For the first three quintile groups, the government’s allocation for schools per child is R1 116.
In quintile four, R559 is paid per child, and for quintile five the allocation is R193.
Grades 1 to 9 are compulsory and are classified as General Education and Training.
Grades 10 to 12 are considered to be Further Education and Training.
Other expensive private schools, such as Treverton College in Kwa Zulu-Natal, cost R72&nsbp;800 annually per pupil, boarders at the school pay R149 800 annually.
Yes; in terms of the Schools Act, parents have a legal obligation to pay public school fees, as determined by the school governing body.
A good state-aided school, offering smallish class sizes (about 25-odd) – generally the former Model C schools – may cost R8 000 to R20 000 per year compared with a private school, costing about R30 000 to R70 000 per year – excluding boarding, which could cost an extra R50 000 a year.