Cape Town
South African, British, Christian curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Somerset College

CurriculumSouth African, British, Christian
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: R 71,551

Fees / Price

School Information

Number of students

1200

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans, French, German, isiXhosa

Uniform required

Yes

External examinations/assessments available

A Levels

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Support Services

Learning support offered

A well-developed Learner Support Unit comprising occupational therapists, speech therapists, remedial teachers and psychologists is well established in the school. This provides a supportive learning environment for children experiencing difficulties in academic, social or emotional spheres of life. The vast majority of support can be provided on the school campus during, before or after the school day.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

KG1 - KG3: 8:30
G1 - G7: 7:50

School finish time

KG1: 12:00
KG2 - KG3: 12:30
G1 - G3: 14:10
G4 - G7: 15:20

Supervised care before/after school

Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 17:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Ball skills, kinetics, swimming, arts and crafts, golf, ballet, karate, drama, Marimba, curious cubs, dance, chess, rugby, mountain biking, cooking, surfing, skateboarding, fly fishing, puppets, scrapbooking, ceramics.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Astroturf field, indoor cricket and rowing centre.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1997, Somerset College is one of the few schools in the country offering both the IEB curriculum and Cambridge programme.
Purpose at Somerset College is to build futures and to develop young men and women of deep character. The intention is that those who are educated here will flourish and graduate inspired to be dignified, compassionate, creative and aspirational people prepared to face the world courageously, mindful of their responsibility to others and to themselves.

Teaching approach of the school

Sommerset envisage a College which:
– offers a world-class standard of education, within the context of South Africa
– strives for excellence in all activities according to each individual’s unique ability
– nurtures sound, caring relationships
– has a Christian foundation and fosters respect and understanding of other religions
– creates a stimulating and challenging working environment for the entire College community
– provides an educational asset which serves the wider community.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@somcol.co.za
School's webpage: www.somersetcollege.org
Address: Bredell Road, Somerset West, 7130, South Africa