Entrance Requirements For North Sydney Boys High School | Schools Guide

Want to know what it takes to make it into NSW's leading schools? We discuss all the entrance requirements for North Sydney Boys High School.

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Curious about the requirements for getting into North Sydney Boys? In this article, we discuss the entrance requirements for North Sydney Boys High School so you can make an informed decision about applying to one of Sydney’s leading high schools.


How hard is it to get into North Sydney Boys?

North Sydney Boys has high standards for admission. Most students enter North Sydney Boys in Year 7 having sat and performed well in the Selective Schools Admission Test.

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Sample questions for the NSW Selective School Admissions Test can be found on the Education NSW website


In recent years, North Sydney Boys has had one of the highest minimum entrance scores out of all selective High Schools in NSW. The requirements for the past 5 years are in the table below:

YearMinimum Score out of 300

Data for the minimum admission cutoffs for selective schools can be found, here. In past years, only an average of 1 out of 3 applicants has been accepted into a selective school, and as a top selective school, North Sydney Boys is even harder to gain admission to.

North Sydney Boys accepts a small number of students transferring in from other schools in Years 8-11.


Entrance requirements for North Sydney Boys

There are differing requirements and processes for entering North Sydney Boys at different stages. Let’s take a look at them.

Year 7

Up to 150 students are admitted in year 7 via the Selective High School Placement Test conducted in March every year. In order to be considered for entry in year 7, students must apply in November of year 5 and sit the Selective High School Placement Test the following year when they are in year 6.

You’ll find more detailed information about this process in the next part of this Guide, applying to North Sydney Boys for Year 7 admission.

Source: Department of Education

Years 8-11

Students can also enter the school in year 8 to 11 with a direct application to the school.

Only a few students are accepted into Year 8-10 to fill any vacant spots in the cohort. However, up to 20 new students are accepted into Year 11. Please note that North Sydney Boys High School does not accept any new enrolments into Year 12 under ordinary circumstances.

Applicants will need to complete a write application, sit the school’s Entrance Exam and if required, attend an interview with the Principal, Year Adviser and Director of North Sydney Public Schools.


For more information about the application process, read part 3 of this Guide, applying to North Sydney Boys in Years 8-11.

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