Entrance

Sydney Grammar School is an academic selective School. Boys wishing to enter the senior school at College Street (other than from our Preparatory Schools), must sit our entrance assessment tests in the year prior to entry.

Form I (Year 7)

Applications for Form I (Year 7) 2024 are now open and will close on April 20, 2023. Entry to Form I (Year 7) 2025 and future years are also currently open.

The Application Form can be downloaded here: Application Form

Email applications (preferred): admissions@sydgram.nsw.edu.au

Mail applications:

Admissions
Sydney Grammar School
10 College Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

An application fee of $275 should accompany the application form. Receipt of your application will be confirmed in writing, along with the next steps towards the assessment tests. Please note that time of applying has no bearing on the selection process.

Academic coaching for the assessment is not necessary, in fact, we strongly discourage it. Boys will be asked to complete English tasks (comprehension and creative writing) and Mathematics questions (number, patterns, algebra, measurement and data, space and geometry) including basic operations and problem-solving. All tests are paper-based and set and marked by Grammar’s teaching staff.

Boys who perform well in the assessment will be invited back to the School to participate in one of our Activities Days. Activities Days are non-test based social days designed to get to know the boys beyond their academic ability. Boys who show promise during Activities Day will be invited to an interview. Offers to join the School for Form I in the following year, will be sent to successful candidates after the conclusion of the interview stage.

Boys from Sixth Class at St Ives and Edgecliff will continue on to 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.

For further enquiries, please contact the Admissions Office at: admissions@sydgram.nsw.edu.au.

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

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

Boys wishing to enter the School in any year group other than Form I (Year 7), also sit an entrance assessment test in the year prior to entry. Entry for 2023 has now concluded. Entry is currently open for any of our 2024 year groups, with applications closing on 20 July 2023.

Our Application Form may be downloaded here: Application Form.

The 2024 entrance assessment test will be held on Tuesday 1 August 2023, at College Street.

An application fee of $275 should accompany the application form. Receipt of your application will be confirmed in writing, along with the next steps towards the assessment tests. Please note that time of applying has no bearing on the selection process.

The assessment tests are paper based and comprise of English (comprehension and creative writing) and Mathematics (general ability) and set relevant to each year group. Boys who are creative, independent thinkers with a love of learning, are encouraged to sit our assessment tests.

Boys who perform well in the tests are invited to an interview. The interview is an integral part of the admission process and allows us to assess, amongst other things, a boy’s intellectual curiosity, the breadth of his interests, his ability and willingness to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of the School.

For further enquiries please email: admissions@sydgram.nsw.edu.au.

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