Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs extend and enrich learning and let creative talents flourish. Applications for the 2023 intake are now open.

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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.

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
  • two regional schools
  • an online academic program for country students.

View the parent presentation to learn about the Gifted and Talented application and selection process for the 2023 intake.


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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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Application process

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

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Key dates and applicant guidelines

Important dates and guidelines to support you through the process.

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Gifted and Talented 2023 programs