Claremont High School Application 2020


Claremont High School is a new and innovative Western Cape Education Department (WCED) school which strives to create an enabling and challenging environment focused on producing outstanding academic performance among pupils from backgrounds which do not typically allow access to the best quality education.

Claremont High School Subjects

Grade 8 & 9 subjects : English HL, isiXhosa/Afrikaans FAL, Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, Geography, History, Economic Management Sciences, Technology, Creative Arts, Life Orientation.


Grade 10-12 subjects: CHS is a Maths and Science focus school, which means that these subjects are compulsory for all students to take all the way through to matric. All students take English as a home language, and choose between isiXhosa and Afrikaans as a first additional language. Life Orientation is the fifth compulsory subject. In addition, learners must choose two out of the following subjects: Geography, Life Sciences and Accounting.

Grade 8 Applications 2020

Grade 8 Applications for 2020 are now CLOSED!

Please note that applications for grade 8 closed on 15 March, and we are no longer accepting any applications under any circumstances.

I applied for Grade 8 2020. When will I hear if my application has been successful?

The selection process takes place between now and June.  All applicants will be notified by sms and email regarding the outcome by JUNE 2019. This will either inform them that they were not successful, or it will invite them to an interview.  We are unable to do this before June due to the excessive number of applications we receive (over 2300). Please note that NOT ALL APPLICANTS will be invited to an interview.  Those who are chosen to be interviewed will receive an sms and an email during May, requesting parents to contact the school urgently to make a time and date for an interview.

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Grade 9 -11 Applications 2020

Applications for Grade 9 – 12 for 2020 can only be submitted once you have reports for term 1, 2 and 3.

Applications for grade 9-11 are now open, you can download the form by clicking on this link: Grade 9 10 11 Application Form for 2020.

Applications are also available to be collected from our front office during school hours. Instructions for application are on the application forms. 

Closing date for Grade 9,10 and 11 applications: 24th October 2020

SCHOOL FEES for 2019 are R8700 per annum. School fees for 2020 will be decided on in late November 2019.

Claremont High School Fees

Designated by the WCED as a quintile 5 school, the school fees ensure that the affordability remains a priority. 

Our school fees for 2019 were decided at the Budget Meeting held in November 2018. Fees are reviewed annually. As with all WCED schools, it is a legislated requirement for the School Governing Body to make provision for financial assistance, and this facility is available at CHS. 

While recognising the diversity of means among the Claremont High School community, it remains essential for all parents to prioritise the payment of fees, as these fees are essential for the school to provide all the facilities required to support an excellent educational environment.

Fees 2019: R8700 per learner per annum

Fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

  1. Once off payment upfront of R8700 on or before 31 January 2019 (No discount on fees are offered)
  2. Ten Equal Monthly payments of R870 with payments on or before the last day of each month starting January (31 January 2019 – 31 October 2019)
  3. Four Equal Quarterly payments of R2175 on the first day of each term.
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When making payment, please note that cheques must be made out to Claremont High School.

If depositing directly, please ensure that your school account number and/or your child’s name and grade are used in the reference field so that your account can be credited correctly.

EFT payments are always regarded as the more preferred option.

It would be appreciated if all large cash payments were deposited directly into the school’s account:

Parents are to please use the account number and/or your child’s name and grade as a reference.

Parents who have made use of this facility previously are reminded to update their online banking reference as their children move from grade to grade. 


Parents who feel that they are unable to pay their full fees should make application for an Exemption of Fees form as soon as possible.

Application forms will be available from the Bursar, Mrs Forbay, from 22 January 2018.

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence, but are only considered if there is a full disclosure of all income.

Applications will close on 28 February 2018.

Contact Claremont High School

Address: Molteno Road, Claremont, 7708


Fax: 021 671 5076

Tel: 021 671 0645