Primary schools in Gauteng

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Every child has a right to education in South Africa. Primary schools are the first stage of formal education for most children and as such, plays an important role in creating a good foundation for children. You can choose between private and government schools. Find a list of primary schools in Gauteng, here below.

Kairos School of Inquiry
A special alternative primary school emphasising creative expression, personal growth as much as academic achievement.
From 5 - 13 yrs old
The Bridge Assisted Learning School
Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, mild autism, anxiety, or children who have been through illness or trauma which has affected their scholastic progress.
From 6 - 13 yrs old
Sacred Heart College
We are an Innovative, multi-cultural, modern private kindergarten, primary & high school, from playgroup to matric. Our preschool follows the Reggio Emilia approach
From 3 mnths - 18 yrs old
Natural Dynamix School Reviews
West Rand
Independent Pre-primary, Primary and High School offering small, attentive and inspiring learning environment in a beautiful country setting, where we provide a progressive and mindful approach to mainstream schooling.
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Tutor the Future
Home schooling tutor centre for Grades 4 - 7. Small classes. Individual attention.
From 9 - 14 yrs old
Cyber School
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Pretoria / Tshwane; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
A comprehensive teaching service that offers academic guidance and assistance, yet it is managed and functions like a school for all ages.
All ages
Greenside Primary School
Our primary school offers a nursery school with Grade R and Grade RR and grade 1 to 7. We have fields, playgrounds and a swimming pool plus a media centre, science lab and computer centre.
From 4 - 14 yrs old
Croydon House Primary and Pre-School
Daycare, Creche and primary school phase from birth to grade 5. Offering small classes, personal attention, nutritious meals and extra murals at a reasonable fee.
From Birth - 11 yrs old
St George's Academy
We provide specialised support for learners with barriers to learning and assist in tutoring students who are home-schooled using an externally sourced curriculum, catered to fit the individual needs of your child.
From 5 - 9 yrs old
Purple Mash by 2Simple Deals
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
Powerful & creative educational software (CAPS aligned) for home learners and schools. Our program encourages children to love learning! Educational, creative & inspiring tool that incl a collection of essential child-friendly games and activities.
From 4 - 14 yrs old
Arrow Academy
Pretoria / Tshwane
Grade RRR (kindergarten) to grade 1 dynamic learning academy in Centurion, preschools, nursery schools
From 4 - 10 yrs old
Emmarentia Primary School
Primary school in Emmarentia, Johannesburg offering Grade R to Grade 7
From 6 - 13 yrs old
Loving Child Montessori
West Rand
Montessori education, nursery school, creche for kids aged 18 months to 6 years old and primary grade 1 to 7 in Weltevreden Park
From 2 - 6 yrs old
King Edward VII Preparatory School (K.E.P.S)
Preparatory school, primary school for boys
From 6 - 13 yrs old
Orban School
Orban is a private school with both Afrikaans and English teaching streams. The school is situated in Westdene, nestled in the beautiful Melville koppies. Our school offers unique educational opportunities with a special focus on drama, music and art
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Studio of Learning
Blairgowrie Randburg - An independent learning centre for learners who struggle in a mainstream environment. Individualised learning in small classes. Grade 1 – 12. Mainstream curriculum. Remedial assistance offered.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Elite College of Excellence
Dance & performing arts inspired school from grade R to matric, academic institution
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Global Village College (Pty) Ltd Deals
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
An online learning college that prepares students for Cambridge International qualifications and develops the tools, skills and mind-sets children need to prosper and thrive in their future world. From 10-18yrs
From 10 - 18 yrs old
Evolve Online School
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of personal mastery, using trend setting curriculum mapping systems developed by MIT, where they progress at their own deliberate or accelerated pace.
From 5 - 18 yrs old
Montessori Eco Schools
An international Montessori based preschool and primary school with a wide variety of extra-murals and more.
From 1 - 13 yrs old
Kim Field Academy Pre Primary and Primary Education
Nursery school, Primary Education for children from Grade R to 7 with aftercare, holiday care, extra murals, meals and more.
From 12 mnths - 13 yrs old
Elandspark Private Academy Reviews
Private Primary and pre-primary school - We build strong foundations in education specifically in academics, from babies to 13 yrs.
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
HeronBridge College
Private kindergarten, primary and high school based on Christian values
From 3 - 18 yrs old

How to use our Primary Schools Directory

Primary schools listed in this category will display the suburb or area that they are in, below the name of the school. To refine your search further you may click the ‘search by suburb’ dropdown menu to find the suburb you’re looking for. If a school interests you, by clicking on the name of the school you will find more information about what they have to offer.

What syllabus do government schools in South Africa use?

SA primary and high schools use the CAPS curriculum. Some private schools follow this syllabus as well but may employ different teaching methods to convey the lessons. CAPS stands for Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements which simply put means that teachers have concise guides on what to teach and assess on a grade-by-grade and subject-by-subject basis. So content and subject matter is set by the Department of Education.

Private schools that do not follow the CAPS syllabus usually choose their own syllabus to follow and will implement their own methods of teaching as well. Some private primary schools may have a religious basis for their education system, others may follow the Cambridge system and some have developed their very own syllabuses.

What factors to consider when choosing a primary school

The main consideration is affordability. Private schools in South Africa can be quite expensive compared to the former model C schools. Purely government schools are mostly funded by the government so fees are usually very minimal.

The location of a chosen primary school is important in terms of time getting there and back and whether it is possible to arrange transport or lift clubs to and from the school. Traffic can drain children if they’re travelling for a long period of time or have to wait for a while after school for transport services so bare these in mind.

If your child is interested in a specific extra mural activity make sure to find out if this is offered at the school you’re considering. Having the extra mural included in what you pay for is great so that you don’t have to register additionally for separate activities and take time to do those as well.

Also think about which high school you were deciding to send your child to. Some primary schools are feeder schools to specific high schools and this may help you make your choice.

If your child has any special needs, then perhaps a special needs school focusing on the development of children with those needs is a better option.

Begin your search

Now that you have an idea about how to use this directory, begin your search for the perfect primary school for your child. Speaking to other parents who already have their children enrolled in a school also helps you to make your decision. Best of luck!

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