Opportunity class reserve list bands

VIDEO: Opportunity class reserve bands

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If your child has been placed on a reserve list for opportunity class placement, they'll be given a reserve band.

This information is displayed in the ‘Reserve Band’ column of the application dashboard next to the relevant school.

Reserve bands range from Band A to Band E and are based on the way offers were made from the same reserve list positions in the previous year.

It is important to note, that students who are placed on a reserve list for a particular school are not guaranteed an offer.

The reserve bands are designed to help you make educational plans and should be treated only as a guide.

If your child's position on a reserve list is reached, you will receive an email asking you to view the updated outcome in the ‘application dashboard’.

You need to then ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the placement offer.

If you don't respond by the due date, the offer will lapse and the place will be given to the next eligible student.

If you have accepted a placement offer from one school and have also received another offer from your first-choice school, you can choose to either ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ this new offer.

If you accept the new offer, the original offer is automatically declined.

You may accept an offer while remaining on a reserve list for a higher-choice school until the locking date shown on this page of our website.

If you want to remain on a reserve list for your first-choice school after the advertised locking date, you need to decline your current offer.

Students who have accepted an offer for placement cannot remain on the reserve list for their first-choice school after that date.

If your child is on a reserve list, but you no longer want them to be placed in that school, select ‘withdraw’ from the reserve list in the application dashboard.

Note that you cannot change this decision later.

Visit the Selective high schools and opportunity classes website for reserve list progression updates and additional information.

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Check the Reserve list band showing in your child’s outcome. This may help you get a sense of when you might get an offer.

Please remember, the bands are estimates only. There is no guarantee that you may receive an offer from a reserve list.

Reserve band estimates

Opportunity class reserve 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 January
E Later than January or no offer made

Learn more about reserve lists at What do the different outcomes mean?

How long can my child remain on a reserve list?

Your child can remain on a reserve list and be placed up until the end of Term 1 in Year 6. But please note the information below about automatic removal from reserve lists.

Removal from reserve lists – decision due date

If you have accepted an offer and you are on the reserve list for your first choice school, you will be removed from that reserve list on the decision due – see Key dates.

To stay on the reserve list after this date, you will need to decline your accepted offer at your second choice school by the 'reserve decision date'.

Important: If you choose to decline your offer, you cannot get it back again.

Progress of reserve bands for 2024 entry

This table shows which reserve band is currently being offered for each opportunity class.

The list is updated when there is movement from one band to another.

School with opportunity class Now offering from Reserve Band:
Armidale City Public School E
Alstonville Public School C
Alexandria Park Community School E
Artarmon Public School E
Ashfield Public School E
Aurora College No reserves
Blaxcell Street Public School E
Beecroft Public School B
Balgowlah Heights Public School E
Bathurst West Public School E
Biraban Public School E
Balmain Public School B
Bradbury Public School E
Blacktown South Public School B
Blaxland East Public School Not available for 2024 placement
Camden South Public School E
Casula Public School D
Caringbah North Public School B
Cessnock West Public School E
Chatswood Public School E
Colyton Public School E
Coonabarabran Public School No reserves
Cudgegong Valley Public School E
Dubbo West Public School No reserves
Dural Public School E
Earlwood Public School E
Ermington Public School C
Georges Hall Public School B
Glenbrook Public School D
Goonellabah Public School No reserves
Goulburn West Public School E
Greenacre Public School C
Greystanes Public School E
Gosford Public School E
Grafton South Public School E
Harrington Street Public School E
Holsworthy Public School B
Hurstville Public School E
Ironbark Ridge Public School E
Illaroo Road Public School E
Jewells Primary School D
Kingswood Public School B
Leumeah Public School E
Lithgow Public School No reserves
Maryland Public School E
Matthew Pearce Public School B
Mona Vale Public School B
Moree Public School B
Neutral Bay Public School C
Newbridge Heights Public School B
New Lambton South Public School B
North Rocks Public School E
Picnic Point Public School B
Port Macquarie Public School No reserves
Quakers Hill Public School C
Queanbeyan South Public School B
Ryde Public School E
Richmond Public School D
Rutherford Public School B
Smithfield Public School E
Soldiers Point Public School E
St Andrews Public School E
St Johns Park Public School E
Sturt Public School B
Summer Hill Public School E
Sutherland Public School E
Tahmoor Public School C
Tamworth Public School B
Tamworth South Public School No reserves
Tighes Hill Public School B
Toormina Public School E
Waitara Public School B
Wentworth Falls Public School B
Wilkins Public School B
Wollongong Public School E
Woollahra Public School E
Wyong Public School C


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