Welcome to admissions
Thank you for your interest in Kearsney College. We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with further information about the College and how your son can become part of the Kearsney family.
On this page you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about the admissions process, as well as a simple guide to the process.
Please click on the button below to complete our enquiry form and we shall contact you shortly. Alternatively, if you wish to complete the application, you can continue on the same page.
Open Weekend 2024
16 and 17 March
For Grade 7 boys and families. Registration is essential. Invitations will be sent to all applicants.
Frequently asked questions
You can apply for admission as early as you like, but before the end of the applicant’s Grade 6 year.
The current fee is available on our fee schedule. For applications made in 2024, the fee is R940.
Entrance examinations, the latest school report and a confidential report, which we will obtain from the applicant’s current school, form the basis for assessment for admission.
Selection is based on a boy’s perceived potential to thrive at and contribute to the College. Typically this would be a well-rounded boy who gets widely involved at school, has positive relations with his peers and adults and who is happy to embrace our Honour Code and Code of Conduct.
- Teas for parents and boys are held on a few afternoons towards the end of a boy’s Grade 6 year;
- An optional interview with the Headmaster or Marketing Director and a tour of the campus is offered to applicants towards the end of their Grade 6 or the start of their Grade 7 year;
- Information Evenings are held at the school for Grade 7 boys and their parents during January and February;
- Open Weekend for applicants in Grade 7 – March
Attendance at the Open Weekend is an essential part of our admissions process. Parents and boys will have the opportunity to meet with our staff and boys, explore the numerous sports, cultural activities and academic offerings available at Kearsney and gain an understanding of the culture and values of the College. Boys will write entrance examinations over this weekend. After various activities, the boys will stay over in our boarding houses on the Saturday. The event will conclude before lunch on the Sunday. All applicants will be invited by email. Registration is essential.
Kearsney College offers a limited number of scholarships each year to candidates who have achieved extraordinary levels of performance in academics, sport and/or music.
In January of the year preceding entry, we invite registered applicants to submit an application for the appropriate scholarship/s should they meet the minimum criteria as stipulated on the scholarship application form. Shortlisted scholarship candidates will be invited to an interview in Feb/March of the same year.
Bursaries may be awarded to Grade 7 pupils who wish to attend Kearsney College from Grade 8, but for financial reasons are unable to do so. Full financial disclosure is required in the application process. In awarding such bursaries, the Bursary and Financial Assistance Sub-Committee takes into consideration the child’s potential to make a contribution to Kearsney, whether academic, cultural, sporting, or as a positive leader in the school community. The financial position of the parents is a major factor in the awarding of bursaries and these awards are made in the year prior to a pupil joining the College.
Should an applicant be offered a place at the College, the Enrolment Agreement must be completed by both parents/guardians and the acceptance fee paid. This should be done as soon as possible after places are offered to avoid disappointment.