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Year 7 reserves

A student's reserve list position for each school is listed on his or her outcome advice letter. The next student on the list is offered a place when a student with an offer declines that offer.

A student's reserve list number does not change. In some cases, such as a result of a successful appeal, two students can be placed at the same reserve list number. When this happens the student with the higher score will be made the first offer.

If your child's place on a reserve list is reached, the Team will contact you.

The names of students who accepted an offer to a selective high school as well as having a place on the reserve list/s are removed from the reserve list/s after 3:00pm on the last day of the school year,18 December 2019 (for entry in 2020). From this date until the end of Term 1 in the year of placement, offers will be made only to those applicants who have declined their previous offer or who have not yet received an offer.

Progress of the reserve lists

The reserve list progress is now active and can be followed until the end of the school year. The list will be updated whenever there is significant movement.

After the end of the school year, the reserve list will not be updated online. To find out if there is further movement of the reserve list after that time, email ssu@det.nsw.edu.au.

Selective high schools reserve list last updated 7 November 2019
* means changed since last update
Selective high schoolLast offer on reserve list
Alexandria Park Community School 43*
Armidale Secondary College No reserves
Auburn Girls High School 48*
Aurora College No reserves
Baulkham Hills High School 20
Blacktown Boys High School 18*
Blacktown Girls High School 21*
Bonnyrigg High School 60*
Caringbah High School 25
Chatswood High School 20*
Elizabeth Macarthur High School 60*
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (male boarder) No reserves
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (male day student) No reserves
Fort Street High School 28*
Girraween High School 4
Gorokan High School No reserves
Gosford High School 49*
Grafton High School No reserves
Granville Boys High School No reserves
Hornsby Girls High School 20*
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (day student) 33
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (female boarder) No reserves
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (male boarder) No reserves
James Ruse Agricultural High School 25
Karabar High School No reserves
Kooringal High School No reserves
Macquarie Fields High School 26*
Merewether High School 30*
Moorebank High School 35*
Normanhurst Boys High School 14*
North Sydney Boys High School 21
North Sydney Girls High School 36*
Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly campus 19*
Parramatta High School 22
Peel High School No reserves
Penrith High School 17
Prairiewood High School 22
Rose Bay Secondary College 50*
Ryde Secondary College 31
Sefton High School 12
Smiths Hill High School 48
St George Girls High School 28*
Sydney Boys High School 27*
Sydney Girls High School 18*
Sydney Secondary College, Balmain campus 55*
Sydney Secondary College, Leichhardt campus 26
Sydney Technical High School 26*
Tempe High School 40*
Yanco Agricultural High School (female boarder) No reserves
Yanco Agricultural High School (male boarder) No reserves


A student is given a reserve list position of 10 for Alexandria Park Community School. When the reserve list number is 9 the applicant knows if a place becomes vacant they are next in line for an offer.

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