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On what curriculum is your teaching based?

Polly Shorts’ teaching is based on the CAPS curriculum.

What is your learner-teacher ratio?


What is the language of your teaching and learning?

Polly Shorts Academy is a bilingual institute providing education in both English and Afrikaans. This, however, does not exclude learners from other language groups – provided they are conversant in either Afrikaans or English.

School Gender?

We are a co-educational academy offering young learners a valuable environment in which they can practice the required skills necessary in the present world. We therefore offer a well balanced social life by presenting learning to both boys and girls.

School Religion?

We are a Christian School based on Christian values and observe the main Christian Holy days. However, this does not exclude learners from other religions and in such cases, after discussion with the Principal to establish needs and consent, a respectful deference will be established.

What is your admission policy?

The academy’s admission policy is determined by the directors¬† and teachers of the school. This is addressed during our annual strategic planning session, guided by the relevant national and provincial legislation, and appears in the document downloadable under “Primary School > Documents”.

What is your academy discipline?

Students and staff discipline is conducted and managed by the academy’s Principal and Managing Director. The staff discipline is in accordance with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act No. 75 of 1997 and the learners discipline is in in accordance with the South African Schools Act No. 84 of 1996, national and provincial legislation and the Academy’s Code of Conduct. Discipline is furthermore value based with the aim of educating the child into a responsible and self-editing individual.