Learner Admissions FAQ | Western Cape Education Department

Learner Admissions FAQ

  • Apply early. Don’t wait till the last day.
  • Apply to more than one school.
  • Know the law/check the school’s Admission Policy.
  • Schools may NOT use their own hard copy, online forms or systems, or request any additional information from parents not in line with the South African Schools Act, the Admission Policy for Ordinary Public Schools or POPI Act.
  • Compulsory school-going age (Grade 1) is 7 years in the year that the child is in Grade 1.
  • Admission to Grade R is 6 years in the year that the child is in Grade R.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Immunisation card.
  • Last school report card for learners who have been to school.
  • A study permit issued by Home Affairs for foreign learners.

Yes. Early childhood development assists learners to cope better later on in their school careers.

The WCED has not declared any feeder zones/areas.

No. Schools may not charge a fee before accepting a learner.