WCED School Admission 2019 / 2020


[ Update ] WCED 2020 Admission Status

Parents and guardians who applied on the new WCED admissions website will now be able to check their admission application status at each school. Through the “track applications” page, parents can now see if their child’s admission applications for the 2020 school year have, or have not, been successful.

Of course this will illicit some reaction from parents, as many will be left disappointed with the outcome of their applications. The online system is trying to assist with this. Parents have been asked to go online and select and confirm the school that they wish their child to attend in 2020 by 12 July 2019. This will “free up” spaces at schools when parents decline spaces.


So the main aim up to 12 July 2019 is to get as many parents as possible to accept and decline places.

The phone lines are anticipated to ring off the hook over the next few days both at schools, districts and head office. Here are some options that can be communicated:

  • Parents who applied online should visit the admissions website: https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/admissions-201920 and select ‘Track Applications’ to confirm their preferred school for 2020.
  • Parents who cannot access the internet can hand in written confirmation of acceptance and/or decline at the various schools applied to where they have been successful. Schools will be able to upload this on the system as proof that the parent has confirmed.
  • Parents can also send an e-mail to: wced.admissions@westerncape.gov.za to confirm.
  • Parents can also call the following numbers to confirm: 021 467 2631  |  021 467 2760  |  021 467 2171
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Alternatively, if parents are not successful with the above, they can whatsapp 067 973 3099 with their name and surname, cell number, learner name and surname, CEMIS number and school number (where applicable) and their school of choice according to their successful applications.

These numbers will NOT however deal with complaints or concerns over unsuccessful applications. It is for CONFIRMATION of acceptance only.

Parents having technical problems with the site are encouraged to use the following channels:

We hope that everyone involved in this process works together to make it less stressful for parents, who do not have places, and for schools who will be flooded with appeals on unsuccessful applications.

WCED School Admission For 2019 – 2020

Admissions 2019/20 - Confirmation
Admissions 2019/20 - Calendar

Track ApplicationsStep-by-step Instructions

Having technical issues?

OTP not received | Cannot get into the system, etc.

EmailCemishelp.MisTeam@westerncape.gov.za (Please state that it is a technical query)

SMS Only: 064 075 2099

For a list of schools participating in the WCED Online Admissions Pilot Project click on the links below:

Urban Rural

If you cannot find your chosen school on the lists provided, please apply at the school.

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For more information contact your local school or nearest Education District Office.

WCED School Admission Frequently Asked Questions

How To Get Your Child Enrolled In School Of Your Choice

Apply early. Don’t wait till the last day.
Apply to more than one school.
Know the law/check the school’s Admission Policy.What is the admission age for Grade 1?

What Is The Admission Age For Grade 1 ?

Compulsory school-going age (Grade 1) is 7 years in the year that the child is in Grade 1.
Admission to Grade R is 6 years in the year that the child is in Grade R.What documents are required to register a child at a public school?

Documents Required To Apply For Admission

  • Birth certificate.
  • Immunisation card.
  • A transfer card/letter.
  • Last school report card for learners who have been to school.
  • A study permit issued by Home Affairs for foreign learners.

A child may be registered provisionally if these documents are not available. The parent must be given reasonable time to submit them.Is it important to enrol for Grade R?

Is It Important To Enrol For Grade R?

Yes. Early childhood development assists learners to cope better later on in their school careers.Can a child be refused permission if they do not live in a school’s feeder zone?