Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Close to 8 000 applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 received, before midday on day 1 of 2025 school year

Close to 8 000 applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 for the 2025 school year, were received by the Western Cape Education department (WCED) by 11a.m on Monday.

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The Grade 1 and 8 online admissions window for the 2025 school year opened at 00h01 on Monday morning. This first admissions window caters for applications for Grade 1 and 8 only. Applications will close at 23h59 on 12 April 2024.

Parents who wish to apply for Grade R or a transfer between schools in Grades 2 to 7 and Grades 9 to 12 will be able to apply in the second admissions window between 1 August 2024 and 16 August 2024.

The following certified documents will be required for all applications:

·        The last official school Report Card

·        Proof of identity: ID, Birth certificate, or passport of the learner

·        In the case of a foreign learner: a passport, or a study permit or proof of application for a study permit, or a copy of the parent’s Asylum seeker or Refugee Permit

OR A police affidavit if these documents are not available

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

·        Proof of Residence (Rates account, lease agreement, an affidavit confirming residence)

·        You can certify copies of your documents at any police station or post office. Keep these copies together, as you will need to submit the hard copies later this year to the final school your child is accepted to.


The WCED says over 120 pop-up sites - which includes shopping malls, schools and other facilities – will be available to provide support to parents and guardians who do not have access to internet facilities or need assistance applying online.

‘’We would like as many parents and guardians as possible to apply on time so that we can use this data to plan ahead and further improve the placement process in the Western Cape,’’ said David Maynier, Education MEC.


Done by: Mitchum George

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