Application Process

Application Process

Grades R & 1

If you would like to make an application to The Grove, please find our application form here or collect them from the school. Queries may be emailed to

Application forms for Grade R 2021 will be accepted from 1 November 2019. They may be collected from the school alternatively, you may download the form from the above link. Applications close in March 2020.

Grades 2 – 7

Applications for Grade 2 – 7 may only be submitted in July, once you have a copy of your child’s June/Mid-year report.  These applications close at the end of August. 

The following application process will be applicable for South African citizens:

All previous applications for 2020 will remain on our waiting list for the duration of 2020. Should a place become available we will contact the applicant. Applications will not be rolled over at the end of a year.

The following documentation must accompany the application form:

Copy of learner’s unabridged birth certificate (certified)
Copy of learner’s clinic card
Copy of both parents’ ID documents (certified)
Proof of residential address (recent certified copy of rates, levies, deed of sale or signed lease agreement only) not older than 3 months

Proof of work address for both parents; confirmation on a company letterhead, signed by your employer confirming your full physical work address.
Copy of most recent school report
For Grade 1 applications – copy of Grade R account

For non-SA citizens:

Requirement of all ‘enabling documents’ (such as temporary residence visa, permanent residence permit, asylum seeker‘s permit, study permit etc.) to be submitted with the application. 

Documents to accompany the application:
Copy of the birth certificate issued by the country of origin must be attached
Proof of immunisation
Unabridged birth certificate
Copies of both parents’ passports and visas (certified)
Proof of residential address (recent certified copy of rates, levies, deed of sale or signed lease agreement only) not older than 3 months

All applications must be delivered in person. No faxed or emailed applications will be considered unless you reside outside Cape Town.


Incomplete and illegible documentation will not be processed.

The Grove Primary School is a school of choice and each year we receive more applications than we can accommodate.

Not all applications can be accommodated.

Placement will be according to the Admission Policy (see Our School / Policies).

If The Grove is not the nearest school to the applicant, the applicant MUST ALSO APPLY TO THAT SCHOOL WHICH IS NEAREST TO THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE.

Placements for Grade R and 1 will be notified by end of June of the year prior to admission.

Placements for Grades 2-7 will be notified by end of September of the year prior to admission. For more information, please email