Parents in Gauteng have to apply for placement on behalf of their children for Grade 1 and Grade 8. However, when applying for Grade R, parents have to approach the school directly.
Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona revealed that if a child attends a school in Grade R, they are not automatically accepted to attend Grade one at the school.
In a statement, the department said Grade R learners will not automatically be accepted to Grade 1 without application, even if they apply to the schools where they are enrolled.
“This means that all learners that are 5 years old turning 6 years old by 30 June 2023 and are currently enrolled in Grade R in a school or ECD centre, as well as learners that are not in any type of school, must apply for admission at a minimum of three and a maximum of five schools”, explained the department.
Here’s The Documentation Needed When Applying Grade 1 School Placement In Gauteng.
- Parent and child ID or passport (alternative documentation can be refugee permit, asylum seekers permit, permanent residents permit or a study permit)
- Your South African Birth Certificate
- Proof of Home Address
- Proof of Work Address
- Latest School Report and Clinic Card/Immunisation Card
The application period for the 2023 academic year will run from 22 July 2022 until 19 August 2022. This gives parents just four weeks in which they can apply for school placement on behalf of their children.
Parents and guardians will be given up until 26 August 2022 (7 days after the application period ends) to upload or submit their documents.
Documents that are uploaded or submitted after the application period closing date will be considered as incomplete application and will only receive placement at available schools in December.