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

School admissions: Monday, 14 March – Friday, 15 April 2022.

Late applications: Closing date is Sunday, 15 May 2022.

You can still apply for a transfer of grade for 2023, Grade R or a late Grade 1 or Grade 8 application.

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.


Parents must confirm acceptance of the places at schools between 27 May and 17 June 2022.
  • After 17 June 2022, parents | guardians | wards only have 3 days to accept a place if they are offered a place at a school.
  • Certified hardcopies must be submitted to the school where the learner will be attending within 7 days of the parent confirming the place at the school.


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
  • Contact the local WCED district office for advice

    District | Head Office Officials


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