NSW public schools offer a range of opportunities for gifted and talented students including opportunity classes and selective high schools.
Key dates – Opportunity classes
|26 April 2017||Application opens online|
|12 May 2017||
Application closes (no late applications)
|12 July 2017||Parents are sent Test Authority letter by mail and email|
|26 July 2017||
Opportunity class placement test for entry in 2018
|4 August 2017||Change of school choice closes for entry in 2018|
|11 August 2017||Requests for consideration of Illness or misadventure submitted by applicants |
|Mid-October 2017 ||
Placement outcome information sent to parents
|20 October 2017||
Appeals due to principals
|17 November 2017||
Outcome of appeals sent to parents
Authority to attend letter sent to parents for enrolling at the school in 2018|
|29 January 2018||Applicants for 2018 entry with offers are removed from reserve lists unless the offer is declined|
Key dates – Year 7 selective schools
| Date ||Activity|
|12 January 2017||Authority to attend letter sent to applicants enrolling at the school in 2017 |
|23 February 2017||Test authority letter sent to applicants for entry in 2018|
|9 March 2017||Selective High School Placement Test held for entry in 2018 |
|24 March 2017||Requests for consideration of Illness or misadventure submitted by applicants for entry in 2018|
|28 April 2017||Change of school choice closes for entry in 2018|
|May-June 2017||Reserve lists close for entry in 2017|
Early July 2017
Placement outcome advice sent for entry in 2018 |
|24 July 2017||Appeals due to primary school principals for entry in 2018|
10 October 2017
Application for entry in 2019 opens
13 November 2017
Application for entry in 2019 closes
|17 November 2017||Outcome of appeals sent for entry in 2018|
|19 December 2017||Applicants for 2018 entry with offers are removed from reserve lists unless the offer is declined|
|12 January 2018||Authority to attend letter sent to applicants enrolling at the school in 2018|
Key dates – Years 8 to 12 selective schools
| Dates || Activity |
16 June 2017
Application information available on this website and from some selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.
Check school websites or contact the school for specific application and assessment requirements.
23 June 2017
Application form available on this website and from some selective high schools if parents do not have internet access.
28 July 2017
Closing date for completed application forms to be submitted to the chosen selective high schools. A separate form must be submitted to each school.
Selection committees meet and consider applications.
Outcome advice is sent to applicants by each school.|
|Opportunity Class Placement Test dates||Selective High School Placement Test dates|
|Wednesday 26 July 2017||Thursday 9 March 2017|
|Wednesday 1 August 2018||Thursday 15 March 2018|
|Wednesday 31 July 2019||Thursday 14 March 2019|
|Wednesday 29 July 2020||Thursday 12 March 2020|
Read about the selective high school and opportunity class policy.