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Northern Academy has a primary school in Bendor, Polokwane. We provide the excellent Curro education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7. Our class sizes are limited to make sure your child gets personal attention, our school facilities include a dance studio and computer lab, and our learners even have Robotics as a subject. We have an aftercare service as well as a comfortable, fully-fitted boarding school, and our ultimate goal is to give your child a head start in reaching their dreams, whatever these might be.

As a Meridian school, we form part of the greater Curro school group and we are managed as part of a joint venture with Old Mutual.

Get an overview of everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.



You get the excellent Curro education

We are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. That is why our approach to teaching the national CAPS curriculum is based on project-based learning and self-discovery. This approach allows our primary school learners to explore the learning material beyond just the textbook through research, experiments and assignments. Regular assessments and tests still take place, but it’s important to us that learners can use their intellectual abilities to make the material real to them in some way. This gives learners a head start in their eventual workplace dreams, because they learn to take initiative and making connections between pieces of knowledge.



As a Meridian school, we form part of the greater Curro school group and we are managed as part of a joint venture with Old Mutual. Our learners enjoy preference when applying to any school in the group. Curro Heuwelkruin and Northern Academy High School are nearby schools also in the group.


What happens in Grade R to Grade 7

Our foundation phase starts by helping Grade R learners get ready for the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. In this phase, they learn the basic foundations on which all further learning is based:

  • Language (read, spell, understand, speak, listen)
  • Mathematics (count, understand numbers, addition, subtraction and multiplication)
  • Life skills (physical education, real-life experiences, problem-solving, creativity)

In the intermediate phase, the work becomes less tangible or real, and more abstract. To do this, learners start with project-based learning, which means they do research, assignments, and experiments to explore the material outside just the textbook.

Teaching takes place in English, and learners have Afrikaans as an additional language option. They also have Robotics and Creative Arts as subjects in Grade 7. This is just one of the ways in which we give learners in our primary school in Bendor a head start in their academic journey.



Our values

Our school is built on a balance of values that allow learners to learn and grow into the best versions of themselves. We believe that a good education is the basis on which learners can grow to become strong leaders and responsible citizens who will make a positive change in their communities.

Our value system is based on four pillars:

  • Child-friendliness
  • Positive discipline
  • Christian values (ethics and morals)
  • Creative thinking



Activities your child can enjoy

One part of the excellent Curro education, is that academics are balanced with sports and cultural activities. Participation in activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. Activities such as art and choir help learners develop the skills to gather their thoughts and express themselves in creative ways. Our focused variety of activities, such as soccer and athletics, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

See which activities we offer on our fact sheet.



As a primary school in Bendor, Polokwane, we are committed to giving learners in our community access to a high-quality education. Scroll through the rest of our website to discover everything we have to offer. Your child will love being part of our family!

Quick Facts




R to 7

Class size

Max 20 to 30

Monthly fees

R2 430 – R2 960


07:20 – 13:30


Until 17:30

Boarding school