The admissions process for the 2022 school year is now open - News | Western Cape Education Department

The admissions process for the 2022 school year is now open

28 February 2021

Statement by Bronagh Hammond: Director for Communication – Western Cape Education Department

The 2022 admissions application process has just begun!

The Western Cape Education Department is appealing to all parents and caregivers, particularly those who have learners that will be entering either in Grade R, 1 or 8 next year, to please apply before 26 March 2021.

Applications can be made either online or through a paper-based application process should a parent not have access to technology.

The WCED has already recorded 52 884 applications on the system by 16 606 parents, since Friday morning.

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).

Parents are to please apply via the WCED admissions website:

Once applications are processed by schools, parents are requested to confirm (or decline) their child’s choice of school for 2022 between 24 May and 25 June 2021.

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:

We want to alert parents that if there are large numbers on the system, as we saw Friday, the system may display an error message. Please try again later, hit refresh, or the next day, as it will correct itself.

Parents must note that schools must process all applications received during the admission period. It does not work on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

The important thing is that parents or caregivers apply before 26 March 2021.

Please see attached picture from Woodville Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain: an assistant helping a parent with the registration process online.

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