Parents Can View School Application Offers In The Western Cape

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In two months during 2021, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) admissions website recorded 408 672 applications by 149 633 registered users demonstrating the amount of parents applying for the placement of their children in the province's schools.


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Parents and caregivers had until midnight on 15 April 2022, to apply for placement for their children for the 2023 school year. Four days before the application period closed, 120 000 applications were received by the WCED.

Registered users on the WCED admissions website can now view the outcome of their applications for the 2023 school year. 

The next due date to look out for is 17 June 2022. Once this date has come, parents and guardians will only have three days to accept an offer of placement for the learner if they were offered placement at school. 

Once parents have accepted an offer from the school they will be required to submit the required documentation to the school. 

The WCED said, “Certified hardcopies must be submitted to the school where the learner will be attending within seven days of the parent confirming the place at the school.”

Here Are The Documents Parents Must Submit

  • The last official school Report Card | Results of the learner, for learners who have been to school.
  • ID | Birth certificate | passport of the learner; OR A study permit (foreign learners); OR Proof of application (study permit) or a police affidavit
  • Immunisation card (Road to Health Chart) [Primary Schools Only]
  • Proof of residence (Rates account, Lease agreement, an affidavit confirming residence). Note: Retail statements and bank statements are not accepted.

Parents whose applications were rejected from a school have been advised to take steps to engage with school governing bodies to find out why the application was rejected. 

The WCED said, “If a learner has not been accepted at a school, the parents are advised to first engage the SGB to establish the reasons why the application was unsuccessful, get clarity on the admission process followed and to motivate for the application to be reconsidered.”

 

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