Frequently Asked Questions

1. General Questions

Q: What denomination is Cordwalles?
A: Anglican.

Q: Is Chapel compulsory?
A: Yes.

Q: How many boys per class?
A: 18-24.

Q: What is Cordwalles’ policy on bullying?
A: Cordwalles has a policy of a “Hurt-Free Environment”. We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. Respect for others is expected.

Q: Is Cordwalles concerned about manners?
A: Yes indeed. Boys are expected to behave in a respectful and polite manner in the classroom, on the sports field, in the dining room and around the school at all times.

Q: Does Cordwalles have a Code of Conduct?
A: Yes we do, please download the: Code of Conduct.

Q: Is Music offered at Cordwalles?
A: Yes. The boys are exposed to many types of music. For more information go to: Music.

Q: Does Cordwalles have a Community Outreach program?
A: Yes, the boys are reminded of those less fortunate than themselves with a programme each term.

2. Fees, Bursaries & Scholarships

Q: What are the school fees?
A: Please go to: Fees.

Q: Do you offer bursaries & scholarships?
A: Yes, please go to: Bursaries & Scholarships.

3. Pre-Primary

Q: What does ‘Inky’ stand for?
A: Incubator; getting our little boys ready for the big wide world.

Q: Do the pre-primary boys wear a uniform?
A: Yes, it is very casual and hardwearing. Please go to The School Shop.

Q: Is there Aftercare for working parents?
A: Yes, there is Aftercare daily until 17h00.

Q: How do I apply for Aftercare?
A: Please download the application form: Aftercare Application.

Q: What are the school hours?
A: 07h30-12h30.

Q: Must the Inky boys attend Saturday school?
A: Specific Saturdays only, parents are notified well ahead of time.

4. Junior Primary

Q: What are the school hours?
A: Grade 1 and 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 07h30-13h00; Tuesday & Thursday 07h30-14h00.

A: Grade 3: 07h30 – 14h00. There will be compulsory sport twice a week, on selected days until 16h00.

Q: Must Junior Primary boys attend Saturday school?
A: Specific Saturdays only, parents are notified well ahead of time.

Q: Is there Aftercare for working parents?
A: Yes, there is Aftercare daily until 17h00.

Q: Can my child board?
A: No. Boarding is available from Grade 4 to 7. However subject to availability boys may flexi-board should you require short-term accommodation.

5. Senior Primary

Q: What are the school hours?
A: Monday & Thursday 07h30 – 14h45; Wednesday 07h30 – 14h00; Friday 07h30 – 14h15; Saturday School 07h30 – 12h30 (Sport commences at 15h00).

Q: What stationery must my child provide?
A: Initial stationery items are issued by the school, subsequent items are charged to the school account. All exercise, homework and text books are also provided by the school.

Q: What must my child wear?
A: Click here to see dress regulations and requirements.

6. Boarding

Q: Do you offer flexi-boarding?
A: Yes for Grade 4 – 7s: A boarding rate of R445 a day will be charged for pupils staying at school for short periods. A daily rate of R260 will be charged for boys who stay overnight for school functions such as play rehearsals.

Q: In the event of an emergency who should I contact?
A: Mr Bailey; his number is 082 782 4187.

Q: Must clothes be marked?
A: Yes, most definitely. Name tags can be ordered through the school shop. Please contact The School Shop.

Q: Can somebody else sew the label onto my child’s clothes?
A: Yes, this is possible. Please contact The School Shop.

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