Application Process

Follow These Steps To Apply

...and let the adventure begin!

Visit Us

We invite you to schedule an appointment to have a tour of our school and its facilities. Such appointments can be arranged at any time, but preferably during a school morning to enable you to see our school ‘in action’.


Gather Necessary Documents

A copy of your child’s birth certificate, a copy of your child’s most recent school report,  and copies of any educational or psychological assessment reports.


Complete The Application Form

Complete the online application form or request one to be emailed to you.


Application Fee

The application fee is R500. Our banking details are as follows:

Nedbank.  Branch Code: 198765.  Account Name: The Cowan House Trust NPC.  Account Number:  1158164513

Please use your child’s surname and year of entry as the reference.



Email Documents

Email proof of payment of the application fee, together with a copy of your child’s birth certificate, most recent school report (if applicable) and copies of any educational or psychological assessment reports (if applicable), to


Book Playdate / Assessment

 Once all documents have been received our Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your child’s playdate / assessment.  For enrollment in Grade RRR to Grade 1, a 45-minute playdate assessment will be scheduled, ideally between 09h15 and 10h00.  For Grade 2 to Grade 7 enrollment, your child will be required to spend a full academic day with us.  Boarding applications entail two nights stay. 

Your child’s playdate / assessment will be followed by an appointment with our Headmaster.


Offer Of Place

Following your child’s playdate / assessment and your meeting with the Headmaster, we will be able to either confirm or decline acceptance to Cowan House generally within a day or two.



An offer of a place is accepted by signing and returning the Parent Contract and paying the non-refundable and non-deductible enrollment fee of R5000.00



For children enrolling in Grade 1 to Grade 7, our School Shop will be in touch to schedule your child’s uniform fitting.  The school shop is on campus and can be contacted by sending an email to:  Please note that your child’s initial uniform fitting is payable by cash only. Thereafter school shop purchases can be made using your school account. 

We would love for you to visit us.

Let us know what day and time would best suit you.
Cowan House

11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

033 343 3261