displays a good memory
  • asks complex questions
  • is creative
  • enjoys thinking in complex ways
  • requires fewer repetitions when learning new things
  • becomes intensely focused in their area of interest or passion

Your child may benefit in being a student at a NSW Department of Education selective high school. Selective high schools are part of the NSW public education system. A selective high school can provide your child with an education designed to stimulate their intellect, support their development and mix with other like-minded students.

Applications can be done easily by accessing the Online Application Form via our website.

There are 47 selective high schools across NSW which form part of the public education system. You can find a complete list of all the NSW selective high schools including a map at this website.

Should you have an enquiry about the application process you can contact our friendly team via email ssu@det.nsw.edu.au or telephone: 1300 880 367.

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