Sefton High School

Sincerity Scholarship Service

Telephone02 9644 4800



  • YOU MUST contact Sefton High School BEFORE completing an online enrolment form. 

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Community stream enrolment information

Enquiries regarding in designated intake area or out of designated intake area enrolment may be made to the school by phone on 02 9644 4800.

For Year 7 to 12 enrolment information for students living in the designated intake area for Sefton High School please contact the school to confirm your address.  Please note that our enrolment criteria changes from time to time. The current Expression of Interest in Enrolment form is available from the school office.  No Expression of Interest will be accepted unless it is complete. If you are applying for enrolment and you:


Non Local Enrolment Information

The NSW Department of Education have introduced a revised enrolment policy and procedural framework to take effect from 2020. The focus of these revised enrolment procedures is to reduce state-wide non local enrolment in NSW schools. This policy does not apply to Selective School Student intake. It does apply to community students. 

In essence, schools will be required to decline applications for non-local enrolment, once they have reached their enrolment buffer.

An enrolment cap for Sefton High School has been centrally set by the NSW Department of Education. Within this enrolment cap, a buffer must be kept for local area students who arrive unexpectedly throughout the year.

Places in the local enrolment buffer are not allowed to be offered to non-local students. 

Sefton High School's present (Term 2 2020) level of enrolments place our numbers between our buffer and cap. As such in 2020, no non local places have been able to be offered. 

Projected 2020 and 2021 Year 7 student intake numbers suggest that enrolment numbers will not be below the buffer and as such, no non-local area positions will be offered in 2020 and 2021.

Should this situation change we will advise in this space. 

Expression of Interest for Community Stream Out of Area

Present enrolment numbers at Sefton High School have the school at or near capacity. As such there is very little scope for out of area placements being available within our community stream intake.

All applicants must be aware that applications for out of area placement are for community stream intake only. Placement of students into the selective stream intake is via a completely separate process. Details of how to apply for placement within the selective stream intake are found elsewhere on our website.

There is no one critieria that Sefton High School will use to assess out of area applications for the community stream. A holistic approach is taken. Sibling enrolments at Sefton High School is not of itself a basis for an out of area community intake application.

Applicants wishing to have their application for out of area enrolment into the Sefton High School community stream considered must do so on the prescribed form and completed in the students’ own handwriting.  EOI Out of Area Community Enrolment

Selective stream enrolment information

Applications for entry into the Year 7 Selective Stream should be completed online at the department of educations website when the student is in Year 5. Applications become available in October. Applicants will be required to sit for the Selective High School Placement Test in March when they are in Year 6. All enquiries should be directed to the High Performing Students Unit by phone on 1300 880 367. The relevant document can be downloaded from SHS Application.

Applications for entry into the Year 8 to 11 Selective stream must be made on Department of Education applications which can be downloaded from the following link when they become available in June of each year.  All enquiries should be directed to that unit.

Information regarding material to submit to Sefton High School with Year 8 to 12 applications, in addition to the DoE application form is available in the document Sefton High School EOI Years 8-12 Selective Placement



Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.