How To Gain Entry

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Perth Modern School is Western Australia’s only fully academically selective co-educational senior high school. Entry to the school is only available by examination administered by Gifted and Talented (GAT) at the WA Department of Education. Application to sit for the examination is made via GAT and there are specific examination dates which are published on the GAT website:

The selective entry testing takes place at specified testing centres in the State. On completion of marking, scores are assessed and placements are made by the Gifted and Talented unit in the Department of Education. This department is solely responsible for receiving applications, organising the student testing and offering places to students.

Details of the current guidelines for selection to the Gifted and Talented academic program at Perth Modern School are available from the GAT website.

Information provided includes criteria for entry including citizenship and residency status, the Selective Entrance Test components, the registration / application process, offers for placement, response to offers, appeals, preferences and frequently asked questions.

Students located in the regions who are successful in gaining entry to Perth Modern School can board at City Beach Residential College located in City Beach. For more information, please visit

Applications and Registration of Interest are to be completed online at the above web address. Should you require further information, please contact the Perth Modern School Enrolment Officer at or (08) 9392 6820.

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The next Prospective Parent Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, 3 December and Thursday, 6 February at 10.30am or 6.30pm.

School Tours conducted by students will be available on these dates commencing at 9.15am.

Bookings essential for both the information session and tours:

Gifted and Talented (GAT) at the Department of Education also run infomation sessions for parents that are broader in nature regarding academically select programs. These sessions must be booked directly through GAT.


Perth Modern School offers tours led by specially trained students during the school term. Bookings essential:

Please book School Tours at least 48 hours prior to your preferred date.

Enquiries to


Once you have received an offer of a place for your child at Perth Modern School and you wish to discuss the enrolment process or request an information pack, please email

Please allow a turnaround time of two business days for email enquiries.

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