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.

Reserve list for entry in 2020

The reserve lists for entry in 2020 are now closed.

Progress of the reserve lists for entry in 2021

The reserve list progress will be updated whenever there is significant movement. If you see no change, revist the list a few days later to see if more offers have been made. Updates will not be made to a regular schedule. We will contact you when your reserve place is reached.

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

The selective high schools reserve list was updated on 7 August 2020. * Beside the number means it has changed since the last update.

Selective high school Last offer on reserve list
Alexandria Park Community School 25
Armidale Secondary College 4
Auburn Girls High School 20
Aurora College No reserves
Baulkham Hills High School 8
Blacktown Boys High School 10
Blacktown Girls High School 12
Bonnyrigg High School 18
Caringbah High School 11
Chatswood High School 12
Elizabeth Macarthur High School 30
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (male boarder) No reserves
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (male day student) No reserves
Fort Street High School 8
Girraween High School 0
Gorokan High School 30
Gosford High School 25
Grafton High School No reserves
Granville Boys High School 20
Hornsby Girls High School 9
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (day student) 8
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (female boarder) No reserves
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (male boarder) No reserves
James Ruse Agricultural High School 20
Karabar High School 0
Kooringal High School No reserves
Macquarie Fields High School 10
Merewether High School 15
Moorebank High School 12
Normanhurst Boys High School 6
North Sydney Boys High School 10
North Sydney Girls High School 12
Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly campus 10
Parramatta High School 10
Peel High School No reserves
Penrith High School 6
Prairiewood High School 15
Rose Bay Secondary College 25
Ryde Secondary College 22
Sefton High School 3
Smiths Hill High School 15
St George Girls High School 12
Sydney Boys High School 14
Sydney Girls High School 10
Sydney Secondary College, Balmain campus 20
Sydney Secondary College, Leichhardt campus 15
Sydney Technical High School 7
Tempe High School 14
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.

End of year removal from reserve lists

The names of students who accepted an offer to a selective high school in 2021 as well as having a place on the reserve list/s are removed from the reserve list/s after 3pm 16 December 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.

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