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. Most students enter in Year 7, while there are limited spaces available for entry into Years 9, 10 and 11. We do not accept new students for Year 12.

Download the application form.

Access the Gifted and Talented Website.

NOTE: The 2025 application deadlines closes on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

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 Gifted and Talented. Should you require further information, please contact Perth Modern School at or (08) 9392 6805.

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Perth Modern School holds Prospective Parent Information Sessions and Tours every February. We also hold information sessions in June, once the Gifted and Talented Test Scores are released. If you would like to register you interest in attending a session, please fill in your email using this form -

School tours are also available on either a Wednesday or a Friday during the term. Please book via

If you have any other queries about Perth Modern School or the admissions process please contact the Enrolment Officer at


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

There is also information available for you to peruse at the link below:

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