Opportunity classes – Year 5
Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2022.
Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022
Online applications for Year 5 placement in an opportunity class in 2022 opened on Tuesday 20 April 2021 and closed on Friday 7 May 2021.
Late application requests will not be approved unless both parents have external documentation that proves that each parent was prevented by unforeseen circumstances from applying for the whole time that applications were available. If this applies in your case, you may lodge your late application request at the following link: Late application request
Parents and carers should read Applying for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022 for information about the process and important dates before making an application.
The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
Changes to the test
The Opportunity Class Placement Test will change in 2021 for placement in 2022. The new test will consist of thinking skills, mathematical reasoning and reading comprehension.
These changes are in response to the findings of the 2018 Review of Selective Education Access report, commissioned by the NSW Department of Education.
In 2021 the placement test will remain in a paper-based format.
We encourage parents to monitor this website regularly for further updates on the opportunity class process for placement in 2022.
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.