Year 7 – Central Applications to ESF Secondary Schools


(For children born in 2012 and for entry in August 2023)

1-30 September


The central application period for parents to submit application:

An acknowledgement email containing the applicant’s reference number will be sent upon submission

2 September Nomination Rights applications open:
5 October Deadline for receipt of supporting documents
10 October Acknowledgement email sent to parents to advise admission process
Late October to early December Interview period
7 December Offers for Year 7 places sent out
14 December Deadline to confirm places offered by payment of a deposit and non-refundable capital levy

In general, applicants will be considered by the school of zone.


  • Applicants residing in Discovery Bay may be zoned to Island School or West Island School depending on numbers.
  • For reasons of oversubscription, applicants may be directed to an out of zone school.

Updated on: 20 July 2022