ADMISSION OF LEARNERS POLICY

 

By virtue of the Provision of Section 5 of the South African Schools Act, No. 84 of 1996 (hereinafter referred to as the "South African Schools Act"), the School Governing Body of Clarendon Park Primary School has determined the Admission Policy of learners to the Clarendon Park Primary School to be as follows:

 

1. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE CLARENDON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

1.1 The School Governing Body has approved and adopted the Application for Admission Form to which this Admission of Learners Policy is annexed.

1.2 Applications for admission will not be considered unless made by one of the following persons:

1.2.1 both the parents of the learner in the event of both parents being alive; or

1.2.2 the parent of the learner in the event of a parent being deceased; or

1.2.3 the guardian(s) or other person appointed by Court Order to act as custodian of the learner.

1.3 Incomplete application for admission forms and application for admission forms which are not accompanied by the pre-requisite documentation will not be considered.

1.4 The application for admission is to be made to the Principal of the Clarendon Park Primary School by the end of March in the year preceding the year of enrolment applied for in respect of Grade 1 learners.

1.5 The application for admission other than a Grade 1 learner is to be made to the Principal of the Clarendon Park Primary School 6 months before the date of admission applied for.

1.6 The application for admission form is to be duly signed by the person / persons making application for the admission of the learner.

 

2. PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION OF A LEARNER

2.1 Subject to a determination by the Head of the Department of Education, the School Governing Body declares the feeder zone for Clarendon Park Primary School to be the geographical area situated between Thomas Road, Fordyce Road, 6th Avenue, Walmer and 14th Avenue, Walmer.

2.2 The School Governing Body has determined that the language of learning and teaching at Clarendon Park Primary School to be English. Consequently, applications for admission of learners who are able to accept tuition in English will receive preferential consideration, subject to what is contained below.

2.3 Learners of siblings already admitted at the Clarendon Park Primary School will receive preferential consideration.

2.4 The preferential order for admission in respect of the feeder zone criteria will be:

2.4.1 Learners whose parent(s) / guardian(s) / custodian(s) live in the feeder zone

2.4.2 Learners whose parent(s) / guardian(s) / custodian(s) work in the feeder zone

2.4.3 Other learners in order of proximity to school, subject to the further preferential considerations contained herein, including order of receipt of application.

2.5 The following four pre-primary schools are situated within the feeder zone and applications for admission of learners enrolled at these schools will receive preference, subject to the feeder zone criteria set out above:

2.5.1 Walmer Pre-Primary, Church Road, Walmer.

2.5.2 Gateways Pre-Primary, Main Road, Walmer.

2.5.3 St. Adens, Church Road, Walmer.

 

2.6 The School Governing Body has determined that applications for admission of learners will be considered and given preference to ensure an equal balance between male and female learners in each grade.

 

3. AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION OF A LEARNER

The age norm for a grade is to be the grade number plus six. The age of the learner at the end of the year of admission applied for will be regarded as the age of the learner when considering the age norm for a grade. Application for admission of a learner which falls outside of the age norm by two years or more will not be considered.

 

4. REGISTER OF ADMISSION APPLICATIONS

4.1 The Principal of the Clarendon Park Primary School is to keep a register of all applications for admission of a learner in accordance with the Provisions of the South African Schools Act.

4.2 Unsuccessful applications for admission of a learner are to be recorded chronologically on a waiting-list.

 

5. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION

The learner's parent(s) / guardian(s) / custodian(s) will be advised of the outcome of the application for admission of the learner, in writing, once the application has been considered.

 

6. CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT

The School Governing Body has determined that every application for admission of a learner will be accompanied by a Certificate of Good Conduct provided by the Principal of the school attended by the learner at the time of application for admission of the learner to the Clarendon Park Primary School. In the event of the learner not being furnished with a Certificate of Good Conduct as provided for herein, the application for admission of a learner will not be considered.

 

7. CAPACITY

The School Governing Body has determined that the capacity of the Clarendon Park Primary School is as follows:

7.1 total number of learners in grade 1 will be 140 (28 learners per class, 5 classes)

7.2 total number of learners in grade 2 will be 135 (27 learners per class, 5 classes)

7.3 total number of learners in grade 3 will be 130 (26 learners per class, 5 classes)

7.4 total number of learners in grades 4 – 7 will be 140 (28 learners per class, 5 classes)

Total number of learners at Clarendon Park Primary School: 930

 

8. CODE OF CONDUCT & SCHOOL RULES

The application for admission of a learner form will be accompanied by a copy of the Code of Conduct and School Rules of the Clarendon Park Primary School, and the Admission of Learners Policy of the Clarendon Park Primary School.