Sydney Grammar School


All boys wishing to enter College Street from schools other than St Ives or Edgecliff Preparatory Schools need to take an entrance assessment and, if successful, be prepared to come for an interview.

Assisted Places

The Headmaster and Trustees are committed to enabling as many boys as possible attending Grammar irrespective of their financial circumstances.

In addition to the full academic and music scholarships awarded each year (see Admissions/Scholarships), the School is now able to offer a limited number of assisted places to boys whose performance in the Entrance Assessment for Form I and at interview have resulted in the offer of a place, but whose parents are unable to afford the full fees. The amount of fees remission will be assessed by the Bursar on the basis of financial statements submitted by parents.

Form I (Year 7)

All boys wishing to start at College Street must sit our entrance assessment in the year prior to entry. Our Form I (Year 7) assessments are held in early May each year.

Academic coaching for the assessment is not necessary, in fact we strongly discourage it. Boys will be asked to complete English tasks (including comprehension and creative writing) and Mathematics questions (Number, Patterns and Algebra, Measurement and Data, Space and Geometry). All tasks are set and marked by the School.

Successful candidates are invited back to the School for an interview with the Master of the Lower School.

Boys from Sixth Class at St Ives and Edgecliff will be accepted into Form I (Year 7) at College Street unless, in the opinion of the Headmaster, after consultation with the Preparatory School Headmaster concerned, the boy is thought unlikely to flourish at the Senior School.

The 2021 Form I (Year 7) assessments have concluded. Offers of placement for 2021 will be emailed to families by the end of Term 2, 2020.

Applications for Form I (Year 7), 2022 and future years are currently open. To place your son on the list of boys wishing to sit the entrance assessment test, please download the Application Form, scan and email the completed form to:

For all enquiries regarding entry to the Senior School, please contact the Admissions Office at

Entrance Assessment/Forms II to V (Years 8 to 11)

Entrance assessments for Forms II to V are held in early August each year.

The entrance assessment for boys wishing to enter Forms II to V in 2021 will be held on Tuesday 4 August, 2020 at our College Street campus.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 July, 2020. Application forms may be downloaded here:

Application Form

For enquiries regarding entrance assessments, please email:

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