Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs extend and enrich learning and let creative talents flourish. Register your interest for the 2025 intake. Applications for the 2025 intake open on 16 October 2023.

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Gifted and Talented

Discover a world of opportunities in our Gifted and Talented programs. 

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs provide the opportunity for exceptionally able students to study in learning environments that challenge, inspire and empower them to excel every day.

Students in Gifted and Talented programs learn with like-minded peers, following an enriched curriculum designed for their needs, delivered by teachers with expert skills and knowledge. Access is provided to universities, industry bodies and mentoring programs with opportunities to take part in national and international competitions.

The selection process starts when students are in Year 5, testing in Year 6, with placement starting from Year 7. Limited vacancies may also be available for entry into Years 9, 10 and 11 only.

These Gifted and Talented academic, arts and languages programs are available at 24 select public secondary schools including:

  • new academic programs at Ellenbrook Secondary College, Harrisdale Senior High School, Albany Senior High School and Alkimos College
  • a selective academic school
  • a selective arts college
  • 2 regional schools
  • an online academic program for country students.

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Key dates and applicant guidelines for 2024

Key dates, applicant guidelines and information to support you through the 2024 testing process.

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Programs and opportunities

Our programs are available at select schools across the state and online. There is residential support for country students.

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Applications, testing and results

The process of application, identification and results occurs over a period of several months.

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Contact our team

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For more information about Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs, call 9264 4307 or email

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