This study is an appraisal of the right to education in semi-rural areas of post apartheid South Africa. The objective was to find out the extent to which the right to education is realized and in this regard, factors that hinder access and those that exclude children from school. It was carried out as a descriptive, qualitative research and a case study design was utilized. Data was collected through focus group interviews. There were three categories of focus groups which were interviewed, namely, learners; teachers and principals and school drop outs. Three primary schools within Amathole District were used in the study. Three step data analysis process suggested by Steinberg was utilized as outlined in the study. The study found out that the right to education is enriched and protected in a number of human rights instruments nationally, regionally and internationally. Apart from being protected in the Constitution, the right to education is also guaranteed in a number of other laws and policies in South Africa.