Enrolment

Chatswood High School is a dynamic school that has the resources and expertise necessary to develop the skills, knowledge and values that students need to lead productive and rewarding lives in the 21st century.

Please see the enrolment policy for Chatswood High School: Chatswood High School enrolment policy & Enrolling in a government high school (Department of Education link)



Current Year 7 to Year 11 Enrolments 

All applicants must bring the following Original Documents to the school office before an Application for Consideration of Enrolment can be completed. (Office Hours 8.30 am- 3.15 pm) An appointment time for an enrolment interview will then be made. Currently, we are only able to enrol mainstream students (permanent residents and temporary visa holders) living in our intake zone.  

Please check if your street is in our intake zone using the following link: School Intake Zone Map     



Year 6 into Year 7 Mainstream Enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a public primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact the Year 6 Coordinator at your current school to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to them. The primary school will forward the information to us and we will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a non-government primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact us to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.


Gifted and Talented

Chatswood High School has a proud tradition of gifted education and offers a Selective stream and a Gifted and Talented class in response to the Department of Education and Community's priority policies on Gifted and Talented Children and Accelerated progression. Positions in the Gifted and Talented class are highly competitive and the application process will include testing. These positions are only available to our local area students. This program serves a need of challenging talented students in a local co-educational setting. In addition it provides and extra dimension to our general aim of providing each student with an excellent academic, cultural, social and physical education.

It is important to note that placements in this class are maintained on the basis of academic performance and students may be moved from this class at any time. This may be for individual subjects or all subjects if a high academic performance is not maintained.

Information for gifted and talented 2020  - Applications for our Gifted and Talented class in Year 7 will open towards the end of term 2. Further information and forms will be on our website from mid-June. Students will be required to sit an entry test and this will take place on Monday August 19th in the school hall. It is important to note that applications are only open to students who live in the catchment area of Chatswood.


Selective stream

Applications for our Selective stream Year 7 are made through the High Performing Students Unit. The applications close November two years prior to Year 7. 

Entry to Year 7 in 2019

Placement outcomes have been finalised.

Entry to Year 7 in 2020

Applications closed on 12 November 2018. The test will be held on Thursday 14 March 2019 and placement outcome information will be sent from Friday 5th July 2019.





Selective Student Enrolments Year 8-10 2020

Application forms for enrolment into our selective stream years 8-10 are available at the High Performing Students Unit at the Department of Education from 20th June 2019.

Friday 21 June 2019

Application information and application form available from High Performing Students Unit website and from selective high schools.               As part of the application process, we would like you to supply a copy of the student’s latest report and any other documentation that may support the application.

Friday 26 July 2019          

Closing date for completed application forms to be returned to the schools.

Monday 19 August 2019 

Entrance test at Chatswood High School Hall 9.00am – 12.00pm approx. An administration fee of $90 is payable at time of application. Students are required to bring current student ID card with photo, pens, pencils and a rubber, morning tea and a drink (there will be a short break during testing). Please also bring acknowledgment of application letter and receipt of payment with you on the day of the test.

August/September 

Selection committees meet and consider applications.

October 2019                    

Years 8 to 12 reviews conducted and outcome sent to parents.

The number of vacancies in Years 8 to 12 will vary across academic years and from school to school. Generally the number of vacancies is limited.

Selective offers other than Year 7 Appeals will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and unfortunately no consideration can be given for students who are ill on the day. Whilst consideration may be made of other supporting material and/or any further extenuating circumstances in the offering of places, the committee’s decision will be final. Further information regarding appeals

 It must be remembered that positions in the selective stream are very limited and entry is competitive.



Enrolments International Students and Temporary Residents     

International students 

DE International is responsible for the enrolment of International Students in NSW government schools and administers the following programs:

  • International Students - HSC Graduate Program (visas 571P and 500P)
  • Temporary Resident Program (TRP) - students on Visas other than 571P or 500P including dependents of both 500P visa holders and guardian 590P visa holders

Temporary residents can apply through the procedure listed above under the heading 'Current Year 7 to Year 11 Enrolment'. Applicants must provide visa documentation upon seeking enrolment.
For further information, please visit the Temporary Visa Unit.


CRICOS provider name: NSW Department of Education
CRICOS number: 00588M