How to Enrol

Fort Street High School is an academically selective co-educational secondary school. Entry is competitive and based on academic merit. There is a maximum enrolment of 150 students in each of Years 7 – 10. There are between 160 and 170 students in each of Years 11 and 12.

How to Enrol

Students interested in enrolling must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia. Citizens of New Zealand are eligible for selective high school entry. All successful applicants will be required to show original documentation such as certificates of evidence or Australian Citizenship, birth certificates or visas before enrolments can be finalised.

Offers or enrolments will be terminated if placement is made using false or misleading information.

Application Process

Year 7

Entry into Year 7 is managed through the NSW Government Education and Communities – High Performing Students Unit. Applications open in October of each year (when the applicant is in Year 5).  Applications for 2022 will open mid October.  A state wide selective schools test is conducted in March of the following year. Selection committees assist in determining the students who are to be offered places and those to be placed on reserve lists.  More information for Year 7 enrolment is available here


Year 8 – 11

Applications for Year 8 – 11 2022 will open  21 June and close 16 July 2021. Kindly re-visit our website for application details during this period.

The application information and application form will also be available here


Years 8-10

Entry is limited with vacancies occurring only when a current student leaves the school. Applications are reviewed and a short list of the top twenty applications are established. When a place becomes available, candidates on the short list will be interviewed and a place offered.


Year 11

All applicants applying for Year 11 of the following year are required to sit an entrance test – Fort Street High School uses the Acer HAST (Higher Ability Selection Test).  Applicants are shortlisted according to their Acer HAST results and merit of application. Applications of candidates with the highest test results are reviewed. Selected applicants are interviewed and places are offered based on subject availability.