Well-known and much loved as a Mathematics and Sciences education specialist in the Western Cape, Somerset West Private School is proud to verify its status as a leading school not only locally but nationally too, scooping awards for its excellent matric performance from the Western Cape Education Department as well as from the Centurion-based independent national education quality assurance and data analysis group SOS (Skoleondersteuningsentrum). Notably, several schools in the Helderberg turned in excellent matric results in 2019.
With strong competition nationally, SOS awarded Somerset West Private School the Number One position, in the category Small Schools with the Most Distinctions Nationwide. With 19 candidates, 38 distinctions and an average of 2 distinctions per candidate, Somerset West Private School was the best school in South Africa in this category.
Principal Morné Coetzer comments that he is exceptionally proud of all the school’s learners and staff, and being accoladed as a top private school nationally is a much-deserved honour, for all the hard work and care that everyone at the school puts into education.
Provincially, Somerset West Private School was in the top three schools of the province with an NSC enrolment of less than 30 candidates and received the accolade of Western Cape Education Department Award for Excellence in Academic Performance. In this category Somerset West Private School came in at third place.