South Africa

Homeschooling in South Africa

Homeschooling in South Africa became legal in 1996. Since then the number of children being homeschooled in South Africa has risen steadily. We have students in many South African cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our course materials and the online learning platform used by students to access their courses, submit assignments and correspond with their Tutors. We look forward to welcoming your child into the fast growing community of families in South Africa homeschooling their children with Wolsey Hall.

We have prepared a Guide to South African School Grades compared to Wolsey Hall Levels for your information.

Wolsey Hall Oxford fees are competitive with top private and international schools in South Africa.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

Contact our team now to find out more about homeschooling in South Africa.

Equivalent qualifications

South Africa
Wolsey Hall Oxford equivalent course
No equivalent
National Senior Certificate (Matric.)
AS level

Meet Chase and Raefe who are homeschooling in South Africa

How the UK education system works

Nelson Mandela studied with Wolsey Hall whihle in Robben Island Jail

Nelson Mandela – former Wolsey Hall Oxford student

Wolsey Hall is proud to count Nelson Mandela amongst our alumni. He studied for his London University LLB with Wolsey Hall Oxford whilst in Robben Island jail, an inspiration to homeschoolers and distance learners everywhere!

Wolsey Hall gets a mention in a letter Nelson Mandela wrote to his lawyer Bram Fischer regarding the difficulty he had getting course materials into the prison. This is recorded in the book ‘The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’.

About our courses

Wolsey Hall courses are all carefully structured to provide a blend of online and offline tuition.

Our UK trained team of Tutors provides support and feedback via email and we promise a five-day turn around on all assignment marking to keep your child motivated and engaged.

Our Homeschooled children are assigned to their own Student Progress Manager who will support them, monitor their progress, and help them keep on track.

Meet some students homeschooling in South Africa

Salome is homeschooling in South Africa


We are from South Africa where Nic went to a Afrikaans nursery school, and moved to France where he started in a French school, but after a year we decided to begin English tuition at Wolsey Hall, completing Year 3 and term 1 and 2 of Year 4. We then relocated to the UK and he was assessed by the school we chose and was on par with the other children his age. He did extremely well in Year 4 with various distinctions. From year 5 the pupils are evaluated on a different level and Nic achieved academic colours at the end of Year 5! We are so proud of him and wish to thank Wolsey Hall for all that they have given us. Without Wolsey as a foundation to build Nic’s learning and academic curriculum from, this would not have been possible for Nic. We are truly blessed that we were able to affiliate with Wolsey to invest in our son’s future!

Susan Van Der Merwe – Primary Level Parent

South Africa

I’ve found no better place to discover my potential as a learner than at Wolsey Hall Oxford. The time I have spent working towards completing my secondary education with them has been very encouraging and gratifying. I’ve received such a great amount of support. To add to this, I’ve been happy to discover that the subjects I once thought impossible are the ones I’ve grown to love and do well in. Amazing doesn’t even sum it up for me, it’s been a truly outstanding part of my journey.

Zenzele Memela – IGCSE Student

South Africa

My daughter really enjoyed Part 1 of the Skills for Life course on the Lower Secondary Level. Learning about her positive attributes, thinking about her future interests and how to deal and prepare for change in her life has made a positive impact on her well-being. My daughter loves working at her own pace and is totally independent. The positive feedback and explanations on how to improve in certain areas are excellent. Our Student Progress Manager always keeps me up to date with all of my daughter’s subjects and is always very supportive and helpful. We cannot wait to enroll her for Part 2 of this course. This is the first year of being a part of Wolsey Hall Oxford and we look forward to continuing the rest of her school years on this platform.

Gail Denby – Homeschooling parent

South Africa

Our courses

Secondary homeschoooling courses

Lower Secondary