Message from the Headmaster

Thank you for considering Northwood for your son’s high school education. Northwood is an academic institution first and foremost, but it is so much more as well. From the very beginning of the founder schools over sixty-nine years ago, the school has looked to develop and educate the boys in its care in the fullest sense, and the thousands of old boys who have taken their place in society after they left school bear testimony to the value of the all-round education they received in their formative years. We have inherited a wonderful legacy and excellent facilities, and it is up to the boys and the parents of today and tomorrow to build on them and to develop our future citizens and leaders.

We come in all shapes and sizes, and Northwood certainly does not have a “one size fits all” approach to the education of the boys in its care. When boys come in for interviews, they invariably express their willingness and indeed eagerness to get involved in the whole Northwood, and we strongly encourage them and their parents to do so, or it will be the boys themselves who are missing out.

Northwood has much to offer, but we also expect much from our students. If a boy views school merely as a vehicle for obtaining a matric, then Northwood will be wasted on him. We seek learners and parents who will become involved, be supportive, and honour the ethos, traditions and rules of the school. Boys are encouraged to knuckle down from day one as nothing beats hard work, this coupled with a positive attitude whist establishing their goals is a recipe for success.

If this is the type of education that you value, we invite you to contact us for a tour of the school and its excellent facilities.

Thank you

Mr P Viljoen

Admissions Department

Admissions Secretary: Mrs Kennedy
Marketing Manager: Mrs Van Niekerk
Deputy Headmaster (Sport): Mr Le Roux

Procedures and Costs

Admissions for 2020

GRADE 6 OPEN EVENING:  Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 5:30pm

GRADE 7 OPEN EVENING:  Thursday 7 February 2019 at 5:30pm

Application Forms are available for collection directly from the school, with the required supporting documents listed on the form.

Our Admissions Secretary is available to assist parents with the admissions procedure during office hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please submit the Application Forms as soon as possible, noting the following dates:

Closing Dates for Scholarship Applications: 22 February 2019
Scholarship Examination: 1  March 2019
School Applications Close: 8 March 2019


Please click on the link below for school and boarding fees for 2019:

2019 Fees Letter

School Shuttle Service

Northwood offers a transport service to and from the Ballito area every day. We have recently purchased an additional 26 seater bus to further facilitate transportation to and from school related events.


  • Pick up 06:15 Drop off 17:30 at Shell Garage
    adjacent to Lifestyle Centre Ballito
  • Please note, there is no longer a pick up and drop off at Westbrook or Umdloti.


The cost is R950 per month and payment can be made directly to the school either via EFT or cheque. Should you require the service for a shorter period, arrangements can be made with Mr Gow on (031) 563-6501 ext 410 or email or for any further information regarding the bus service.

Please note: Boys that are not involved in extra-murals are encouraged to utilise our Homework centre until departure time.