Two weeks left to apply for 2022 school year

With less than 2 weeks before the deadline for the admissions of the 2022 school year, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is urging parents and caregivers to apply if they haven’t done so already.

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,’’ says Education MEC, Debbie Schafer.

the WCED 2022 admissions application system will close on midnight, on the 26th of 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 admissions website:


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 then have 7 days to drop off hard copies of the documents to the schools to complete the process, and any other forms that a specific school may require.  


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:


Done By: Mitchum George