Fort Street High School

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Telephone02 8585 1600



Fort Street High School is an academically selective coeducational 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.


Entry into Year 7

Entry into Year 7 is managed through the NSW Department of Education - High Performing Students Team. Applications open in October of each year (when the applicant is in Year 5). More information about the selective school placement test can be found here.


Entry into Years 8-10 

Applications for entry into Years 8-10 for 2024 are now closed. Entry into Years 8-10 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.

Further information about how to apply can be found here.

Entry into Year 11

Entry into Year 11 2024 applications are now closed. Applicants are required to sit an entrance test. Applicants sit the entrance test at first choice school. The test date for 2023 is Saturday 5 August at 9:00 am. Applicants are shortlisted according to their Acer HAST results and merit of application. 

Further information about how to apply can be found here.