- Independent Schools
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- Starting a New School
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The admission age to an independent school for Grade 1 is age five (5) turning six (6) 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 in the Education Laws Amendment Act of 2002:
Some independent schools believe that it is in the best interests of the children to start in Grade 1 in the year in which they turn seven. They, therefore, prefer not to admit learners who are not yet six on entry in January. This is a professional decision taken by the school and is perfectly acceptable in terms of the law regarding the admissions age. Independent schools are not obliged to inform the provicial education department or the district office of their decision in this regard.
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