Entrance Assessments

Entrance Assessments

Boys who wish to enter Edgecliff Preparatory School at Kindergarten level are invited to the School with their parents for an informal interview in small groups.

Boys are expected to have good spoken English and fine motor skills appropriate to their age. If a boy does not gain a place at this time, he will automatically be placed on our entrance assessment lists for Year 3 and Year 5.

Assessments for Years 3 and 5 are held in the year prior to entry. These assessments are designed to evaluate a boy’s potential to flourish in an academically selective environment. It is expected that boys of this age are achieving well or displaying potential at their current school. Boys who perform well in the first entrance assessment will be invited back for further assessment of literacy and numeracy skills in a collaborative setting. The successful applicants will then be invited for an interview with the Headmaster, accompanied by their parents.

Academic coaching for the assessment is not necessary, in fact we strongly discourage it. We are looking for boys with long-term potential to enjoy all that Sydney Grammar School has to offer, where dispositions such as curiosity and creativity are encouraged and fostered.

Assessment Dates

  • Kindergarten entry for 2021 will be held in February/March 2020
  • Entry assessments for Year 5 2021 will be held on Saturday, 1 August 2020
  • Entry assessments for Year 3 2021 will be held on Saturday, 15 August 2020

The entry assessments are held at the Edgecliff Preparatory School in Alma Street Paddington. If you are residing overseas, please contact Mrs. Tricia Pelly on +61 2 9366 0105 or email pp@sydgram.nsw.edu.au.

At this current time, we are still planning to run our Year 3 and Year 5 entrance assessments on the proposed dates listed above. In the event of the school closing due to the Corona Virus crisis, we will update the Web site and inform families of any changes we make. If you have any questions concerning our entrance process please get in touch with Edwina Alexander at St Ives EMA@sydgram.nsw.edu.au or Tricia Pelly pp@sydgram.nsw.edu.au at Edgecliff.