Scholarships are available annually to both current and prospective pupils of exceptional academic, sport, music, art and other extra mural abilities.


  • Gratton is defined by our learners who are our finest ambassadors. The school community is diverse and we welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds.
  • Gratton is an affordable boarding and day school.
  • Gratton provides all learners with the opportunity to grow and realise their full and unique potential.
  • Gratton offers small classes, dedicated staff, free extra classes and a range of academic, cultural and sporting activities.
  • Gratton caters for the diverse learning requirements of its learners who enjoy individual attention and early career mentorship.




  • The school offers a vibrant on-site boarding facility for weekly and monthly boarders.
  • The hostel is managed by the resident house mother, an educator and other staff.
  • Learners enjoy daily help with reading, homework, supervised play and training in  life skills such as gardening, sewing, washing and ironing.
  • Extra lessons are also offered to boarders at no extra cost.


School bus

The school bus, donated by the South African National Lottery, allows learners to enjoy a variety of school organised tours and attendance at outside sports events.


Small classes

We strive to keep class sizes small and manageable. This gives our educators the opportunity to pay individual attention to all learners.


Friendly people

A visit to Gratton affords you an opportunity to meet friendly, polite and helpful learners, office staff and educators working in harmony to provide the best possible education for your children.


The school provides satellite Internet, a fully equipped computer resource centre and tablets for classroom use.


Media centre

The school has a well-resourced media centre with relevant readers for all age groups to promote and support a culture of reading in the school. Access to websites assist learners to research projects and obtain information.


Sports and outdoor activities

Because the school has ample land there are many opportunities for learners to enjoy outdoor learning and activities.


Organised sport codes include, volleyball, baseball, soccer, netball, cricket, rugby, swimming, hockey, and clubs include gardening, mountain biking and cross-country running.


Traditional values

Gratton school promotes cross-cultural interaction and the recognition of our heritage.


An important annual event celebrated by the school is Heritage Day. The school choir and the entire school community including parents and friends participate in this celebration of our respective heritages.

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