Gauteng 2023 School Applications Open This Week



Later this week, parents in Gauteng will be submitting applications and securing placement for their Grade 1 and Grade 8 children at public schools in the province as their online admissions website goes live.



The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is calling on parents to prepare adequately for the upcoming school's online admissions period. This includes ensuring they understand what is required of them for a successful school application and having all the required documentation. 

The application period will open on 22 July 2022 at 08:00 and close at midnight on 19 August 2022. Parents can apply online at Alternatively, parents can visit one of the 47 decentralised walk-in centres should they require assistance with submitting applications. 

Parents will be required to create a username and password on the GDE admissions website to access the system and submit applications. They are also encouraged to provide one reliable cell phone number when registering their details on the GDE admissions website.

A placement offer for a child in a school will be sent to this cell phone number between 3 October 2022 and 30 November 2022. This offer of placement must be accepted within seven days of the receipt of the message. 

Parents are encouraged to apply at schools within a feeder zone that covers their home addresses. This is because placement is prioritised for applicants with home addresses closest to the school within a feeder zone. 

These feeder zones are located near the school. To increase the likelihood of the learner being placed at school in their community, parents should make sure their preferred school choices are located within a school's feeder zone.

Parents can apply to a maximum of five schools. These applications must be made according to the provinces’ admission criteria. 

Gauteng School Admissions Application Process 

Step 1: Register parent/guardian details (once this step is complete, you will receive an SMS with the Username and Password)

Step 2: Register Address Details 

Step 3: Register Learner's Details 

Step 4: Apply To Schools (once this step is complete, you will receive an SMS with a waiting list number) 

Step 5: Upload/Submit supporting copies of documents to the schools to which you applied within 7 days. 

Here are the GDE’s Admission Requirements 

Option 1 - Learners home is closest to the school within the feeder zone

Option 2 - The learner has a sibling attending the school

Option 3 - One parent of the learner works within the feeder zone of the school

Option 4 - The learner lives within a 30-kilometre radius of the school 

Option 5 - The learner liver beyond a 30-kilometre radius of the school

 Documents Required For Gauteng School Applications

  • Parent and Child ID or Passport or Refugee Permit or asylum Seeker Permit or Permanent Residence Permit or Study Permit
  • South African Birth certificate
  • Proof of Home Address
  • Proof of Work Address

A clinic card/vaccination card or immunisation card is required for Grade 1 applications while the latest school report is required for Grade 8 applications.





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