Learner Enrolment FAQ
How do I get my child enrolled in a school of my choice? Some points to consider.
- 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.
What is the admission age for Grade 1?
- 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.
Parents are advised to have the following documents available, which will assist you with your application
- 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.
Is it important to enrol for Grade R?
Yes. Early childhood development assists learners to cope better later on in their school careers.
Can a child be refused permission if they do not live in a school’s feeder zone?
The WCED has not declared any feeder zones/areas.
Can schools charge a non-refundable deposit before accepting learner?
No. Schools may not charge a fee before accepting a learner.
How do parents apply?
How do I appeal against a school’s decision not to enrol my child?
An appeal can be submitted to the Provincial Minister of Education.
Submissions, with supporting documents, must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do parents go if they do not find a place?