The admissions process

Welcome to Clifton Admissions.

Please follow the links below to find out more about our admissions process, the current Fee Structure and to download the application form.

Please note:
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We look forward to meeting you.

Step One

Come and visit us... our people and see the campus.

Tel: +27 (0)33 266 8212 / 8200


Step Two

Complete Application Forms

Complete the Application Form below and return it to us together with a copy of your child’s:

  • birth certificate
  • inoculation certificate
  • latest school report and any assessment/specialist reports
  • proof of payment of the application fee
  • Online application form here... or

Step Three




We will arrange for you to bring your child for an assessment. Prospective boarders are required to spend a night in boarding and a day in class where they are assessed. Prospective day scholars are required to spend a morning in class where they are assessed.

Step Four

Accept Our Offer



Places are only offered by the Headmaster after the interview and assessment. The return of the Acceptance Forms and Fee will secure a place for your child.

FAQ about Boarding

Basic Boarding Information


 We accept boarders from Grade 1 to Grade 7.  Termly, weekly and occasional boarding is offered.

Transport to and from Durban and Pietermaritzburg airports is offered at start of term, half term and end of term.  We also run a bus to and from Johannesburg at start of term, half term and end of term.  No transport is offered at the start of the first term or at the end of the year.  Parent are required to drop their children off at the start of the year and collect them in person at the end of the year.

For more information please view our boarding page.

Financial Assistance

What do we offer?

Clifton is in the fortunate position to be able to offer financial assistance to deserving candidates.  The Clifton Educational Trust offers financial support to families who otherwise would not be able to afford our fees. 

There are two categories of financial assistance available: The Kethro-Greenfields Trust which offers financial support to farming families or families who are directly involved in agriculture and the Lady Usher Trust which provides financial assistance to boys and girls from KwaZulu-Natal.

Financial assistance is applied for and awarded annually.  Forms for submission to the financial assistance committee are available from our admissions office or from the bursary.

We offer scholarships.

We have re-introduced the Howick-Clifton bus from January 2019.

Details are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Departure from Greendale Spar complex, Howick
  • Departure time: 06:45am
  • Departure from Clifton in the afternoons will be determined by the extra-curricular programme per term. Junior Primary children will be supervised whilst waiting for departure.
  • Cost:  R1650 per term OR R45 per one way trip
  • Bookings to be made through the School Secretary, Mrs Cheryl Coetzer, and should be made termly in advance.