Monday, April 29, 2024

WCED receives more than 8 000 late applications for Grade 1 & Grade 8 for 2025 academic year

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said, it received 8 092 late applications for Grade 1 & 8 learners for the 2025 school year. The online admissions closed on 12 April 2024.

As of Monday, says the department, it received applications for 110 772 learners, since applications opened on 11 March 2024.

‘’The overwhelming majority of these applications (90.4%) have been captured on the online system by parents themselves. We thank the parents who have already applied so far, as they are helping us to plan better for a place for their child in a school next year,’’ said David Maynier, Education MEC.

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Maynier says parents will still be able to capture late applications on the online system until 12 May 2024, ‘’but they will be flagged as late applications, which will be considered after those received during the on-time window.’’

The MEC urged parents of Grade 1 and 8 learners who decide to relocate to the Western Cape after late online applications close on 12 May 2024, or who did not apply before this date for any other reason to contact their district office for assistance as soon as possible thereafter.

Maynier says parents will start seeing the outcomes of their on-time applications online from 30 May 2024, whereby parents must then accept or decline successful offers before 14 June 2024.

Meanwhile, the window for Grade R applications and transfer requests for Grades 2 – 7 and 9 – 12 will run from 1 to 16 August 2024.


Done By: Mitchum George

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