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1. Please refer to the WCED Admission Policy and Admission Policy for Ordinary Public Schools; National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act no. 27 of 1996) as these are applicable regulations.
2. The meaning of Parent or Guardian is defined in the SA Schools Act (Act 84, 1996).
3. Any false or incorrect information submitted during this application process may result in your on-line application being rejected, and / or disqualified by the relevant school's Governing Body or the WCED.
4. The WCED cannot guarantee places at schools of choice.
5. Schools determine admission policy and parents must study the admission policy of the school before applying.
6. This online application is subject to the school/s exercising and applying their admission policy.
7. The school makes the final decision whether the application is successful or not. The WCED is not involved in this decision-making process.
8. PLEASE NOTE: Applications on this system are mainly to Gr 1 and Gr 8, and instances where the learner has reached the highest grade.
9. All applications for other grades will be treated as transfers between schools. Transfers will only be considered where the learner has relocated.
10. Applications close on 14 April 2023. Once you click on SUBMIT at the end you will not be able to change the learner details or the selected schools.
     You may choose to SAVE and RETURN to the application, but you must CLICK SUBMIT before 14 April 2023.
11. The WCED does not accept any liability whatsoever for incorrect information captured or uploaded on the WCED Admission System.
12. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
     12.1. Parents MUST upload certified copies of the required supporting documents onto the system as part of this online application.
     12.2. Certified hard copies of supporting documents must only be submitted to the school once the learner has been accepted
     and the parent has confirmed their final choice within seven days after the parent has confirmed the place at the school.
     12.3. Your application is INCOMPLETE until ALL the relevant supporting documents have been submitted to the school.
    DOCUMENTATION
     12.4. The last official school Report Card / Results of the learner, if the learner attended a school previously.
     12.5. ID / Birth certificate or passport of the learner.
                              OR
     12.6. A study permit issued by Dept. of Home Affairs in case of foreign learners
                              OR
     12.7. Alternatively, if a study permit is not available, proof of application to the Dept. of Home Affairs or a police affidavit may suffice.
     12.8. Immunisation card (Road to Health Chart) of the learner (Applicable to Primary Schools Only)
     12.9. Proof of Residence (Rates account / Lease agreement / An affidavit confirming residence)
     12.10. In the case that the parent/ward does not have the required documents, the parent/ward can contact the local district office who will advise parents/wards of what to do.
13. PLEASE NOTE:
     13.1. You MUST print and keep a copy of this on-line application for your own records.
     13.2. The admission policy of schools is available on the admissions website.
     13.3. You must check the admission policy of the school/s you are applying to BEFORE submitting your application.
     13.4. Schools may not request any additional information which is not in line with the South African Schools Act (Act 84, 1996).
     13.5. Schools may NOT require parents to use the school's or any other hard copy or online system to capture or process applications.
     13.6. Schools will indicate on the WCED admission system whether there are any outstanding documents that the school will need in order to process the application.
     13.7. Submission of this on-line application to a school does not guarantee a place at the selected school/s
     13.8. All communication will be directed to the person whose details are filled in as the primary parent/guardian.
     13.9. In the event of a dispute, please contact your nearest district office for assistance.
14. Acceptance of placement
     14.1. Parents must confirm acceptance of the placements at schools between 29 May and 19 June 2023.
     14.1. The order of priority of the applications is very important.
     14.2. In the case that the learner is accepted at more than one school and you, the parent/guardian, has not indicated your final decision and confirmed by 19 June 2023,
              the first school where the application was successful, as ranked by you, will be activated automatically. All other successful applications removed in order resolve learners blocking places at schools.
     14.3. After the 19 June 2023, parents/guardians then only have three days to accept a place if they are offered one at a school.
     14.4. In the case that all the applications have been unsuccessful, and the learner/s has/have not been accepted at any school where they have applied, the WCED may be contacted to assist parents to find an available place.
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