Perth Modern School
How to Gain Entry

Perth Modern School is Western Australia’s only fully academically selective co-educational senior high school. Entry to the school is only available by examination administered by Gifted and Talented (GAT) at the WA Department of Education. Application to sit for the examination is made via GAT and there are specific examination dates which are published on the GAT website:

The selective entry testing takes place at specified testing centres in the State. On completion of marking, scores are assessed and placements are made by the Gifted and Talented unit in the Department of Education. This department is solely responsible for receiving applications, organising the students testing and offering places to students.

Details of the current guidelines for selection to the Gifted and Talented academic program at Perth Modern School are available from the GAT website. 

Information provided includes criteria for entry including citizenship and residency status, the Selective Entrance Test components, the registration / application process, offers for placement, response to offers, appeals, preferences and frequently asked questions.

Applications and Registration of Interest are to be completed on line at  Should you require further information, please telephone:

GAT on 9264 4307 or the Perth Modern School Enrolment Officer at or 9380 0588.