Registration for Home Education | Western Cape Government

Registration for Home Education


Parents who want to provide home education for their children must register with the WCED.

Registration for Home Education

The Department will approve the application if the applicant can satisfy it that:

  • The registration is in the interests of the learner.
  • The education provided at home will meet the minimum requirements of the curriculum at public schools.
  • The home education will be of a standard not inferior to the standard of education provided at public school.
  • The parents will comply with any other reasonable conditions set by the Head of Education.

Registration can be withdrawn. Before this can happen, the Head of Education must:

  • Inform the parent and give reasons for the withdrawal.
  • Give the parent an opportunity to make representations.

A parent can appeal to the provincial Minister of Education against a refusal to register a learner or the withdrawal of a registration.

Ending Home Education Registration

If a learner who has been registered for home education is later admitted to a public or independent school, the parent must request the Head of Education in writing to end the learner's registration for home education.


Applications are made on the required form which can be obtained from the WCED.

The parent must submit the completed form with a copy of the learner's birth certificate.

For more information, contact:

Mr DD Louw
Tel: 021 467 2653
Fax: 021 467 2565

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Education Department, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 16 May 2017