How To Gain Entry



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 students 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.

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 [email protected] or 9380 0588.


If you wish to discuss any of the processes relating to the enrolment of your child at Perth Modern School, or to request an information pack, please contact the Enrolment Officer Ms Susan Kohlen on 9380 0588 or [email protected].

You may also wish to download the Perth Modern School Prospectus.


Prospective Parent Information Sessions are usually held in December and February. Please check the Perth Modern School website regularly for updates on how to book. Additionally, Gifted and Talented at the Department of Education run information sessions for parents, which can be booked by registering with GAT.

For any enquiries or to book a school tour Monday-Friday during term please email [email protected] or telephone (08) 9380 0588.


The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life.

Perth Modern School – Award Unit

Perth Modern School is an Award Unit of this internationally recognised Award for young people. Coordinated by Samantha Bennett-Bremner, the Award enables our young people to take full advantage of the diverse opportunities offered by the Organisation. The Award is designed to be an individual challenge based on the unique interests of each Participant in the areas of Physical Recreation, Skill, Service and an Adventurous Journey.

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In 2014, Perth Modern School underwent an Independent Public School Review, which is mandatory within two years of gaining independent school status. The external panel issued a very complimentary report, in which the school received a commendation (the highest possible grading) in each category assessed.

To view the Independent Public School report, please click here.