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

Somerset College

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CurriculumSouth African, British, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): R 77,225
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: R 77,225

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Number of students


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans, French, German, isiXhosa

Uniform required


External examinations or assessments available

A Levels

School bus service available


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


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


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


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.