• Corporate Sales Office:
    +27 (0) 11 482 1015
  • Foundation School:
    +27 (0) 11 482 3520
  • Combined Technical Skills School:
    +27 (0) 11 673 3558
  • headoffice@sparrowportal.co.za
  • The Foundation School old

    The Foundation School was established in 1995 as a response to the demand for specialised, learner-centred education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with remedial needs. The school emerged in 1989 as a small Saturday morning school in Joubert Park, run by founder and General Manager – Jackie Gallagher.

    The Foundation School, independent and registered as a school for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN), offers affordable, quality special needs education to learners unable to access specialised services, given the rising cost of remedial teaching and learning facilities. The Foundation School can offer a holistic learning experience through the adapted CAPS curriculum and vibrant cultural and sporting programmes for learners. A combination of well-trained, caring teachers, small classes and new-era global programmes ensure that all children benefit from learning and psychosocial support in creative ways across the school.

    Specialised Services available to our learners:
    The Link Literacy Programme
    Catrobatkidz which includes basic Occupational Therapy moves and activities to build learners’ coordination and muscle.
    Junior Jive

    Application Process

    Don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have questions about admissions or school fees for Grades 1-7 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    To confirm the booking, parents or guardians must pay an assessment fee of R750 (non-refundable) and send proof of payment to foundation@sparrowportal.co.za.
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    After your child has been assessed, the parents will be advised either on the day of assessment or within 3 working days as to whether or not the child has been accepted into our school.

    School Fees

    Admission fee
    Contact the school for all admissions queries for Grades 1-7 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    School Fees
    Contact the school for all school fee queries for Grades 1-7 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    School Support Programmes

    The supporting curriculum at The Foundation School provides additional support to learners through stimulating activities to enhance knowledge, build skills and instil the school’s values.

    1. Computers
    2. Reading Enrichment
    3. Media Centre
    4. Extra Murals
    5. Gospel Grade
    6. The Link Literacy Programme
    7. Junior Jive
    8. Catrobatkidz


    "school uniform"

    Grey school trousers, white shirt, black school shoes, school socks grey/blue, blazer blue, school jersey blue or blue school tracksuit top

    "school uniform"

    White shirt, Sky blue tunic, black school shoes, short white socks, school jersey blue or blue school tracksuit top

    Extra Murals

    • Cooking and baking.
    • Boardgames.
    • Arts and Crafts.
    • Sports.