Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. As parents you may have already identified the key elements you may want in choosing a school for your child.

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Please note a credit check will be carried out prior to full acceptance being offered.

Please complete and return the application form and submit to the school via email to or in person together with the following documents:

  • Proof of payment of administration fee
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s latest school report

Once all documents have been received, the school will be in contact to discuss the admission policy and assessment process.

Prospective students are required to attend Canterbury Preparatory School for a “stay-for–the-day” and assessment in the relevant grade. Parents will be given feedback after the assessment. During the course of the day, teachers will be evaluating your child’s academic ability, behavioural and emotional levels and social interaction. Students will also complete short, age appropriate assessments in English and Mathematics. The Junior primary learners are assessed for recognition of learning of the concepts taught in the appropriate grade.

The school will contact you with regards to the “stay for the day” assessment.

Should provisional acceptance be granted, a financial check will take place.

At this point, the following documents are required:

  • Student’s immunisation certificate
  • Parent’s ID documents / Passports and relevant visa
  • 3 months bank statements
  • Financial Clearance from previous school

Upon successful application, an offer will be made.

A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure placement.

Excursion Fees

Sport & Education Tours


All funds relating to sports and educational excursions must be paid in full prior to departure. If school fees are in arrears, students will not be permitted to go on any tour until the outstanding school fees are paid. In certain circumstances the price of the tours may be included in the invoice of your school fee account.

Terms & Conditions

Student Withdrawal


A notice period of at least One Full Term, in writing, is required for the withdrawal of the student from the school. Please refer to the Enrollment Form with regards to the Fee Policy and other terms and conditions. A copy is available on request.

Academic Fee Structures


The school currently does not have a debit order facility.

The academic fees for 2024 can be viewed in fee structure tab below:


Administration Fees

An administration fee of R250 is payable with each application. The booking of an assessment is confirmed upon receipt of the payment. This fee includes a compulsory Credit Risk Assessment (CRA).


Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of R4000 is payable once a student has been offered a place at the school. Provided spaces are available, the place will be confirmed once payment is received.