Application Process

Thank you for taking an interest in enrolling your child at Redhill School, Johannesburg. For over 110 years, we have built up a proud tradition of excellence, both academically and socially. As a secular, co-educational school, we welcome students from diverse backgrounds, which reflect the ethnic and cultural heritage of our country.

Before starting the admissions process, we encourage both parents and pupils to visit the school. The best way to do this is to attend our Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School tours

For more information, contact marketing@redhill.co.za

To book a tour, please click here.

The Process

Once you have decided to enrol your child at Redhill, the school application process is fairly simple.

As the first step towards enrollment, applications for entry to all years of Redhill School, download the application form; complete it and e-mail the form, together with your proof of payment (R400 Application Fee) to the following addresses:

Pre-Preparatory: preadmissions@redhill.co.za

Preparatory: prepadmissions@redhill.co.za

High School:  highadmissions@redhill.co.za

Please note that the receipt of the application form is subject to a non-refundable of R400 for Pre-Prep, Prep and High School applications.

Bank Details

Redhill School Trust
Standard Bank
Sandton City
Branch 018105
Account 021595658
Reference: First initial and surname and “PPS”, “PS” or “HS”

Cheques should be payable to “Redhill School Trust”

Waiting List

Please note that submitting an application form does not guarantee enrollment, but rather confirms your interest in Redhill School.

Your application will place you on the Waiting List.  Redhill School will contact you as soon as an appropriate place becomes available for your child.  Should you not gain a place in the year specified, your application will be rolled over to the following year(s).  We ask that you contact the relevant admission departments should any of your details change.  While we will send out annual letters verifying your email and postal address, the onus is on the parent(s) to inform us of changes. Should an attempt to reach you fail, we will cancel the application.  We ask that should you no longer wish to be kept on our Waiting List, you inform us timeously.

Redhill has a well-known reputation as a School of Excellence.  Consequently, the length of time spent on a Waiting List is difficult to predict.  We would encourage Pre-Preparatory applicants to consider applying elsewhere in addition to Redhill, to avoid future disappointment and anxiety.

Apart from KG1 (Pre-Preparatory) and Grade 8 (High School) which see relatively large intakes of children, we are generally able to offer you a place in the Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and High School only after a current student has notified us of his/her intention to leave.  This can happen at any time during the school year, and we will seek to fill that place immediately.

Redhill Pre-Preparatory (KG1, KG2, Grade 0)

KG1: For children turning 4 (birth year +4) – 60 learners
KG2: Turning 5 years – 66 learners
Grade 0: Turning 6 years – 66 learners

Step 1 – Visit Redhill Pre- Preparatory School (highly recommended) and submit an application for placement on the waiting list. Please contact us at 011 883 3443 preadmissions@redhill.co.za, or visit our website to book a tour.  The tour takes place at 96 West Road North. The tour is not mandatory, but advisable.

Step 2 – Redhill will contact you when we can offer you a place.

KG1 process

  • Redhill begins the admission process for KG1 in January prior to the KG1 year.
  • We first make offers to siblings of existing Redhill pupils, and to children of past pupils. Then, we list all other applicants according to the number of months between the child’s date of birth and the application date and compose a potential class of 60. We take gender, age, social and pupil diversity into consideration when we compose the class. Final offers and invitations to enrol at Redhill are conditional upon an interview between the Head and the parent(s).
  • Parents confirm their acceptance with a deposit and enrollment form within a few weeks following the interview, if offered a place.
  • We inform all remaining parents on the KG1 waiting list of the outcome by June prior to KG1.

KG2 and Grade 0 process

We make offers only when a current child leaves the school as the grade size does not increase significantly from year to year. Departures can take place at any time of the year. If we have vacancies at any point during the year, we will first contact siblings and then other applicants on the waiting list. If you are interested in a January start in the Pre- Preparatory only, please note that we cannot make decisions about January admission for any given year until the end of September in the preceding year. Admission is subject to an interview with the parents.

Step 3 – Ensure that we have your correct contact details. We will not cancel your application until you tell us to do so, or until we aren’t able to contact you using the details provided.

Your application will also be rolled over to the Preparatory or High School.

Redhill Preparatory (Grade 1 – Grade 7)

Grade 1: For children turning 7 (birth year + 7 years)
Grades 2 – 7: For children turning 8-13

Step 1 – Visit Redhill Preparatory School (highly recommended) and submit an application with a copy of the most recent school report and remedial/therapy reports. Please contact us at 011 783 6903 or email prepadmissions@redhill.co.za or visit our website to make an appointment for a tour.  The tour is not mandatory, but advisable.

Step 2 – Redhill will contact you when there is a possibility of a place. Most of our Grade 1 children come to us from our Pre-Preparatory School. To fill the available Grade 1 places, we refer to the waiting list and invite children in for an assessment before July of the Grade 0 year. Siblings of existing Redhill pupils take priority. For Grades 2 to 7, for the most part, we are able to offer places only when current pupils leave the school. When this occurs, we refer to the waiting list, request a copy of the most recent school report, and any remedial/OT reports (if any), and invite a prospective pupil for an assessment and interview.

If you are interested only in a January start in the Preparatory School, please note that we cannot make decisions about January admission for any given year until the end of September in the preceding year.

If offered a place following the assessment, parents confirm their acceptance with a deposit and enrollment form within a few weeks.

Step 3 – Ensure that we have your correct contact details. We will not cancel your application until you tell us to do so, or until we aren’t able to contact you using the details provided. We will roll your application over to the High School waiting list if requested.

 

Redhill High School (Grade 8 – Matric)

Grade 8: For children turning 14
Grades 9-12: For children turning 15-18 (Grade 12 is the final year before tertiary level) Please note we do not accept new students into the Grade 12 year.

Step 1 for Grade 8 entrance – Attend Redhill High’s annual Open Day in your Grade 6 or 7 year (highly recommended) or book a tour via our website.

Step 2:

Submit an application form via e-mail to highadmissions@redhill.co.za along with your latest school report. Please indicate on your application form if you are applying for any of our Scholarships (Academic, Sport, Cultural)

Write the entrance examination, please ensure you have made a booking prior to the examination date.

The school makes use of both the entrance examinations and the latest school report in making decisions regarding entry into Grade 8.

Step 3:

Redhill will contact you within three weeks of writing the entrance examination to let you know of the outcomes of your application.  Please note: results of the examination are not made public to parents.

Should you be successful in your application and have applied for a scholarship, you will be called for a further interview.  Parents will need to confirm acceptance with a deposit and enrolment form by the end of our first term, this date will be specified in the offer letter.

Applying to Grades 9 – 12

If you would like to be considered for a place in Grades 9-12, kindly submit an application form along with previous reports. Redhill cannot begin to consider your child if an application has not been submitted. Your completed application enables us to assess the child in relation to a specific vacancy, which is a critical step for High School placement. Placement in these grades is subject to:

  • space availability,
  • a review of the candidate’s reports,
  • an interview with the Head of School, and
  • confirmation from Redhill that the candidate is appropriate for the available space.

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