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Join the Stanford Lake College family

The admissions process is fairly simple and we’ve listed the following steps to assist you.


Complete the form

In order for your child’s application to be considered, please download and complete the application form below. This is an editable PDF and can be filled in electronically.

Application Form


Attach supporting documents

Email the completed form to:

All applications require a R350.00 administration fee. Administration fees can be paid via EFT or cash at the school. With this application form, you will need to upload the documents listed below and you should have them ready before beginning the process.

  • Scanned copy of applicant’s birth certificate

  • Latest school report

  • ID photo

  • Proof of payment of administration fee


Confirmation of receipt

An email confirming receipt of the application will be sent to the parent’s email provided. If you have not received the confirmation email within 10 days, please contact the Admissions Department +27 15 276 6103 ext. 231.


(This email is not an indication of acceptance or rejection)


Placement test

Each child applying at Stanford Lake College must write a placement test. This test is written when your child is in Grade 7 and is arranged during our annual Open Weekend. If your child is unable to attend our Open Weekend, an alternative date will be scheduled for them to write their placement test after the Open Weekend. The test entails an English & Mathematics paper based on the current Grade 7 curriculum.


Open Weekend

Stanford Lake College hosts an Open Weekend every year during March for interested Grade 6 and 7’s. The Open Weekend starts on a Friday afternoon and ends on the Saturday by midday. The event provides parents and students with an informational tour, presentation and educational activities during the course of the Friday afternoon. This leads to evening activities for the students to stay over for the night in our boarding houses and to continue with further outdoor adventure activities on the Saturday, to provide them with the ultimate Stanfordian experience.

Open Weekend dates are confirmed at the beginning of each year and bookings are essential. A completed Open Weekend form must be submitted with the proof of payment of R385.00 per child and must be paid into the account above with reference: O/W Child’s Name and Surname to secure your child’s place for the Open Weekend.

Click HERE for more information on our Open Weekend


Meet and greet

An interview session with the Headmaster will be arranged in the months of May and June, once the application has been received and the placement test has been written. All applications received will then be carefully assessed and considered.

For pupils in Grade 7 who could not attend the Open Weekend, and for pupils applying to other grades, a tour of the school can also be arranged when coming for the meet and greet.

Official letters are emailed to parents to let them know of the decision by the end of second term.

Still unsure of the process or need more help?

More information is available in the below documents or email

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