Primary School

Admission and Placement of Students

ISSA exists to serve the educational needs of both the local and the international community.

Admission shall not be denied because of nationality, race or creed. Admission is granted after an assessment by the administration of the potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational programme and the capability of the School to meet the educational needs of the applicant. Students are accepted throughout the year, apart from in Forms 5 and 6, but no places in the School are reservable in advance, except in the case of companies holding fully paid permanently reserved positions.

Should it not be possible for the School to accommodate qualified applicants, students enrolled as of the end of the previous term shall automatically be enrolled for the following term. New applications shall then be considered for admission on the basis of the date of payment for registration accompanied by the registration form. If a waiting list for any Form is necessary, qualified applicants will be admitted on a first come first served basis as a space becomes available.

Acceptance and/or placement in a Form is subject to the assessment of the administration and is the prerogative of the School. The decisions of administration in such matters shall be final.

Students attending the School are charged fees, which cover tuition and board. The scale of fees is in line with those of other comparable International Schools and Member Schools of the South African Independent Schools’ Council.

The School is a non-profit making organisation administered and owned by a Governing Body and Board of Trustees.

Tuition/Boarding Fees

Primary School 

A non-refundable fee of R250 is payable on application, and only after receipt will the application for admission be processed.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of R250 is payable on application, and only after receipt will the application for admission be processed.

Tuition/Boarding Fees – See below

Compulsory Fees

A R5000 levy which is non-refundable is payable on acceptance of the student into the School.

Other Fees

Instrument and voice tuition
Specialised external coaching

Payment of Fees

All fees are invoiced by the Accounts Office and are payable termly in advance of the beginning of term. Late payment of fees may incur a penalty. A discount will be given if the full year’s fees are settled at the commencement of the first term. Siblings receive a discount.

Withdrawal of Students

A full term’s notice is required before a student is withdrawn from the School. If this notice is not given, parents will be liable for a term’s fees.


How To Register Your Child


Call For Inquiry

Tel: +27 18 381 1102
Fax: +27 18 381 1187

Mail For Inquiry


Evidence that the student will be capable of following the demanding academic programme of the School.


Evidence that the student will benefit from the sporting and cultural opportunities provided by the School.


Evidence that their presence will enrich the atmosphere at the School.