King Edward VII Preparatory School

King Edward VII Preparatory School is a boys’ government school situated in Houghton, Johannesburg. Pupils are admitted from Grade 0 to Grade 7. We share the same grounds and sports facilities as King Edward VII School (K.E.S), our high school. K.E.S admits pupils from Grade 8 to Matric.


  • A top quality academic education with manageable-sized classes.
  • Dedicated and qualified teachers with traditional values and innovative ideas.
  • Excellent facilities, including a Media Centre, Computer Centre, Grade 0 House, a state of the art Design and Technology Centre and a brand new Indoor Sports Centre.
  • A full extra mural programme allowing boys to participate in as many activities as they wish.
  • A wide variety of sport, catering for all boys, including Athletics, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo.
  • A large number of cultural extra murals, including Battle of the Books, Chess, Choir, Computer Club and Speech and Drama.
  • Privately run, on site services including an Aftercare Centre, occupational and remedial therapists, a physiotherapist and an educational psychologist.
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Friday, 28 September at King Edward VII School saw a fantastic turn-out from 07h30 for the KES K.E.P.S. Soccer Festival. We were literally blown away by the support given by the boys from both Schools, parents, Old Boys, friends of the School and supporters of this most amazing initiative. To .....
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Strenue Awards
15 October 2018 
The following boys were given the Strenue award this week for being a good example of a K.E.P.S boy. Grade 1 Yahya Suliman ; Grade 2  Muhammad Saley ; Grade 3 Jamie Lucas ; Grade 4 Daniel Meltz ; Grade 5 Levi Gekis ; Grade 6 .....
Literacy Day
07 September 2018 
The day was spectacular. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to send their Shelfies and support the cause. The young boys from Yeoville Boys Primary School had a day to remember. They loved the books that they received thr .....
K.E.P.S. Winter Soiree
17 August 2018 
A magnificent evening showcasing the talent at the King Edward Schools.
K.E.P.S. Hockey Fest 2018
03 August 2018 
The inaugural King Edward Prep School Hockey festival took place this weekend. A huge effort was made to make this a prestigious tournament and all support and encouragement was gratefully appreciated.  
Interhouse Plays: Alice Through the Looking Glass
25 April 2018 
Congratulations to Robinson who were crowned winners of the interhouse Plays! Well done to the following boys who won best performer in each house: Anderson: Bryce Bennet Grimmer: Steven Gunn Hofmeyr: Zuhayr Mollagee Robinson: Ndi .....

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 Term 1  17 Jan - 28 Mar
 Term 2  10 Apr - 22 Jun
 Term 3  17 Jul - 28 Sep
 Term 4  9 Oct - 12 Dec
Term 1
 9 Jan - 15 Mar
Term 2  2 Apr - 14 Jun
Term 3  9 Jul - 20 Sep
Term 4   1 Oct - 4 Dec
 2020  (Proposed)
 Term 1  15 Jan - 20 Mar
 Term 2  31 Mar - 12 Jun
 Term 3  7 Jul - 18 Sep
 Term 4  29 Sep - 2 Dec
Wed, 21 November 2018
Grade 6 & 7 Examinations
Fri, 23 November 2018
Sports Banquet
Mon, 26 November 2018
Grade 2 Theatre Outing
Wed, 28 November 2018
The Book People Sale
Fri, 30 November 2018
Carols by Candlelight
Sat, 10 November 2018
Cricket vs St David's
Thu, 8 November 2018
Wed, 7 November 2018
Cricket vs St David's
Tue, 6 November 2018
Cricket vs St David's
Mon, 5 November 2018
Cricket vs Yeshiva
Sat, 3 November 2018
Cricket vs Pridwin
Fri, 2 November 2018
Interschools Gala
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