Application Process

We are delighted that you are considering partnering with us in educating your child. Please complete the form in full. If you have any questions or difficulties along the way, don't hesitate to contact us on

Please note that in order to be enrolled at Gardens Nook, your child must be three years old and potty trained.

Once you have submitted this application form and paid your application fee of R300, we will contact you to arrange a date for your child to visit the school. Acceptance into Gardens Nook will be communicated in writing, after which you will have two weeks to pay a non-refundable enrolment fee of R2500 in order to secure your child's place. A contract is then entered into between the parents and the school.

This is a thorough application form with three parts. Part 1 involves filling in personal details; Part 2 provides an opportunity to motivate why you would like your child to come to the school and what your hopes are for their education; and in Part 3 you will be required to upload digital copies of the following required documents (.pdf or image files) so please make sure to have them on hand before beginning Part 3 of the application form.

Please note that each section will need to be done in a single sitting (the form cannot be saved half way through a section).

You can download the fee schedule here: 2022 School Fees

Required Documents for Part 3

  1. Your child's birth certificate, ID document or passport
  2. Your child's most recent school report
  3. Mother's / guardian’s ID documents or passport
  4. Father's / guardian's ID documents or passport
  5. Copies of any relevant medical/professional therapists’ reports if applicable
  6. Copies of visas and work/study permits, if a foreign applicant
  7. Immunisation card (If applicable otherwise a letter detailing reasons for not immunising)
  8. Court order / parenting plan (if applicable)
  9. Consent form for administration of medications at school (if applicable)
  10. A recent photograph of your child (Head and shoulders)

We invite you to explore our approach to education in more depth through the Ambleside website introductory videos and podcasts at Ambleside Schools and Ambleside Flourish Podcast.