• Everything You Need To Know

    Westerford is a pupil-centred school that prides itself on a strong academic curriculum, compulsory
    sport programme and an enthusiastically embraced cultural life

Westerford Admission FAQ

No. For Government/State schools you would need to apply a year in advance.  If your child is currently in Grade 6 (2021) they would need to make an application when they are in Grade 7 (2022) for a place in Grade 8 (2023).

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No. We have an online application form.

Yes you have to.

You must complete both. An application on the Western Cape Education Departments website AS WELL AS an application at your chosen schools.

It is a very user-friendly system. The instructions are clear and to the point.  It is vitally important that you read and understand the Terms and Conditions before you click “Accept”. Check out the YouTube video links available under “Application Grade 8 2022” tab.

Yes. As competition to get into high school is fierce (far more learners apply than there are places available) you MUST apply at a minimum of five schools. 

At present, we do not offer any scholarships. You will need to apply to an external institution.

A list of supporting documents is available on the Application Grade 8-2022 page of our website.
Supporting documents must be handed in with your application.

An unabridged birth certificate contains the full name and surname of both parents on the document.

We will accept the old birth certificate along with proof from Home Affairs (receipt) that an application has been made.
As soon as the unabridged certificate is available it should be handed into the school.

We regularly have over 1500 applications for just 180 places – if your application is late, it is only processed AFTER all applications received on time have been processed.

We understand that COVID-19 has had an impact on many learners and will bear this in mind when we process the applications.  If you would like to submit a letter to explain the circumstances/reasons for the drop in marks in Grade 6 and include the Grade 5 report, then you are welcome to do so. This can be handed in when you submit the supporting documents at our school.

We understand that COVID-19 has had an impact on many learners and will bear this in mind when we process the applications. 

We are governed by the Western Cape Education Departments’ timeline, and parents are to be informed by Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Parents are given until 25 June to accept their places.  This process must be completed on the Western Cape Education Departments’ website.  At this point, if you have been accepted at our school, we will send you confirmation of acceptance along with an Acceptance Form which you would need to complete and return.  

You may put in an appeal, in writing, to the school.  Please also indicate to the Admissions Administrator (via email) if you would like your application to be put on the waiting list.

You would then need to apply to the Western Cape Education Department for their assistance in finding a place for your child at an alternative school.  

Learners may be identified for additional support in English Home Language in Grades 8 and 9.
Mathematics and Physical Sciences support is offered during the week after school.  Learners are encouraged to seek assistance from their own class teachers if they need it.

Apart from psycho-social and careers support, our school counselors also offer assistance with study skills and time management where required.

Summer Sport: Basketball, Water polo, Tennis, Road Running, Cricket, Indoor Hockey
Winter Sport: Cross-Country, Table Tennis, Hockey, Squash, Soccer, Netball, Rugby 

Yes, we do offer Music as a subject as well as an extra-mural.

Please see the Academic tab on our website for details. 

Please see our website for details.

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Telephone: 021 689 9154 • Email: admin@westerford.co.za
Address: 220 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700