Over 43 000 learners registered thus far for the 2023 Grade 8-school year

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has reminded parents and caregivers to apply for the 2023 school year.

Thursday marked the halfway mark for the 15 April 2022 deadline.

The WCED said that over 90 000 people have registered their children thus far, of which, 43 000 are for Grade 8 enrolment.

‘’We want to thank all those that have applied timeously and appeal to others that wish to apply for the next school year, to do so by 15 April 2022. Applying after this date could affect their choice of placement and it will affect our planning,’’ said spokesperson Bronagh Hammond.

In making the process a bit easier, the WCED says parents can apply via the department’s district offices, or the pop-ups by the WCED at shopping malls and schools.

‘’Some schools have also communicated to parents within their communities that they will be opening their labs for parents to apply,’’ added Hammond.

Parents can apply for: Grade R, 1 and 8. A transfer request is required for learners in Grades 2-7 and Grades 9-12.


The following documents is required:

·        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)

·        Immunisation card (Road to Health Chart) [Primary Schools Only]

·        Proof of Residence (Rates account, Lease agreement, an affidavit confirming residence). Note: Retail statements and bank statements are not accepted.

·        A police affidavit will be required for lost or stolen documentation that is not currently available.

‘’We again appeal to all parents to please complete your application by 15 April 2023.  This process is important to them and their child. So do not delay and apply today!,’’ concluded Hammond.


Parents and caregivers can log onto https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za to apply online.

The WCED admissions website is a FREE service, that is zero-rated.


Done By: Mitchum George


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