Year 7 reserves

If the Outcome is showing as ‘Reserve’ it means your child is on the reserve list (waiting list) for that school (or schools). You may be made an offer later if your child’s position on the reserve list is reached before all vacancies are filled.

View the progress of reserve bands for each school at the bottom of the page.

What do the reserve bands mean?

From 2022, instead of a reserve list number, parents are given a band A to F next to the relevant school choice.

The ‘Reserve band’ column provides a general estimate for how long it might take to receive an offer from your child’s position on the reserve list for that school. This is based on when students in a similar position were placed during the previous year’s placement process. The bands are estimates only. The number and timing of declined offers is not necessarily the same from year to year.

Reserve list numbers are not published and are not generally released, as the band is a better indication of possible timing and likelihood.

Reserve list bands

Band Estimate based on previous year
A within 1 month of the outcome notification
B within 2 months of the outcome notification
C within 3 months of the outcome notification
D within 4 months of the outcome notification
E within 5 months of the outcome notification
F offer not likely by the end of the year

Declining a reserve outcome

If your child is on a reserve list but you are sure you do not want your child to be placed in that school, please select ‘Withdraw’ and confirm that, yes, you do want to withdraw from the reserve list. You cannot change this decision later.

Notification of a subsequent or further offer

If your child's position on a reserve list is reached, the Team will contact you by an email alerting you to log in to your application dashboard to view the updated outcome. Make sure you check your email junk folder regularly.

If you get a subsequent or further offer, you must either accept it or decline it by the response due date shown or it will lapse.

If you already had an offer, you can choose to accept the new offer or decline it and keep your original offer. If you accept the new offer, the original offer is automatically declined.

Students on reserve lists are not guaranteed an offer.

Aurora College does not have a reserve list as all offers are made to allow the College to work with host schools as soon as outcomes are released.

End of year removal from reserve lists

You may accept an offer and also remain on a reserve list or lists for a higher choice school (or schools) until the last day students attend school for the year.

At 3:00 pm on 19 December 2022, the names of students holding an offer to a selective high school are removed from any higher choice school reserve lists. To remain on a reserve list for a higher choice school, you must decline the existing offer before the 'locking' date of 19 December 2022. From this date until the end of Term 1 in the year of placement, offers will be made only to those remaining on reserve lists who have declined their previous offer or who have not yet received an offer.

After reserve lists close, any vacancies are held over for the Years 8 to 12 placement process.

Progress of the reserve lists

This table shows which reserve band is currently being offered for each selective high school. The list is updated when there is movement from one band to another.

Selective high school Now offering from Reserve Band:
Alexandria Park Community School A
Armidale Secondary College B
Auburn Girls High School A
Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus A
Baulkham Hills High School A
Blacktown Boys High School A
Blacktown Girls High School A
Bonnyrigg High School A
Caringbah High School B
Chatswood High School C
Elizabeth Macarthur High School A
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School A
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School (Male boarder) No new offers
Fort Street High School A
Granville Boys High School A
Girraween High School B
Gorokan High School A
Gosford High School A
Grafton High School No new offers
Hurlstone Agricultural High School A
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Female boarder) No new offers
Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Male boarder) No new offers
Hornsby Girls High School B
James Ruse Agricultural High School A
Karabar High School A
Kooringal High School A
Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus A
Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus B
Merewether High School A
Macquarie Fields High School B
Moorebank High School A
Normanhurst Boys High School B
North Sydney Boys High School C
North Sydney Girls High School A
Parramatta High School B
Penrith High School C
Peel High School B
Prairiewood High School A
Richmond High School A
Rose Bay Secondary College B
Ryde Secondary College B
Sydney Boys High School A
Sefton High School A
St George Girls High School A
Sydney Girls High School D
Smiths Hill High School A
Sydney Technical High School B
Tempe High School A
Aurora College (Virtual) No new offers
Yanco Agricultural High School (Female boarder) A
Yanco Agricultural High School (Male boarder) A

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