The Special Phase is divided into 3 Phases: Junior Special Phase, Intermediate Special Phase and Senior Special Phase. Learners range from 5-18 and are divided according to age and ability.

Class Assistants are available to assist learners who need an extra bit of help. Learners participate in sport and skills like food production, needlework, woodwork and gardening during school hours.

From January 2019 the special phase will follow the D-CAPS Curriculum.

The learners are physically disabled but the participate in everything they love every day at school. The West Rand School is their home away from home.