General Admissions | Somerset College
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If you would like to register your child for possible admission to Somerset College please complete the procedure here. Please note that a non-refundable application fee of R500 is payable upon submission of the application form. We do not accept students who are entering Grades 11 or 12. Please note the school requires written consent from both parents/guardians of a child wanting admission into Somerset College.

Applications for Gr 8 in 2025 are still open.

Pre-Preparatory School Assessment Process 

There is no formal assessment process for Gr 000 and Gr 00. Successful applicants for Gr R who live locally are invited to spend a morning with us during November for a baseline observation.
Successful Gr R applicants who live at a distance from the school will be assessed at the start of the new academic year. 


Preparatory School Assessment Process

Once a place becomes available and the paperwork is complete, applicants to the Preparatory School will complete an Assessment. The Assessment looks at Literacy (English and Afrikaans) and Numeracy levels and can take place at the applicant’s current school, for students living at a distance from Somerset College. Once this is done, the Head of the school meets with both parents, before an offer of a place is made. This meeting can take place online if required.


Senior School Assessment Process

All applicants to Somerset College write Assessments in English and Mathematics and thereafter the Head of College and Head of the relevant Boarding House (should the application include Boarding) meet with the student and parents before an offer of place is made. The Assessments can be written at the current school and the meeting can be done online, for students living at a distance from Somerset College. 

i)  Complete the Online Application Form
ii) Your child’s birth certificate
iii) A copy of your child’s most recent school report (not applicable to pre-school students)
iv) A copy of your child's Passport document (Foreign students)
v) A copy of your (Parent/Guardian) Identity/Passport document
vi) Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee of R500

For your convenience you are required to transfer the registration fee of R500.00 directly into our bank account, details as follows:
Bank: FNB
Account name: Somerset College NPO
Account number: 6273 490 8819 (current account)
Branch: Somerset West
Branch code: 250655
Reference: RFee (Name)

Once payment of the application fee has been received, you will receive a letter confirming receipt of your application.

Debentures become tradeable on the eighth anniversary of the original date of issue. Debentures will be redeemed by issuing company, Vredelus Limited, 30 years from the original date of issue at the face value of the debentures.

Somerset College parents wishing to sell or purchase debentures should contact Mrs Vania Kirchner in the Finance Department.

Telephone: 021 842-8043 or e-mail

Parents may at any time request relevant public policies from the school. 
Please email with your request.