Western Cape Gears Up For Learner Placements


Good news for parents who applied to have their children placed in Western Cape schools. 

The Western Cape Education Department has called on parents to check the status of their applications online. By checking the application status online, parents will be able to see whether their application has been successful or not. 

The department has revealed that it received 408 672 applications from 149 633 registered users between February and March this year.

Department spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond said school governing bodies have now stepped in to finalise the application admissions. 

“The process ended on 31 March 2021, and school governing bodies have since been applying their admission policies to determine placements for next year,” 

“Parents can log onto, they can then go to ‘Track Application Status’, select name of learner and then under ‘Application Status’, it will inform the parent as to whether their application was a) successful, b) unsuccessful or c) has been placed on the waiting list. The parent must then either ‘Withdraw’ or ‘Confirm’ their application,” said Hammond in a statement.

Once parents have accepted a school placement offer, they will be required to print and submit a copy of the application as well as certified supporting documents. 

These documents will need to be sent to the school within 7 days of accepting the offer on the online system. 

Parents only have until 25 June 2021 to confirm their final choice of school for 2022. If parents do not confirm by this date, the system will automatically accept another school offer on the system for them.


“If a parent has been unsuccessful at all the schools they have applied to and are notified of a successful placement after 25 June 2021, then they have three days to accept the place offered. If parents require support getting access to their profiles on the website, [like] forgotten passwords, then they can contact any of the officials listed on the website or their nearest district office,” Hammond said.

They website link that parents can visit is

Hammond has advised parents to stay in touch and communicate if they are facing any problems. 



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