Botswana Primary School Application Requirements

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Parents or guardians wishing to enroll their children for standard one in a public school in Botswana may visit the nearest primary school. The academic year in Botswana starts in January. All standard one registrations are done at primary schools across the country.

Who can enroll?

All citizens and non-citizens of Botswana of appropriate age.

What supporting documents can you submit?


  • Parents or Guardians National Identity Card
  • Certified copies of the student's birth certificate.


  • Child's birth certificate.
  • Certified copies of parents or guardian passport pages showing identification details and validity.
  • Certified copies of student’s passport pages showing identification details and validity.
  • Parent/Guardian’s resident permit.
  • Adoption documents (where applicable).
  • A Certified copy of the most recent school report
  • birth certificate
  • A valid resident permit document for the parent/guardian.
  • Proof of parents or guardian’s employment in Botswana including a Work Permit, Exemption Certificate, or an Appointment letter.
  • Examination Equivalent to Primary School Leaving Examination or Junior Certificate Examination or results slips Certified from the examination body of origin (for transfer students).

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