Schools Now Taking Admission Applications For 2025


Does your child need to get a place at a school next year? Provincial education departments across the country have now opened their 2025 school admissions applications so get applying. 



2025 school admissions are now open in several South African provinces, but the process can differ depending on your location. This guide provides a clear picture of application timelines and procedures across different regions.

Current Application Status by Province

  • Western Cape: Open for Grades 1 & 8 only (11 March - 12 April). Late applications accepted until 12 May. (Source: Western Cape Education Department)
  • KwaZulu-Natal: Open (applications opened 2 April). Closes 30 September. (Source: KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education)
  • Northern Cape: Applications for 2024 admissions open 15 April. (Source: Northern Cape Education Department)
  • Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga: Application dates for 2025 not yet confirmed.
  • Free State: Open since 3 April and is closing 30 August.
  • North West: Open since 3 April and is closing 22 June.

Submitting Your Application

The process varies by province. Here's a general overview:

  • Online Application: Some provinces like Gauteng and Western Cape have online portals. Check with your provincial education department.
  • Physical Application: Other provinces may require obtaining forms directly from schools.

Required Documents (generally)

  • Completed application form (from chosen school)
  • Child's official birth certificate or ID (not baptism certificate)
  • Immunisation card (primary schools only)
  • Transfer card and latest school report (if transferring schools)

Important Tips

  • Stay Updated: Provincial education department websites are your best source for the latest information on application dates and procedures.
  • Follow Up: Don't be afraid to politely inquire about your application status after deadlines, especially if you haven't heard back.
  • Waiting Lists: If your child isn't placed at your top choices initially, they may be put on a waiting list.
  • Appeals: If your application is unsuccessful, research the appeals process in your province.

Applying within the designated time frame increases your child's chances of securing a spot in their preferred school.

By familiarising yourself with these details, you can navigate the application process with confidence and ensure your child has the best opportunity to attend their desired school in 2025!

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