Brescia House School is an independent Catholic school, which serves the Catholic community but welcomes children of any denomination.

Admission to the school is determined by whether the prospective learner:

  • Is a Catholic
  • has a sibling in the school
  • is the daughter of a past pupil
  • belongs to a previously disadvantaged group
  • the date of application

The School’s data programme automatically weights applications according to these criteria.

The school accepts no more than:

  • 24 learners into each grade R class (total 72 learners)
  • 26 learners in all other classes (total of 78 learners per grade)
  • In emergencies or to accommodate the sibling of another learner a 27th pupil may be accepted into a class.

The statistical age norm per grade is the grade number plus 6, e.g. Grade 0 6; Grade1 7; Grade 2 8; Grade 3 9; Grade 4 10; Grade 5 11; Grade 6 12; Grade7 13; Grade 8 14; Grade 9 15; Grade 10 16; Grade 11 17; Grade 12 18. A learner will generally be accepted into grade R in the year, in which she turns 6.

Admissions policies, regulations and provisions are determined by the Board of Governors in conjunction with the Headmistress of the primary and secondary schools.

Generally, enquiries, school visits, tours and admissions are handled by the school’s Admissions and Marketing Department.  He/she consults the relevant Headmistress for placement.

Successful applicants for places in grade R and grade 8 are contacted by email prior to the starting date.  Offers made must be accepted in writing. 

A non-refundable Acceptance Fee, as per the sliding scale, is payable on the written acceptance of the offer, or date stipulated in the letter of offer.This development fee does not constitute a tuition fee and is directed towards improvements, renovations and upgrades.

Other applicants will be notified in writing that they remain on the waiting list and will be contacted telephonically when a place becomes available.

The application procedure is as follows:

  • Parents will be provided with an application form to fill in.
  • A fee of R 500 is charged when the admission form is returned or filled in. The registration fee is not refundable if the learner should not attend the school.

    Banking details are as follows:
    Account Holder   :   Brescia House School
    Bank                    :   Standard Bank
    Branch                 :   006605 Hyde Park
    Account Number :   610175742
    Reference            :    Your daughter's surname, grade and year of entry
    Proof of payment:   e-mail: 

  • The registration fee is not refundable if the learner should not attend the school.
  • Each applicant will be added to the database and the weighting will apply.

The following documents are required on an application:

  • Birth certificate (a baptismal certificate is not valid)
  • Baptismal certificate (Catholic)
  • Immunisation card (Primary School)
  • Last school report (where applicable)
  • Transfer card (where applicable) on admission
  • Any learner who enters the country on a study permit must present the study permit to the school on registration
  • Non-citizens/illegal aliens must show evidence that they have applied to the Department of Home Affairs to legalise their stay in the country.  If they cannot do so, the School will advise them to acquire the necessary documentation.The learner will be temporarily admitted to the school.

The following regulations apply to foreign learners in South Africa:

  • All foreign learners enrolled in a school must be in possession of a study permit for the specific school at which they are enrolled.
  • Prospective foreign learners must submit an application to the authorities according to the regulations and await the outcome of this application (get passport endorsed with study permit) before the learner will be allowed to be enrolled and attend classes.
  • The study permit is issued for the learner to attend a specific school for a specific period. The school is required to ensure that the learner’s permit is valid during the entire time the learner attends the school.
  • The school is required to notify the authorities of the departure of any foreign student from the school.

A letter from the school confirming the following must accompany the application:

  • Confirmation that the learner has applied to be enrolled at the school and an indication of the grade in which she will be placed.
  • Assurance that the foreign learner is not depriving a local learner of a place.
  • Proof that the school fees have been paid or an arrangement for the payment of fees has been made.
  • A written undertaking that the school will inform the Department of Home Affairs when the learner leaves the school.

To comply with these regulations for foreign learners, the school requires the following documents:

  • A certified copy of the learner’s birth certificate.
  • A certified copy of the learner’s passport.
  • A certified copy of the parents’ or guardians’ passport.
  • Proof that the learner is supported financially for the duration of her studies in South Africa.
  • Proof of medical cover with a medical scheme that offers medical cover in South Africa.
  • Copy of medical report (BI-811).
  • Copy of radiological report (BI-806) – children over 12 years of age.
  • If the learner is living with a guardian, a letter from the biological parents confirming the arrangement and a letter from the guardians accepting guardianship over the learner.


Postal Address
PO Box 67019, Bryanston 2021
South Africa

Main Entrance
14 Sloane Street, Bryanston

Pytchley Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Grade R Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Coordinates: -26.045496, 28.015609

School Switchboard:
+27 (0)11 706 7404

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