Prep and Pre-Prep Admissions


Bishops is an Anglican boys English-medium school.

  • In accordance with the school’s Diversity and Transformation policy, preference is given to black applicants
  • Preference is also given to son's of ODs and siblings
  • As an Independent School the ability of parents to pay the fees is a consideration

There are a limited number of scholarships and bursaries which can be applied for (most are applicable to the College).



Bishops accepts boys into Grade N in the year they turn 5. There are 3 Grade N classes of 20 boys each. The Grade N admissions process begins in February. Applicants and their parents are invited to an interview with the Headmaster of the Prep and the Academic Head of the Pre-Prep. Boys are observed in social interaction with their parents and spend time at an activities table.


Bishops offers an additional 12 places in Grade R as each class increases to 24 boys. The same interview process as for Grade N is followed.

Entry into other Grades at the Prep and Pre-Prep is subject to vacancies and will follow an interview and assessment process.


  • Complete the online application form
  • Pay the registration fee via PayFast - payment options include credit/debit cards, InstantEFT, Snapscan and Zapper
  • Please email a copy of your son's birth certificate to

Once your application form has been submitted and the registration fee paid, you will receive an email confirming your son's registration for Bishops.

Apply Online

For more information about admissions, please contact Alison Cunnold at or telephone 021 659 7220.


Please join us for a guided school tour. Tours are conducted on Wednesday mornings during the school term. Booking is essential.

PRE-PREP (Grades N - 2)

Our Pre-Prep campus is in Sandown Road, Rondebosch. Parking is available in the parking area off Sandown Road. Guided tours leave from the Pre-Prep Reception area at 09h15.

PREP (Grades 3 - 7)

Our Prep campus is in Fir Road, Rondebosch. Guided tours leave from the Prep Reception area at 11h00.

Book a PREP Tour

For more information about guided school tours, please contact Sharon Johnson at or telephone 021 659 7228.