Opportunity classes – Year 5


Find out about key dates in the placement process for Year 5 entry in 2023.

Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2023

Applications for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2023 opened on Tuesday 26 April 2022 and closed at 11.59 pm on Friday 13 May 2022. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Opportunity Class Placement Test

The Opportunity Class Placement Test was conducted on Thursday 28 July 2022.

Placement outcome notification date

Parents will be notified of their child's placement outcome in late October 2022.

Illness/misadventure result

Parents who submitted an Illness/misadventure request straight after the test will receive a result incorporated in their placement outcome in late October. Parents will be able to access outcome information through their application dashboard.

The closing date for Illness/misadventure requests was 4 August 2022. No late Illness/misadventure requests will be accepted.

After the Team sends placement outcomes to parents, parents cannot appeal about problems that were or should have been considered through the Illness/misadventure process.

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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