Opportunity classes – Year 5

Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2024

Applications for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class will open on Thursday 30 March 2023 and close on Monday 15 May 2023.

Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2024.

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Authority to attend an opportunity class in 2023

The ‘Authority to attend an opportunity class’ letters for Year 5 entry are now available in the application dashboard.

Beginning of year reserve list rule

Students with accepted offers and also on the reserve list for a higher choice school were removed from all reserve lists at 5pm, Friday 27 January 2023.

Parents should use the messaging system in the application dashboard to communicate with the Selective Education Unit if they have any enquiries.

Equity Placement Model

We’ve made improvements to the way we place students in opportunity classes and selective high schools.

The Equity Placement Model helps to make access fairer by holding a percentage of places for students from the following under-represented groups: students from low socio-educational advantage backgrounds, Aboriginal students, students from rural and remote locations, and students with disability.

Learn more about the Equity Placement Model.

Outcome reporting

The way we report student performance on the Opportunity Classes Placement Test has improved. Parents will now receive a new Performance report as part of their placement outcome information.

For those students who are placed on a reserve list for a school preference, we now provide a time estimate of how long it might take to receive an offer.

To learn more about these changes please visit Placement outcome information.

Review of Selective Education Access

In December 2018, the NSW Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, announced the findings of the Review of Selective Education Access. For more information, see Review of Selective Education Access: Findings and Action Plan.

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