Admissions 2022/23 | Western Cape Education Department
Admissions 2022/23

Procedure for dealing with school admission queries: English | Afrikaans | isiXhosa

Parents who wish to apply for the 2023 school year as a late application must please contact the district office.

District | Head Office Officials

It is very important that parents ensure that an application for their child has been captured on the WCED system.

Officials use the list of learners who still need a place to follow up and engage schools and parents to secure and offer places to parents where places have become available. The process is as follows:

19 July – 31 August 2022:

Schools review their lists and make further offers to parents depending on available spaces.

1 September – 15 December 2022:

The 9 Admission Teams take over the process and place learners at schools where spaces are available.

Schools will only be able to finalise their admissions by the end of the school year, once they have completed the promotion and progression process which will determine additional available places in each grade, if any. However, we are determined to ensure that all learners are placed before then. 

Appeals for admissions: please send your appeal to the Minister of Education at

Apply online

Please note: ALL queries regarding your child’s enrolment must be done via the WCED Admission System.

Select the “Enquiries” button and provide specific details of your child’s registration so that we can assist you.

Contact the local WCED district office for advice.

Tutorials for Parents

Video: How to register to apply for a school online

Video: How to apply for schools online

Step-by-step guides: How to register | How to apply to schools

These guides will take you through the registration and application processes.

Terms and Conditions incl. Documentation

WCED Learner Enrolment FAQ

FAQ includes enrolment age for learners entering the school system.

School admissions:
  • Apply to at least 3 schools (Including the ones closest to your home)
  • Indicate your order of preference on the system

Parents | Guardians MUST upload the following supporting documents:

  • The last official school Report Card | Results of the learner, for learners who have been to school.
  • ID | Birth certificate | passport of the learner; OR
    • A study permit (foreign learners); OR
    • Proof of application (study permit) or a police affidavit
  • Immunisation card (Road to Health Chart) [Primary Schools Only]
  • Proof of residence