Admissions

ADMISSION PROCEDURE - DAYBOYS

Grade 8 Application process for 2021

  1. Applications for Grade 8 2021 will be open on the GDE online website (www.gdeadmissions.gov.za) from 25 June 2020 to 25 July 2020
  2. Certified copies of documents will need to be uploaded on to the GDE online website when making your application
  3. The following certified documents will be required to be uploaded:
    1. Latest school report
    2. Unabridged Birth Certificate
    3. Parents ID copies
    4. Proof of residence (must be either water & lights account or rental agreement)
    5. Proof of work (if applying based on work address)
    6. Immigrants would be required to upload either passport/study permit/asylum seeker number/refugee number/work permit
  4. Once you have successfully applied on the GDE online system, our “Information Form” must be completed.  This form is in the tab above.
  5. Complete this document by typing directly on the form and email back to PBHS within 7 days of your online application at the following email address: grade8@boyshigh.com
  6. Subject heading must be the pupil’s Name & Surname
  7. Your online application will then be verified by Pretoria Boys High School
  8. Parents will receive an SMS from the GDE confirming that your documents have been verified.
  9. On verification, your application for Grade 8 2021 will be successfully completed. The GDE will send an SMS when a placement offer is made.
  10. REMEMBER your log in details as well as your waiting list number as this will be required every time you access the GDE online system.
  11. Please monitor the GDE online system regularly for any updates
  12. Due to the large demand for schools, you must apply at more than one school.
  13. Our school has limited capacity, therefore, not all applicants will be successful.

For any assistance, the following Walk-In Centres are available in Pretoria:

 

 

 

Grade 9 – 11 Application Procedure

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

All Application Forms must be completed in full, signed and accompanied by:

  • Copies of both biological parents’ ID documents
  • A copy of the applicant’s unabridged Birth Certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report
  • Proof of residential address which shall be in the form of a utilities bill or a lease agreement (for a minimum period of 12 months) in the name of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant

Applications shall open from the beginning of September each year (for admission to the School for the following year).

Applicants shall only be considered should there be available space and if the applicant fulfills the requirements of the Admissions Policy which has been approved by the School Governing Body.

Residential address should be that of the parent or legal guardian. If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application. The applicant must permanently reside at that address.

Applicants will only be contacted if their application is successful.

ADMISSION POLICY - DAYBOYS

Based inter alia on the number of educators, the school’s facilities and the choice of subjects offered at the school, the school shall admit no more than 1550 students at any time. Grade 8 classes shall be no bigger than 30 students per class.

The language of instruction at the school shall be English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as additional languages. It is in the best interests of the pupil that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.

Priority will be given to pupils whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law):

  • comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time, and
  • who permanently reside in the area for which the School is the nearest suitable school.

If space permits, following the application of these criteria, preference will be given to pupils who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the school has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the school, or
  • are able to cope in a traditional boys school environment.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the school or who are Old Boys of the school, or
  • have a father who is an Old Boy of the school.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

Grade 8 applications must be done via the Gauteng Department of Education’s online process during the admission period (as decided by the GDE).

Once the online application has been submitted, the Information Form above must be downloaded,completed and emailed to grade8@boyshigh.com within 7 working days of applying on the GDE online system.

The Application Forms for Grades 9 to 11 must be printed from the link above and completed in full and signed by both parents or legal guardians.  All supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form.

Application forms for dayboys for Grade 9-11 shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 11 shall only be considered should there be available space and if the applicant fulfills the requirements of the Admissions Policy, which has been approved by the School Governing Body. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE – BOARDERS

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

All Application Forms must be completed in full, signed and accompanied by:

  • Copies of both biological parents’ ID documents
  • A copy of the applicant’s unabridged Birth Certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report
  • Copies of both biological parents’ salary slips (not more than three months old)

All applications for Boarding for Grade 8 can be handed in from the start of the year but must reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of April of the year preceding the year of application. Applications are not processed prior to this time. All applicants will be advised whether their application has been successful or not during the June/July school holidays.  

Applications for other Grades shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 11 shall only be considered should there be available space in the school and boarding and if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Admissions Policy which has been approved by the School Governing Body.

If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application.

Only successful boarding applicants for Grade 9-11 will be contacted. Should you wish to keep your application on the waiting list for a possible opening during the year, please ensure that Mrs Cameron is advised thereof.

ADMISSION POLICY - BOARDERS

Based inter alia on the number of Educators, the School’s facilities and the choice of subjects offered at the school, the School shall admit no more than 1550 students at any time. Grade 8 classes shall be no bigger than 30 students per class.

The School shall further admit a maximum of 69 Boarders in each Grade to its Boarding Establishments. A student who has been accepted into Boarding is automatically accepted into the School and forms part of the total number of students mentioned above.

The Language of Instruction at the School is English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as Additional Languages. It is in the best interests of the student that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.

Not all boarding applicants will be interviewed. Only those applicants who are being considered, based on their application form, will be interviewed by the Headmaster or his designate. Not all applicants who are interviewed will be accepted and we will accept the most suitable sixty-nine candidates based on the criteria below.

Priority will be given to students whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law) comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the School has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the School, or
  • are able to cope in a traditional boys boarding school environment, as identified in the interview.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the School or who are Old Boys of the School, or
  • have a father who is an Old Boy of the school.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

The Application Forms for Grades 8 to 11 must be printed from the link above and completed in full and signed by both parents or legal guardians.  All supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form.

Application forms for dayboys for Grade 9-11 shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 11 shall only be considered should there be available space and if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Admissions Policy, which has been approved by the School Governing Body. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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These are to be directed to the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Cathy Cameron

Telephone: 012 460 2246
Email: admissions@boyshigh.com

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