Refusal of Admission

It is important to distinguish between fair and unfair discrimination in school admission policies. The South African Constitution prohibits unfair discrimination. Clause 29(3) of the Constitution states that e...

Registration of a School

All independent schools have their right of establishment enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Section 29(3), which states that: Everyone has the right to establish and maintain at th...

Exclusions and Expulsions

Exclusions from an independent school fall into the two broad areas of: Exclusion on grounds of contravention of the rules contained in the school’s Code of Conduct. Exclusion on the grounds that the co...

Admission Age

The admission age to an independent school for Grade 1 is age five turning  six by 30 June in the year of admission, or by the latest in the year in which the child turns seven. There are exceptions allowed ...