Westerford High School Application 2020

By | June 4, 2019

Application Guide

Application Forms

  • Application forms are ONLY available in hardcopy.
  • Collect them from the school office between 07:30 and 16:00 Monday to Friday.

Required Inclusions

  • Please include the following with your completed application form:
    • Certified Copy of Final Grade 6 Report for 2018
    • Certified Copy of Unabridged Birth Certificate
    • Passport Size Photograph attached to the top of page 3 of the Application Form

School Fees

Fees may be paid in one of the following ways:

  • One payment of R38, 850.00 representing a R1, 350 discount on the annual fees if paid by 28 February 2019;
  • One payment of R40, 200.00 if paid after 28 February 2019;
  • Ten monthly payments by Debit Order of R4, 020.00;
  • Twelve monthly paymentsby Debit Order of R3, 350.00
  • Four quarterly payments of R10, 050.00 payable at the start of each term;
  • 10 or 12 monthly direct payments at the beginning of each month.

Admissions

  • Grade 8
    • Only Students currently in Grade 7 may apply to enter Grade 8 at Westerford
    • Grade 8 application forms are available from the front office from January 2019
    • Open days: 04, 05 and 06 February 2019 @ 15:15
    • Information session: Monday 11 February at 19:00
    • Closing date for Grade 8 applications: Friday 15 March 2019
  • Grades 9 to 11
    • Applications for Grade 9 to Grade 11 in 2020 – application forms will be available from 9 July 2019
    • All admissions requests for Grades 9 to 11 will be enqueued in a waiting list and should a position become available you will be contacted as soon as possible
  • Grade 12
    • Westerford does not take on new students into Grade 12

Admissions Procedure

First Round:

  • Application forms are available from the beginning of the 1st term.
  • These forms must be collected from the School office. Forms are NOT available electronically.
  • Normally in excess of 1000 applications are received.
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Second Round:

  • Approximately 600 are selected based on:
    • Academic standards in English and Mathematics.
    • All-round participation and ability.
    • “Potential” in the above.
    • Ease of access to the School on a reliable transport network.

Third Round:

  • Approximately 450 candidates are invited for an interview.
  • All interviews are on a one-on-one, personal basis, lasting approx. 10 minutes.

Preferences:

  • Preference (but no guarantee) is given to;
    • Westerford siblings.
    • Academic ability (mainly in English and Mathematics).
    • Participation and/or potential in sport and/or cultural activities.
    • Community involvement.
    • The ability to converse in English.
    • Confidence and leadership potential.
    • Personality and character.
  • In all of the above the primary focus is on choosing pupils who will deal positively with a strong academic programme, while being fully involved in the extra-curricular life of the School.

NB:  Financial status of the parents is not taken into consideration when evaluating enrolment applications

Closing Dates:

  • Acceptance and non-acceptance letters are posted on the last day of term 2.
  • Applicants must accept the offer by the end of the second week of the third term.
  • Unsuccessful candidates are placed on a “waiting list”.

Appeals:

  • All appeals must be submitted in writing to the School. No verbal communication will be considered.
  • Appeals will be considered only once all successful candidates have responded.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by the end of the third term.
  • Further appeals must be lodged directly with the Department of Education District Office.

Admissions Policy

General Provisions

  • The provision of this admission policy are subject to their meeting the requirements of The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and all applicable legislation including the stipulations of the South African Schools Act and the Western Cape School Education Law.
    • No pupil will be refused admission to Westerford on grounds of race, religious belief or financial circumstances.
    • Every effort will be made to ensure that the ratio of boys and girls in each standard remains approximately equal.
    • Learners must have an adequate command of English, the language of instruction at Westerford.
    • All applications for Grade 8, must be submitted by the last day of the 1st term of the year prior to admission
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Selection Criteria

  • Where selection becomes necessary because the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, selection shall be based on the following criteria:
    • Preference will be given to siblings, except where this is not in the best interests of the child;
    • Preference will be given to applicants to whom Westerford is the nearest high school provided that application is submitted in time;
    • Preference will be given to applicants with a record of academic success in identified areas;
    • Preference will be given to applicants with a record of involvement or who demonstrate an interest in one or more of the cultural and sporting activities which form part of Westerford’s co-curricular programme;
    • Special provision will be made in the selection process for applicants from educationally disadvantaged communities;
    • The capacity of the school to provide an acceptable quality of education to the applicant; this provision applies particularly to applicants with special needs;
    • The age of the pupil;
    • Preference will be given to children of past pupils of Westerford.