Gill College

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Gill College is a co-ed public high school in Somerset East in the Eastern Cape. Gill College caters for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. It is one of the leading schools in the Eastern Cape.


Gill College was originally founded in 1869 as a university. It was named after Dr William Gill who died in 1863 and left money for the establishment of a college of higher education. The college was officially opened on 18 March 1869 as a co-ed college. It later became a boys’ school before merging with Bellevue Girls’ School to become co-ed school once more. In 1903, the school became a high school due to changes in educational regulations.


The school motto is Sursum Prorsusque which means “Upwards and Onwards”



  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Running
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Mountain biking
  • Tennis


  • Engineering Club
  • Business Game
  • Chess Club
  • Debating Society
  • Dramatic Society
  • Students' Christian Association


  • Computer lab
  • Interactive white board technology
  • Gym facility
  • Netball courts
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Rugby, hockey & cricket fields
  • Conference centre
  • Hostel facilities
  • School hall


Academic, sporting and cultural bursaries and scholarships are offered to deserving pupils each year. These bursaries are awarded through the Old Gillian’s Union and are awarded on merit.



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Walter Battiss Art Museum 780 m away - Cacadu District
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Andries Vosloo Hospital 1 km away - Cacadu District
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