16 days left to apply for the 2022 school year
Statement by Bronagh Hammond: Director for Communication – Western Cape Education Department
As of midnight, on the 26th of March 2021, the WCED 2022 admissions application system will close.
This means that parents and caregivers have only 16 days left to apply for admission into public schools for the 2022 school year.
In total, 180 080 applications have been processed by 54 236 registered parents and caregivers.
So far, we have exceeded the number of applications received from the same time last year – with 83 704 more applications processed by day 12 of the online admissions process in comparison to 2020.
We want to thank all parents who have applied already for doing so, and encourage other parents to now follow suit.
Applications can be made either online or through a paper-based application process should a parent not have access to technology. The WCED admissions website: https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za/admissions/login
Parents must apply to at least 3 schools, including the ones closest to your home, and order their preference on the system.
Parents will be asked to submit the following supporting documents:
- The last official school Report Card
- 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 (Rates account, Lease agreement, an affidavit confirming residence).
Schools are able to capture applications of undocumented learners. Parents are advised to submit such applications directly to schools for capturing.
The WCED has created two video tutorials to assist parents to navigate both the registration and application process online:
How to register on the website:
How to apply online: