The Admissions Process


Our mission is to prepare boys to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing world. The school builds on its heritage, diversity, values, developing potential and strengths of each young man. It engages with the needs and interests of society, as well as with the challenges of higher education with the evolving workspace. Glenwood offers a well-rounded educational programme from Grade 8 – 12 (Form II – VI) in an attractive and vibrant learning environment. Below you will find a brief overview of the admission process with pertinent dates.


A non-refundable Administration Fee of R50.00 must accompany the Application Form, together with the following documents:

  1. Copy of your son’s latest school report.
  2. Copy of your son’s unabridged birth certificate.
  3. Passport size photograph of your son (write name on the back).

EFT using the boy’s name as reference and attach proof of payment

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50710175338


Proof of Residence must be provided by submitting the following documents which shows the parent’s name and residential address. (An affidavit is not sufficient proof and will not be accepted.)

  1. Copy of your latest Bank Statement (for confirmation of Residential
    Address only)
  2. Copy of Electricity / Telephone Account.
  3. Copy of Identity Documents of both Parents and Legal Guardians.

Prospective pupils will be contacted for an interview. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. All applicants will be notified by post of the status of their application.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture Circular 30 of 1998 states: “If a parent gained admission for his/her child to a school by making a false statement regarding his/her place of residence, the School is entitled to revoke the
agreement which allowed the child concerned admission to such school”. The school
reserves the right to take legal action in this regard. The Application Form will not be dealt with until the R50.00 Administration fee is paid and all the relevant documents submitted. The payment of the Administration Fee is to cover the costs of processing the application only. Please note that Applications for 2018 close on 31 March 2017.

The School reserves the right to institute legal action against parents who may well submit fraudulent information on, or with, this application.


Each application is reviewed by a committee that is led by the Headmaster and comprised of staff and administrators. Committees begin each evaluation by asking
the overarching question, “Does the applicant have the potential to thrive and be
happy in this environment?” They consider school records, teacher recommendations, relevant testing data, personal and family interviews, visit day observations, and other aspects of the applicant’s learning profile to determine:

  • Is the applicant ready for us, and are we ready for them?
  • Are they capable of being successful in our learning environment; can we challenge and support them, recognising their needs as an individual learner?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate strong character and the potential for leadership?
  • Will the family partner with the school in supporting the needs of the student?


Applicants are notified by the Headmaster via telephone, e-mail or mail between late February and early May with one of the following decisions: 1. accepted and offered enrolment 2. accepted and offered a place in the wait pool if a given grade is full 3. Denied admission if the admission committee determines that an applicant is not a good fit for the school.


Enrolment agreements are sent through the mail or e-mail and must be completed and returned with a non-refundable tuition deposit within two weeks, after which the space reserved for the given student will be considered forfeited and may be offered to another applicant. Once a completed enrolment agreement and deposit are received by the school, the Finance Office will create an account and begin correspondence with the family regarding tuition payment options.

The payment options as follows:

School Fees:

  1. Full payment of Annual School fees on or before the last day of February (Cash = 10% discount, Credit card = 5% discount)
  2. Per term: Before the start of each term, total fees divided into 4 equal payments.
  3. Per Month: Payable over 10 months by Debit order, EFT or Cash payments from February to November in 10 equal payment.

Discounts only apply to full fee paying pupils and do not apply to scholarship, bursary or fee remission pupils or to the Capital Development levy.

The Capital Development Levy is payable by all students, bursary and fee remission students are not exempt from paying the Capital Development levy.

Gibson House:

  1. Full payment of Annual boarding fees on or before the last day of February (Cash = 7.5% discount, Credit card = 5% discount)
  2. Per Term: Before the start of each term, total fees divided into 4 equal payments.
  3. Per Month: Payable over 10 months by Debit order, EFT or Cash payments from February to November in 10 equal payment.


  • Open Day: 16 February 2017
  • Boarding Open Weekend: 24 – 26 February 2017
  • Scholarship Exam: 25 March 2017 – Invitation only for current Grade 7 boys.


Our beautiful campus makes a lasting impression on everyone who visits. Even more impressive, and perhaps the best representation of the school, are the interactions with students and School that take place during a personal visit. If you live outside the local community, we can set up a virtual tour through Skype or Facetime. Please contact the Marketing Officer, Hannelie Erasmus on (031) 2055241 x 238 or to connect with us in person or online. TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF VMS


Participating in a classroom discussion and meeting our inspiring boys will help equip a family to make what could be the most important academic decision of a boy’s life. Likewise, this visit day is critical pieces of helping a boy feel comfortable with becoming a part of a new school community. During the visit, prospective boys will spend the day with their current grade paired with a boy who will help them get from class to class, take them to lunch, and help the boy feel comfortable and welcome, a trademark of the Glenwood Family. If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to call our team.

Marketing / Public Relations 
Mrs Hannelie Erasmus
(031) 2055241 x 238

Marketing Manager
Mr Gareth Sedgbeer-Williams
(031) 2055241 x 228