Selective high schools – Year 7

Applying for placement in a selective high school in Year 7


Find out about key dates in the placement process.

Entry to Year 7 in 2018

Check the Outcome page for information about placement in 2018.

The progress of reserve lists will be published every few days or when there is significant movement. If your child's reserve position is reached the Unit will contact you.

If you accept an offer and are also on a reserve list, you can remain on that reserve list until 3pm on 15 December 2017. At  that time you must give up either the reserve place or the offer. After this time students who have accepted an offer will be removed automatically from all reserve lists.

Entry to Year 7 in 2019

Download a printable version of the application information (PDF 303KB) for information about the placement process.

Applications for entry to Year 7 in 2019 closed at 10pm on 13 November 2017. It is now too late to apply.

Late applications

Closing dates for applications are strictly observed. There can be no exemptions made on compassionate grounds. The only circumstances under which a late application can be considered are:

  • Where parents are applying for placement of their children in rural or remote areas where there is a shortage of suitable candidates. The choices are locked for those applicants and they cannot be considered for other selective high schools even if they move their residence.
  • Where both parents/carers have documentary evidence to support a claim that major circumstances beyond their control prevented them from completing an application which was available 24 hours a day on any internet enabled device during the month that applications were open.

If you have a strong case to request a late application, email the Unit with all the information and documentary evidence that supports it.

Changes to current applications

If you made a mistake after you submitted an application, or wish to change school choices, email and ask us to make the change.

School assessment scores for applicants from non-government school

Parents of students from non-government schools should ensure that the Principal's page for provision of school assessment scores is returned to the Unit by 5 December.

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