ADMISSION POLICY AS DETERMINED BY THE SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY BEREA WEST PREPARATORY - 2 ELEANORA ROAD, WESTVILLE.
PLEASE NOTE BEREA WEST PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A SECTION 21 FEE PAYING SCHOOL
• Applications for 2023 will be accepted from Monday 14th March 2022.
• Parents will be advised about places from the 1st day of the 2nd term.
• Applications are accepted only when they are completed in full, are signed by both parents or electronically accepted and submitted with all supporting documents by a parent/guardian.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered and the applicant will be notified.
• Applications will not be processed until all the information has been verified.
• Fraudulent applications will not be considered. The school reserves the right to revoke the admission of a learner who has gained admission in a fraudulent manner.
• Hardcopy and electronic applications will be accepted.
In terms of section 5(5) of the South African Schools Act of 1996, the Governing Body of a public school must determine the admission policy of that school.
The Governing Body of Berea West Preparatory School has accordingly constituted the following as the admissions policy of the school, in the belief that its provisions are consistent with:
• The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (ACT108/1996)
• The National Education Policy Act (ACT 27/1996) and any applicable policies determined in terms of this Act, including the Regulations for Admissions to Schools.
• The South African School’s Act (ACT 84/1996) and subsequent amendments
• Government Gazette vol.400, no.19377, 19 October 1998. General notices - notice 2433 of 1998
Berea West Preparatory School welcomes children from all races and religions from Grade R to Grade 3.
The language of instruction is English. Learners applying to be admitted to this school in preference to a school where the language of learning and teaching matches the home language of the learner, need to be sufficiently proficient in English so as not to prejudice their ability to progress academically.
In order for a learner to be admitted to Berea West Preparatory School, the parents need to embrace and support the Curriculum, the Mission Statement and Code of Conduct.
School fees are compulsory and are determined at the Annual Budget Meeting of the parent body.
The year in which the learner turns 5 before the end of June.
The year in which the learner turns 6 before the end of June.
However the child must start school in the year he/she turns 7.
Turning 7 in Grade 1 is an advantage.
Berea West Preparatory is only able to accommodate the following number of learners per grade:
Grade RR: 20
Grade R: 75
Grade 1: 116
Grade 2: 112
Grade 3: 112
Total capacity of learners: 435
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING ADMISSION - REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
The following documents are required to register a child at Berea West Preparatory School:
COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.
THE FOLLOWING ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (AND PHOTOCOPIES) MUST BE PRESENTED.
Proof of residence by means of a utility account which must not be older than the last 3 months (electricity, water, cellular phone account, bank statements, Telkom account,)This must be in the name of the parents or legal guardian. Photostat copies are not acceptable.
An official unabridged birth certificate of the learner. (Abridged accepted together with a receipt of application for the unabridged certificate which must be brought to the school as soon as it has been issued)
An Immunisation Card. A parent must show proof that the learner has been immunised against the following communicable disease: Polio, Measles, Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Hepatitis B.
ID books or Cards of biological or adoptive parents or legal guardian. (Proof of guardianship or adoption required- see below)
Two recent small portrait photographs of your child
The latest school report issued by the previous school if the learner is applying for admission to Grades 2 or 3.
If a child is a foreign learner, a temporary or permanent proof of residence issued by the Department of Home Affairs or evidence that application has been made for the child to stay in South Africa.
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING PREFERENCE FOR ADMISSION
• It is regarded as unreasonable to disrupt family relationships by arbitrarily splitting schooling of siblings. Therefore an applicant who will have a sibling enrolled in the school in 2022 will receive preferential consideration when it comes to placement up until the 1st June 2021.
• Primary preference will be given to those applicants who live with their parent(s) in closer proximity to this school than any other public school up until the 1st June 2021.
• Learners must have attended a Pre-Primary (English medium of instruction) for their Grade R year.
• Admission is dependent on the availability of places.
• Applications for 2023 close on 11th October 2022.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE ADMISSION POLICY
• No application will be accepted or regarded as being valid unless it is made by the parent, legal guardian, person entrusted with the care of the minor learner by order of a competent court, or by a person authorised thereto, in writing, by one of the foregoing.
• Parents of learners applying to this school may be requested to attend an interview with the Principal.
• Admission may be refused where it is not in the best interest of the child to attend Berea West Preparatory.
• Applications received before the closing date will be processed if they are according to the preference list above (siblings and closest public school), before those received after the closing date.
• Please note that an applicant whose age varies by two years older or more relative to the statistical age norm of the grade cohort will not normally be accepted into the school.
ACCEPTANCE AND REVIEW
This policy was most recently reviewed, amended and ratified by the School Governing Body on 10th February 2022.