First time admission
If a child is going to school for the first time or relocating to a new school, registration forms from the school nearest to the parent’s home must be collected from the beginning of September 2020 and returned to the school by not later than 23 September 2020.
The dates for collection and submission of application forms are as follows:
- Grades R & 1: 01-04 September 2020
- Grade 8: 07-11 September 2020
- Grades 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10: 14-18 September 2020
- Grades 5, 6, 7, 11 & 12: 21-23 September 2020
In the case of secondary admissions preference will be given to learners from feeder schools. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the applications by end of October 2020.
Age of learner
In terms of the SASA, as amended, children for grade 1 can only be registered if they are 5 years old turning 6 on or before 30 June 2021. Those who are 4 turning 5 on or before 30 June 2021 must be admitted into grade R.
To register, parents must take the following documents with them:
- Birth certificate or acceptable proof of birth date;
- Immunization card;
- Transfer card;
- Last report card and
- Proof of residence
If one is not a South African citizen, the following documents are important:
- Study/work permit;
- Temporary or permanent residence permit from the South African Department of Home Affairs and
- Evidence to show that there is application for permission to stay in RSA
Recourse if admission is declined
Any formal complaint from parents whose children have not been admitted can be lodged through the nearest circuit offices.
The department is making an appeal to principals to accommodate learners in line with the carrying capacity of their schools. This appeal is made in line with the department’s efforts in trying to curb overcrowding.
The Department will monitor the learner admissions process very closely to ensure that the rights of learners are protected at all times.