Rosmead Central Primary School was established in 1940 to serve the colored community in the area at the time. At present, ninety-five percent of the pupils are black and commute in previously disadvantaged areas such as Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and Mitchell’s Plain. The school has approximately 700 learners and 17 teachers.
Rosmead Central Primary School, classed in a category that is the same as more affluent schools in the neighborhood by the National Department of Education, puts the school at a disadvantage. It receives less funding from the government than a school in a township area. The school fees are meager, and approximately fifty percent of the parents are unable to pay them. These two factors mean that the school’s facilities for these learners are inadequate.
Academic subjects offered to learners at the school range from English as a home language and Afrikaans as an additional language. Natural Science, Life Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics Literacy, Life Orientation, Technology also offered. Additionally, extramural sports activities soccer, cricket, rugby, music, and dance are possible.