Admission & Enrolment


Grade 8 2021:

Boys currently in Grade 6 who would like to apply for a space in Grade 8 in 2021, can do so from 9 July this year (2019) by completing the “Expression of Interest” form here

Once submitted, The Admissions Director, Mr Deon Visser will write back to you with further application information.

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Make King Edward VII School – Your School of Choice!

ADMISSIONS 2019 & 2020

Admission for 2019 & 2020

Admissions for 2019 & 2020 are now closed. All grades and boarding houses are now full.



For further info, please contact Mrs Catherine Hammond in the Admissions Dept on 011 551 5800.

Please note that this expression of interest is not in itself an application. The School will notify all prospective applicants of the official day for 2021 when the application process opens per instruction from the Gauteng Department of Education.

Complete Form Here



The Gauteng Department of Education has set out an Admission Policy for all State schools in the province. King Edward VII School takes note of this Policy, as established in Circular 80/1999. The School also takes note of the fact that, as yet, no Policy has been established for admissions to schools with boarding facilities. Furthermore, the zoning areas of State schools have not yet been established.

King Edward VII School is a School that concentrates on preparation of learners for an academic tertiary education – i.e. Universities, Technikons. The School recognises the educational need to differentiate in the education of learners, depending on what career paths are envisaged. The School thus reserves the right to advise parents on the most suitable education for their children, taking into account ability, interest, etc. as well as practical issues such as distance from home to the most suitable school.

1. Policy
Information on application forms, Scholarships and Bursaries and details of Open Days are available on the website each year. The Open Day for 2019 will be on Saturday 6th April 2019.

2. Application process with info as follows:
All parents applying for a space in grade 8 needed to do so via the GDE Admissions Webpage on (closed for 2019).
Once parents have successfully registered and applied through the GDE, parents need to submit the required documentation to the School as part of the admissions process.

2.1 Application forms are to be accompanied by:

  • Latest school report
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of residence or place of work in the area (utility bill, lease agreement, proof of rent)
  • Copy of parent/legal guardian Identity document

3. Preference
Consideration will be given to learners whose parents live or work in “the area” as well as Learners who have brothers already in the School, sons of staff members and Old Boys of the School as well as grade 7 Learners from our Preparatory School, King Edward VII Preparatory School. Consideration will also be given to the Learners who are placed at the School by various NGO’s and School Support Programmes on Bursaries / Scholarships for either Academic or Extra-mural prowess as part of their BEE and community outreach programmes. We also accept a number of learners each year who are part of the Student Sponsorship Programme.
The School also has boarding facilities. It is imperative to fill the Boarding establishments: +- 80 Grade 8 places each year to guarantee financial viability.

4. Feeder Schools
“Feeder Schools” will be visited by King Edward staff during the year in order to inform primary school staff and pupils about the application procedure. Schools not visited will receive all the necessary information by post. This information will include application forms, information sheets, Scholarship and Bursary application forms, details about our Open Day, promotion posters and a School Magazine.

5. Registration months

6. Application status
Pupils applying to enrol at the School for Grade 8 will be informed via the GDE from the end of July. Please check your online application status on the GDE website.

7. Receipt of application
Receipt of applications will be given at the point of documentation submission.

8. Scholarships and Bursaries

To apply for a Sport Bursary / Scholarship please email a sport CV to Deon Visser, Director of Admissions at

9. On acceptance
A non refundable deposit and development levy are payable immediately once a learner’s admission to the school is confirmed. Separate deposits apply for each of tuition and boarding. Deposits are offset against fees for the ensuing year.

10. Boarding
Boarding for 2019 is now full.



2020 School and Boarding Fees
(NB: School`s Finance Policy requires payment by debit order unless paying fees upfront in full)

 School Fees:

  • R56 400 pa
  • R5 640 pm ( payment by debit order only )
  • R2 820 discount if paid in full by 31 January 2019 – net amount payable R53 580

Weekly Boarders:

  • R63 000 pa
  • R6 300 pm ( payment by debit order only )
  • R3 150 discount if paid in full by 31 January 2019 – net amount payable R59 850

Termly Boarders:

  • R75 000 pa
  • R7 500 pm
  • R3 750 discount if paid in full by 31 January 2019 – net amount payable R71 250

Ad Hoc Week-end Boarding:

  • R600 per week-end

Banking Details:
Standard Bank Killarney
B/Code 007205
Accnt no 402269292



Scholarships for pupils registered: to enter King Edward in 2020   

  • Major Open Scholarship – Academic: Up to 75% of Tuition Fees
  • Major Open Scholarship – Sport: Up to 75% of Tuition Fees
  • Major Open Scholarship – All-Rounder: Up to 75% of Tuition Fees
  • Minor Open Scholarship – Academic: Up to 50% of Tuition Fees
  • Minor Open Scholarship – Sport: Up to 50% of Tuition Fees
  • Minor Open Scholarship – All-Rounder: Up to 50% of Tuition Fees
  • School Open Scholarship – Academic: Up to 25% of Tuition Fees
  • School Open Scholarship – Sport: Up to 25% of Tuition Fees
  • School Open Scholarship – All-Rounder: Up to 25% of Tuition Fee

Academic Scholarship Exams for 2020:
The Scholarship exam took place on Saturday 9th February 2019 – no further exams will take place for the 2020 in take.


Academic Scholarship Exams are written annually on the 2nd Saturday in February for boys in grade 7 who achieved an overall aggregate of 85% or higher at the end of their Grade 6 year. Learners who qualify must email their year-end grade 6 report to Mrs Catherine Hammond at    Examinations consist of a Mathematics, Natural Science and English paper based on the Grade 6 syllabus. Qualifying candidates will be advised of examination arrangements by the end of the 1st week in February.

Sport Scholarships for 2020:

King Edward VII School offers a range of merit-based sport scholarships for boys of outstanding ability.

Sport Scholarship Applicants need to email a detailed sporting CV together with a copy of their latest academic report to Mr Deon Visser at


The following sporting codes are considered for Sporting Scholarships:

  • Cricket, Water Polo, Swimming, Rugby, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Squash, Rowing.
  • The highest level of representation in one or more sports
  • A cross section of sport played
  • Level of commitment to sport
  • Sportsmanship

Qualifying candidates will be advised by end of February in their Grade 7 year if they have been short listed to attend an assessment.

Final sporting scholarships are awarded by end of April or later should any scholarship offers be declined.

All Rounder Scholarships:

Boys with excellent Academic, Sporting and Leadership prowess are invited to email a detailed CV together with a copy of their latest academic report to Mr Deon Visser at


These Scholarships are awarded to a scholar (i.e. someone with Academic Colours) who has made a contribution to the School. These awards are made at Valediction.

Desmond Davis & War Memorial Scholarship
The premier award for the School, valued R100 000-00 over 4 years.

This is the Premier Award of the School. It is awarded to a scholar (i.e. someone with Academic Colours) who has made a significant contribution to many facets of the life of the School.

Travis Gordon is the recipient of the 2017 Desmond Davis and War Memorial Scholarship.

H J Hofmeyr Scholarships (3)

3 x R60 000-00 over 3 years.

The H J Hofmeyr Scholarships value and number of awards are predetermined each year – each award is for a 3 year period.

Normally only two recipients need to have Academic Colours and the others a 60% average. These are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees. The recipients of the H J Hofmeyr Scholarship for 2017 is :

Taahir Makda, James Parsons and Sebastian Freeman

Hugh Wilson Scholarship 

The award goes to a Grade 12 learner who has contributed to the School in many areas, i.e. Academic, Sport, Cultural and Service. Contribution to the Dramatic Society is given consideration.

The recipient of the Hugh Wilson Scholarship in 2017 is: Greggory Fisher


Each matric learner is given a letter detailing the bursary criteria. The onus is on the learner / parent to submit an application (which includes a financial statement). Recipients are notified by post (i.e. there is no official announcement).