Frequently Asked Questions



On acceptance to Little Bosch, a development reserve is required to confirm your son’s place. This sum is refunded, on written request, when your son leaves the school.

Little Bosch fees are payable over 10 months, from February to November, by debit order or EFT. A 5% discount applies to fees that are paid in full before 31 January. View Fee Structure

  • Parents / guardians may apply for their son in the year that he turns four.
  • Applications are processed in the year a boy turns five and parents / guardians are informed of the outcome by the end of May.
  • The School Governing Body criteria stipulates that places are first offered to those boys for whom Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School is the closest school to where they live and to boys with siblings at RBPS. Therefore, parents are encouraged to apply to other schools.
  • There is no enrolment fee.
  • Little Bosch is an independent school, so an online WCED application is not required.

Completed application forms with supporting documents can be emailed to our Admissions Secretary, Gabrielle Laporta.


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Do I need to apply at other schools?

Yes. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, it is strongly recommended that all boys consider a wide number of options.

Why do we need to be close to the school?
  • It is important for pupils to be able to take a full and active part in the extracurricular life of the school. There are often activities, e.g. cultural, social, in the evenings.
  • It helps to have friends from school in your local community – shared interests, lifting, homework, etc.
  • Those who live far away need to be prepared for long hours, including travel time during the week and sporting fixtures over the weekend, to account for extracurricular activities such as sport, music, societies, etc.


What are the school hours?

The school gate will open at 07:30 and close at 07:45. Parents have 15 minutes to bring their sons to school.  The official Grade R programme will begin at 07:45 and end at 12:45

What is the school’s approach to discipline?

The school policy is to encourage self-discipline rather than to impose discipline. As such, disciplinary measures are intended to change bad behaviour into good. We expect parents to support the school and its processes in order to encourage accountability. We ask parents take responsibility for their sons’ appearance and to see that they conform to the rules of the school.

In the Classroom

What is the average class size?

25 boys in each Grade R Class