The Enrolment Process at Farrer

The enrolment process varies for students in Year 7 and in Years 8 to 11.

Year 7 Enrolment

As Farrer is a selective high school, the process for enrolment in Year 7 commences when your son is in Year 5. 

The Year 7 Enrolment Process illustrates the timeline for Year 5 students and explains the different processes for boarder and day student applications.

To help you decide if Farrer is suitable for your son, you can register him to attend the Year 5 Experience Day in September, and the whole family can attend our Open Day in March each year. This will give you an opportunity to meet our dedicated staff, tour our fantastic facilities and explore our curriculum.

For the period leading up to our Open Day, you can submit an Expression of Interest/Registration to attend. However, if it would be more convenient to take a personalised tour at another time, please complete the Book a Tour Form

For Year 7, both boarders and day students seeking to enrol at Farrer are required to sit the State Based Selective School Test.

You can read about selective high schools here on the NSW Department of Educations website. This link will provide information about the Selective Schools Test, the application and selection process, and how selective high school enrolment operates

Alternatively, visit the Selective High Schools and Opportunity Class Placement website.

Years 8-11 Enrolment

If you require more information, please complete the initial Enrolment Enquiry Form. Our Enrolments Officer will then be in contact with you regarding availability, as we have a limited number of vacancies.


Boarding Fees: refer to Student Accounts for details of boarding fees.
Elective Subject fees, Excursions, Sport and other optional costs; refer to the School Manual, Financial Matters section.

Financial Assistance

Parents may be eligible for financial assistance from various sources as listed on our Financial Assistance page.

Explore more

Choosing the right school for your son is very important. The best way to decide if Farrer is a good fit is by exploring our campus and talking directly with our team. We invite you to book a tour of the school, ask lots of questions and see first-hand what we have to offer your son and your family. We look forward to meeting you.

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