Entrance Assessments

Entrance Assessments

Boys who wish to enter Edgecliff Preparatory School at Kindergarten level are invited to the School for an informal interview and assessment 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

  • Entry assessments for Kindergarten 2025 is now closed.
  • Entry assessments for Year 5 2025 will be held on Saturday, 4 May 2024 - (Applications close Friday, 12 April, 2024)
  • Entry assessments for Year 3 2025 will be held on Saturday, 18 May 2024 - (Applications close Friday, 26 April, 2024)

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