Admissions & Fees

Admissions Procedure

As per the Western Cape Education Department (W.C.E.D.), the official admissions period is from 15 February to 15 March 2019. The W.C.E.D. has, in addition to the school’s admission process, initiated a compulsory online application process for 2020.

This means that parents would need to carefully follow the steps below:

  • All parents submitting a hard copy of the Greenfield Application Form will also need to make application online via the W.C.E.D. portal at this link:
  • After having registered on the portal, parents will be asked to choose and rank schools in order of preference. There are no guarantees for first choices. Each school will apply their own admission policy when considering an application.
  • An application submitted online after 15 March 2019 will be considered to be a late application.
  • Any application without supporting documents uploaded onto the W.C.E.D. portal is deemed incomplete and will not be processed.
  • Within 14 days of an online application, hard copies of all supporting documents need to be handed in to the schools where applications have been made. Without this, the application will not be processed. In order to avoid disappointment, parents are advised to hand in hard copy applications to more than just one school.

Greenfield Girls’ Primary would like to encourage you to register as soon as possible from 15 February 2019. This will enable us to do a collation of hard copy applications vs. online applications.

No electronic submissions to the school will be accepted, only hard copies delivered in person.

* Greenfield Girls’ Primary School is a Quintile 5 Fee Paying School

For enquiries email admissions or phone +27 21 797 0554

Admissions Policy

Click below to read our admissions policy document

Banking Details

Greenfield Girls’ Primary School, Standard Bank, Claremont, Branch Code: 025109, Current Account Number: 071854576

What is a quintile school?
  • The Minister of Education classifies schools according to the level of poverty in surrounding areas.
  • The factors that they consider include the surrounding infrastructure and how many homes in the area are made from brick, wood, iron sheeting, and so on.
  • Schools are then ranked between quintiles 1 and 5, with quintile 1 being schools in a very poor area and quintile 5 being schools in a wealthier area.
  • Schools in quintiles 1 to 3 are no-fee schools, and schools in quintiles 4 and 5 are fee-charging schools.
  • Government wholly subsidises schools in quintiles 1 to 3, and partially subsidises schools in quintiles 4 and 5.
  • For each province, the Minister must publish a list of no-fee-paying schools where learners are entitled to enrol without paying any school fees.
Is Greenfield subsidised by the government?

Yes, but minimally.

Public schools are subsidised by the Education Department according to the quintile that they have been classified in. Greenfield Girls’ Primary is classified as a Quintile 5 school.

This is what each quintile school receives per year per learner from the department:

  • Quintile 1, 2 & 3: R1 390 (no-fee schools)
  • Quintile 4: R660 (fee paying schools)
  • Quintile 5: R228 (fee paying schools)

Please note that this excludes Grade R as the department does not at present recognise Grade R as compulsory.

This then equates to, at a maximum capacity of 224 learners (excluding Grade R), an amount of R51 072 per year that Greenfield receives from the department. It covers less than 1% of the school’s operational costs.

Are the Greenfield staff paid by the government?

Only a  few!

Greenfield Girls’ Primary strives to maintain high standards in all it does. The school is only able to achieve this by:

  • Attracting and retaining passionate educators and other staff
  • Employing additional educators in order to limit class sizes and to focus on specialist subjects
  • Employing an onsite school counsellor, learning support specialist and having the services of an onsite occupational therapist
  • Employing student teachers and teacher aids who are instrumental in assisting our educators and girls
  • Providing a variety of extramural activities in several sporting codes and cultural activities such as dance, drama, art and music
  • Employing a sports administrator, outside coaches, a dance teacher, an art teacher, a drama teacher and a music teacher
  • Employing an estate manager and additional support staff to maintain the school’s campus

All of the above involves staff that are often specialised in their specific areas.

Excluding outside coaches, Greenfield has a total of 40 staff members. are employed by the Western Cape Education Department. Those employed by the W.C.E.D include the principal, 1 head of department (class teacher), 3 class teachers and 3 support staff.

All other staff members are employed by the School Governing Body (S.G.B.) and remunerated by the school from the fees paid by parents.