When To Start Applying For High School

Parents of children in Grade 7 may be wondering when they should begin applying for high school. Well here is what they need to know about When To Start Applying For High School.

When To Start Applying For High School

Parents or guardians are advised to apply for enrolment of their child in a high school as soon as the provincial education department opens their admissions.

They have the choice of enrolling their child at a public or an independent school. Public schools are controlled by the government, while independent schools are privately governed.

Independent schools need to be registered with the provincial education department.

Parents are encouraged to apply to at least three schools and indicate their order of preference on the online system.

The Basic Education Department encourages parents not to wait until the last minute to apply for admission as their child may not get a place in the school of their choice.

When applying for admission into High School, parents are required to upload the following documents:

  • Certified copy of child’s ID/birth certificate
  • Transfer card/letter from the previous school
  • Last school report
  • Study permit issued by the Department of Home Affairs for non-South African citizens.

Once parents have completed the application, they will receive the outcome of the application via email or SMS.

Parents will then be required to confirm acceptance to whichever school they were eligible for.

It is very important for parents to adhere to the dates for school admission to minimise disruptions at schools when the academic year begins.

Early enrolment will allow the department and schools to plan ahead.

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