How To Apply For WCED School Admissions After Deadline



School applications are closed in the Western Cape. However, parents who require placement for their children are encouraged to follow these steps. 



The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) recently closed its application window for Grades 1 and 8 placements in the 2025 school year. While this deadline has passed, the WCED remains dedicated to finding placements for all learners.

Here's what parents need to do:

Parents whose children will be entering Grade 1 or 8 in 2025 should visit their nearest WCED district office as soon as possible. Officials there can guide them through the process to secure their child's placement.

Parents who have not yet applied for the 2025 school year for Grades 1 and 8 need to please contact their nearest district office. 

Parents may also visit a school and request assistance with capturing an admissions application. However, this is not necessarily an application for the school you visit as the school is assisting with the capturing of your information. 

You can, however, apply either at one of our Education District offices or at a school. The schools can capture your application. 

Parents can call the WCED admission office on 0861 819 919. These calls must be made between 7:30 AM and 5 PM. 

Contact your district office for late 2025 Grades 1 and 8 school applications.  Please call 0861 819 919 for further advice if required. Admission Office Hours: 07h30 - 17h00 

For further guidance and information, parents can call the WCED admissions office at 0861 819 919 between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

If you've recently relocated to the Western Cape, contact your district education office immediately. They can assist you with placing your child in a school for the upcoming academic year.

The WCED encourages all parents to take action as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute complications. By reaching out to their district office or calling the WCED hotline, parents can ensure a smooth transition for their child entering Grade 1 or 8 in 2025.

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