Q&A: Private Schools in the Western Cape

Given this informative answer (not including the non-answer to the first part of c(ii) ), I will be asking further questions re the 56% increase in enrollment at private schools across the WC province over the past 5 years, the requirements for registration and the roll of the WCED in the registration process, etc.

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE

FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2012

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Mr G C R Haskin to ask Mr D A C Grant, Minister of Education:

(a) How many private schools existed at the start of the 2012 school year,

(b) what percentage of learners attend these schools in comparison to other types of schools in the Western Cape,

(c) to what extent has there been an increase/decrease in the number of (i) private schools and (ii) learners attending these schools in the last five years and (d) to what does his department attribute this increase/decrease in each case?

ANSWER:

(a) 201 registered active independent schools.

(a) 4,3% of all current learners attend independent schools

(b) (i) Over the 5 years the totals per year of independent schools are as follows.

Year

No. of Schools

2008

205

2009

213

2010

212

2011

196

2012

201

The totals fluctuated due to the closure (old) and opening (new) of schools.

(ii) There has been a 56.7% increase in the number of learners attending independent schools in the past 5 years (2008 – 2012).

(c) (i) The decrease in the number of independent schools is due to schools not being able to continue to function as registered independent schools as a result of various factors, including financial constraints and a failure to meet the requirements for registration.

(ii) The increase in the number of learners attending independent schools is the result of more parents enrolling their children at independent schools and the extension of the grades and/or curriculum at independent schools over the five year period.

MINISTER OF EDUCATION

FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2012

 

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One thought on “Q&A: Private Schools in the Western Cape

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