October 26, 2020

Registration for Cayman Islands Government Schools now open


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DES_Govt. High School Catchment AreasThe registration of students enrolling in or transferring to Government schools for the 2015/2016 school year opened on Monday 30th March, 2015 and registration will close on Friday 26th June, 2015.

Registration for Government Reception is open for qualifying children aged 4 Years 0 months before 1st September 2015. That means a child born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011 is eligible for DES_Govt. Primary School Catchment Areasreception, and that he/she must have already turned 4 prior to 1st September, 2015.

The Government schools that have reception classes are Sir John A Cumber Primary School; George Town Primary School; Prospect Primary School; Savannah Primary School; Bodden Town Primary School; North Side Primary School and East End Primary School on Grand Cayman and West End Primary School and Creek Primary School on Cayman Brac.

Registration for Year 1 in Government schools is open for qualifying children aged 5 years 0 months before 1st September 2015. That means a child born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 is eligible for Year 1, and that he/she must have already turned 5 prior to 1st September, 2015.

Registration for older students transferring into the Government school system should be completed by the 26th June deadline in order for the child to be eligible to attend school at the start of the school year.

Registration will take place at the Department of Education Services (GCM) and the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre (CB/LC). Parents may pick up registration forms at government schools, the Department of Education Services, at 130 Thomas Russell Way, George Town or the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre, Cayman Brac.


When the form has been completed, it must be returned to the Department of Education Services or the Cayman Brac Teacher’s Centre, with a copy of the following documents attached:
• The child’s birth certificate
• The child’s immunization card
• Documentation of child’s residency category (i.e. birth certificate, passport, status letter/certificate, RS 101 form)
• Proof of address (mandatory) street name, house/apartment number, block number. Proof in the form of a utility bill (CUC or Water), lease or notarized letter from landlord if renting)
• The last school year’s report (if the child is transferring from another school including private schools). In the case of transfer to John Gray High School or Clifton Hunter High School a transcript from the last school should be included.

The Department of Education Services Customer Service staff will check the documentation and determine the designated catchment area for the school assignment. Following approval by the Senior School Improvement Officer, the school secretary will make an appointment for a medical examination with the Public Health Nurse. Parents can arrange for an examination from a private doctor. The medical examination must be completed before a child is enrolled.

Remember enroll as soon as possible to ensure that your qualifying child has a place at your local school in September. CHILDREN REGISTERING AFTER 26th JUNE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED SPACE at their nearest school. Parents will receive notification from the school of their child’s placement for September.

Entry to Government Schools
Priority for admission to Government schools is assigned as follows:

1. Caymanians, with proof established by birth certificate, passport or status certificate
2. Dependents of Caymanians
3. Dependents of government employees
4. Dependents of permanent residents

Class sizes are capped for Reception and Year 1 at 24 students and 28 for all other year groups. Where maximum class sizes are exceeded within the school, spaces will be offered for qualifying students at the nearest school with available space. Spaces for categories 3 and 4 above will be reviewed following the 26th June closure of registration.

Payment of Fees:

All non-Caymanian students under approved categories must pay school fees at the following rates:

* Year 1-6 CI$250.00 per term or CI$750.00 per year
* Year 7-9 CI$300.00 per term or CI$900.00 per year
* Year 10-12 CI$400.00 per term or CI$1,200.00 per year

Payment sites are as follows:

• Cayman Brac/ Little Cayman residents: Cayman Brac Teachers Centre, Cayman Brac
• Grand Cayman residents: First Floor, Government Administration Building, Treasury Counter.

The Catchment Area for government primary schools:


WEST BAY PRIMARY North of Government House to Spanish Bay Reef to include all of West Bay.

GEORGE TOWN South of Government House to Memorial Avenue, North along Walkers Road to Maple Road and East along Smith Road to Crewe Road airport junction. North on Airport Road, through the new Junction in Industrial Park to include all areas North and East past the airport to North Sound

RED BAY PRIMARY Area on south side of memorial Avenue, along Walkers Road to Maple Road and South side of Smith Road, both sides of Crewe Road bordered by Owen Robert Drive to the North and South Sound to the South Sound Boarder on the east side of Victory Avenue.

SAVANNAH PRIMARY The East side of Spotts-Newlands Road to Beach Bay Road
in Pedro including greater Pedro.

BODDEN TOWN PRIMARY East of Beach Bay Road up to Breakers including Northward.

EAST END PRIMARY East of the Frank Sound junction to include all of East End to Colliers.

NORTH SIDE PRIMARY All of Frank Sound to Old Man Bay west to Cayman Kai

PROSPECT PRIMARY All areas from Prospect Drive eastward to west side of Spotts-Newlands Road (to include all of Prospect Park, Patrick’s Island, Ocean Club, Mariners Cove, Cascades Drive and west side of Spotts-Newlands Road)


WEST END PRIMARY West end of Cayman Brac to Faith Hospital on north side of the island and correspondingly across the island to the south coast

CREEK INFANT/SPOT BAY JUNIOR SCHOOL All areas east of Faith Hospital to the Eastern end of Cayman Brac


The Catchment Area for government Secondary Schools:

JOHN GRAY HIGH SCHOOL All areas West Side of Spotts-Newlands Road, Grand Cayman

CLINTON HUNTER HIGH SCHOOL All areas East Side of Spotts-Newlands Road, Grand Cayman

LAYMAN SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL All areas of Cayman Brac & Little Cayman

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