Key dates

Key dates - Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2021

Date Activity

26 June 2020

Applications close for Year 5 entry in 2021

9 June-21 August 2020

Parents request any disability adjustments

30 June-3 July 2020

Principals verify student information

4 November 2020

Parents receive ‘Test authority’ advice

Parents advised of disability adjustments granted for the test

18 November 2020

Opportunity Class Placement Test

25 November 2020

Last day to change school choices

late December 2020

Selection process occurs

Mid-January 2021

Placement outcome information sent to parents

From mid-January 2021

Parents accept or decline offers

Late January 2021

Reserve lists activated

Late January 2021

Parents of successful students sent ‘Authority to attend’ letters to take to the school on the first day of term in 2021

27 January 2020

At 5 pm, students with accepted offers are withdrawn from reserve lists

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2022

Date Activity

13 October 2020

Applications open for entry to selective high school placement in 2022


17 November 2020

Applications close for entry to selective high school placement in 2022. (Closing date updated)


4 December 2020

Principals provide school assessment scores


25 February 2021

Test centre information and Test authority letters available to parents

11 March 2021

Selective High School Placement test


18 March 2021

Illness/misadventure requests due


25 April 2021

Last day to change school choices

May-June 2021

Selection commitees meet


2 July 2021

Placement outcomes expected to be released


9 July 2021

Appeals due 5 working days after outcomes are released

July 2021-May 2022

Parents accept or decline offers


Early August Reserve list activated - until May 2022

October 2021

Appeals outcomes released


15 December 2021 at 3pm

Students who have kept offers are removed from reserve lists

Mid-January 2022 Authority to attend letters for entry in 2022 are sent

Key Dates - Year 7 selective high schools entry in 2021

Date Activity

July 2020 to May 2021

Parents accept or decline offers for entry in 2021

10 August 2020

Reserve list for entry in 2021 activated - until May 2021

October 2020 Appeals outcomes released

16 December 2020

Students keeping offers for entry in 2021 are removed from reserve lists

mid January 2021

Authority to attend letters for entry in 2021 are sent

Key dates - Years 8 to 12 selective high schools

Dates Activity

Late May 2020

Application information available on this website and from selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.

Check school websites or contact the school for specific application and assessment requirements.

19 June 2020

Application form available on this website and from selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.

24 July 2020

Closing date for completed application forms to be submitted to the chosen selective high schools. A separate form must be submitted to each school.

August - September 2020

Selection committees meet and consider applications for entry starting in 2021.

October - November 2020

Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school for entry starting in 2021.

Test dates

Opportunity Class Placement Test dates Selective High School Placement Test dates

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Thursday 12 March 2020

21 July 2021 for 2022 entry

11 March 2021 for 2022 entry

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