Late school admissions | Western Cape Government

Late school admissions

The Western Cape Education Department is aware that many parents have missed the deadline for the 2019 academic year enrolment.

Although the deadline has passed the Western Cape Education Department will assist parents who still need to register their child before the start of the new academic year. 

To try and keep up with growth in the province, this year will see the completion of 7 new schools and 3 replacements schools in and around the province. The Department of Transport and Public Works together with the Western Cape Education Department is working tirelessly to complete the new school buildingsSchool learners working in the library.

According to the Western Cape Education Department, more than 130 000 learners have relocated to the Western Cape from other provinces and countries over the past 5 years - mainly from the Eastern Cape. This cost the Department an additional R1.1 billion.

“This growth affects everyone, because we have to stretch existing resources thinly over the whole system. The strain this places on our schools is immense and the sad reality is that we do not receive the relevant per learner funding that we should receive to accommodate and equip the increased number of learners within the system,” said Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer.

Admissions for the 2019 academic year closed on Friday, 23 March 2018.

Can I still register my child?

If you haven’t registered your child for the 2019 academic year yet or still waiting to be placed, you can contact the relevant District Office. If you’re unsure about which district to approach, contact the Call Centre on 0861 923 322.

For more information on late admissions and the admission process, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions - Learner Enrolments.

Admissions for the 2020 school year will open on the 15 of February 2019.

For more information on late admissions and the admission process, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions - Learner Enrolments.

Track your application

Earlier this year the Western Cape Education Department introduced a new online function to assist parents with tracking their school applications.

If you still haven’t received a response from the school where you applied at, visit the School Admissions Management Information (SAMI) system to track your application.

The content on this page was last updated on 20 December 2018