Western Cape Receives Over 150 000 School Applications


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With the 2024 school admissions period well underway, the Western Cape Education Department has already received over 150 000 applications from parents hoping their child gets a spot at their desired school.


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Just over a month ago, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) opened online applications for the 2024 school year. The application process closed on 14 April 2023, however the Department continues to receive applications from parents desperate to ensure that their child secures a spot.

In the first 24 hours, the WCED online application platform had already received 15 843 learner applications across the province. On Tuesday Department MEC, David Maynier, revealed that the Western Cape had received 156 093 applications. A further 9 900 late applications were submitted, bringing the total to 165 993. 

While the number of unique learner applications stands at 165,993, parents were allowed to apply to more than one school, meaning that the total number of applications submitted totals to 536,764. 

The online system has been running smoothly, with very few technical challenges. Parents who did not have access to the internet were also able to complete applications in person at their nearest Metro Offices.

WCED School Late Applications

As done in previous years, the WCED has kept the online application platform open to allow parents to submit late applications. Parents still wanting to submit applications for their children can do so on the WCED website.

All applications received after the deadline will be considered late applications. These applications will only be considered by schools after they have considered the applications received on time.

While the application portal remains open, it is important to note that these applications will be flagged as late applications. The official deadline for late applications is 25 May 2023.

Maynier urges parents to not delay the process any further and submit their applications as soon as possible so that their child can secure a spot. Late applications will affect the WCED's planning processes and may result in delays in placing your child.

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