North Sydney Boys High School

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Telephone02 9955 4748


North Sydney Boys High School is an academically selective school and consequently its enrolment policy is largely determined by the Selective Schools Unit of the Department of Education. In particular, entry of all students into Year 7 is managed by the High Performing Students Unit.

Applications for Entry in Year 7

The application process for entry into Year 7 starts in November when students are in Year 5 and is completed when students are in Year 6. All applicants must sit a placement test, which is usually held in May.

Applications for Year 7 are managed by the High Performing Students Unit (HPSU) of the NSW Department of Education. For full details, including dates and application forms, please see their web site.

Please see our Open Mornings page for information on future events.

2025 Entry

Applications for entry to Year 7 in 2025 are now closed.

2026 Entry

Applications for entry to Year 7 in 2026 will be open from 7 November 2024 to 21 February 2025 for students in Year 5 (2024) and Year 6 (2025). No late applications will be accepted.

The selective high school placement test will be computer-based tests. The placement tests will be held at scheduled times over multiple days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Dates are Friday 2 May to Sunday 4 May 2025.

It is advised that you regularly check the High Performing Students Unit web site for any changes in key dates and/or procedures.

Phone: 1300 880 367


Web: High Performing Students Unit

Applications for Entry to Years 8 to 11

Applications for entry to Years 8 to 11 in 2025 are now open and will close on Friday 26 July 2024.

As an academically selective high school, students must sit a selection test on Saturday 10 August 2024. Entry to North Sydney Boys High School is based on the results of the entrance exam.

Step 1: Register for the test

This test is conducted by Edutest and registration and payment of $150 is to be made directly to Edutest on their web site. Interstate or overseas applicants please email: immediately after registering, as remote testing incurs an additional fee.

Test date: Saturday 10 August 2024

Start time: Students to arrive at 8:45 am for registration; 9:00am test start

Finish time: Approximately 12:00pm

Venue: AF Henry Hall at North Sydney Boys High School

Test registration and payment via the Edutest website is open from 21 June 2024 to 26 July 2024. You must register and pay combined application processing fee and Edutest fee of $150 by credit card directly to Edutest using this link.

General information about Edutest testing is available at the Edutest parent page at this link.

For 2025 applications, students who apply for North Sydney Boys High School AND any of the schools listed below will undertake the Edutest exam once:

* Baulkham Hills High School

* James Ruse Agricultural High School

On the test day, students must bring:

* a photo ID; acceptable ID includes a current school photo, library card or passport

* two lead pencils

* black or blue pen

No calculators are permitted.

The test will include the following five (5) sections:

* Verbal Reasoning

* Numerical Reasoning

* Reading Comprehension

* Mathematics and

* Written Expression.

Each section is 30 minutes long.

Online practice tests are available for purchase from the Edutest website. Overseas students should contact to arrange a local testing location as soon as you have registered with Edutest.

Applications will close on Friday 26 July 2024. Applicants will then be contacted by Edutest with further details on the exam process.

Step 2: Results and shortlisting

The school’s selection panel will convene to evaluate the test results. A shortlist will be created; only shortlisted students will be asked to complete an application form with further details. Interviews may be held to determine the outcome and a Reserve List for each year will be determined.

Students will be advised in writing if they were unsuccessful or if they have been placed on the Reserve List. Students on the Reserve List will be contacted during Term 4 if a place becomes available.

Further information on the general enrolment process can be obtained from the High Performing Students Unit.

Additional Information for Year 11 Applicants

Each year we take up to an additional 15 students who meet the entry criteria into Year 11. Students entering Year 11 are advised that the school has a policy that students may study a maximum of two (2) science courses in the senior years. This policy is not negotiable.

Entry to North Sydney Boys High School is determined by the results obtained in the entrance exams. To determine suitability for the in-demand science and mathematics courses, shortlisted applicants may be invited to sit the same test in Maths and Science as our existing Year 10 cohort.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and given further details.

Enrolments In Support Unit

North Sydney Boys High School has a Support Unit for students with disabilities (Autism). Please refer to the Student Support Program web site for details on enrolments and general information about how support units operate:

For enrolment questions please contact the Local Educational Services team on 131 536.  For general enquiries about disability, learning and support please contact 
9244 5085 or Email 

As North Sydney Boys High School is a fully selective school, support students are taught in discreet classes and are not fully integrated into the academic program of the school. Support students do participate in whole-school events such as carnivals, co-curricular projects, extra-curricular activities, integrated sport and camps. 

Please note the school does not hold separate Open Days for Support students. Once you are offered a position you will be invited to attend an Orientation.

For travel arrangements please refer to the Assisted School Transport program website:

This year's Open Mornings will be held on Tuesday 14 May and Tuesday 4 June. To register your interest, please see our Open Mornings page.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.