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Northern Academy

Northern Academy’s started in 1994 when there were only two Grade 1 classes with 88 learners. By 2016, the school had grown to over 4300 learners, 111 classrooms and 66 hostels and was recently taken over and is currently managed by Curro Holdings.

Northern Academy Primary is a school of choice for the local community, as well as the greater Limpopo province. For its vision to be realised, the school provides the necessary facilities and infrastructure, recreational areas, educational material and qualified, well-trained educators to fulfil the educational tasks.

Curro’s mission is to provide quality, independent, holistic education at an affordable rate to all in accordance with section 29(3) and (4) of the Constitution of South Africa and as defined in the South African School’s Act, No. 84 of 1996.

As such we aim to deliver rounded students academically, culturally and in the sports arena, able to become relative problem-solvers in whichever sphere they choose in society.


  • To provide academic instruction to prepare a learner for a worthy and meaningful position in the community.
  • Each learner must be known and instructed individually as to develop to his/her full potential.
  • To provide all our staff with the necessary knowledge (in-house training, workshops, etc.)

Our vision

To provide for the learner's intellectual, physiological, physical and emotional needs. To cultivate in the learners an interest in educational instruction. To provide team and social activities to the benefit of the learners. To grant prizes and awards to the Academy of Meritorious Students. To motivate all staff to be dedicated, competent and to behave in a professional manner at all times.

Quick facts:

  • Co-educational (girls and boys)
  • English
  • Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
  • Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
  • Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
  • FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
  • Class size: Controlled class size
  • Hostel facilities available from Grades R to 12
  • NSC examinations (Grade 12)