Parents, you better get cracking, the deadline to apply for the 2022 academic school year is almost upon us. As of midnight, on March 26, 2021 the WCED 2022 admissions application system will close.

This means that parents and caregivers looking to enrol their child or children into a school only have 15 days left to apply for admission into public schools for the 2022 school year.

According to the Western Cape Government, a total of 180 080 applications have been processed by 54 236 registered parents and caregivers around the province. In addition, the province has exceeded the number of applications received for the same time period last year, with 83 704 more applications processed by day 12 of the online admissions process in comparison to 2020.

For those parents and caregivers looking to enrol their children before the deadline arrives, applications can be made either online or through a paper-based application process should a parent not have access to technology.

The WCED admissions website can be found below:

During the enrolment process, Parents will be asked to submit the following supporting documents:

  • The last official school Report Card
  • ID, Birth certificate, a 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).

The Western Cape Government also recommends that parents apply to at least three different schools instead of just one, as open classroom slots are quickly filling up.

To help make the application process as easy as possible, the WCED has created two video tutorials to assist parents on how to navigate both the registration and application process online, which you can view below.

How to register on the website:

How to apply online:

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