Register for GDE admissions 2023 |Apply for GDE admissions in 2023
It is important that parents use a reliable phone number to apply. The Department will send periodic SMSes to the number used to register.The department has established decentralised walk in centres that can assist you with applications. They are open from 08:00 to 16:00.
Parents need not worry about their children’s school placement applications being approved.
If you have any questions or difficulties, contact the Gauteng Department of Education via email at: [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000.
Applications are done online https://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/(link is external).
- Phase 1:10 August 2021 to 3 September 2021
- Phase 2: 13 September 2021-8 October 2021
Updates – Late Applications for Grade 1 & Grade 8 for the 2022 academic years will be accepted starting Wednesday, 12 January 2022, at 00:01 AM.
Only schools that have space available are eligible for applications. Online applications are possible. Parents can upload documents online, or send hard copies to the school. Each parent can only apply to one school. The school that the learner applied to will automatically place him/her at.
High Pressure Schools These schools are highly sought-after and receive a significant number of applications.
For any questions
Email us at [email protected] or Call us at 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000
Parents of learners who aren’t yet placed can choose one school starting at 5pm today
Parents of learners who aren’t yet placed can choose one school starting at 5pm today (7/12/2020).
Only parents who have submitted school documents or uploaded them online will be permitted to choose one school for their child.
Email The Gauteng Department of Education at [email protected] or Call at 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000
Current GDE Admissions Phase – Application Period
Schools Placement of Learners
Parents will be notified via SMS if they are offered a place. Parents may be offered places at all schools where spaces are available.
Parents will be notified by the System if there are any other offers. Acceptance of each offer must be done within seven days.
Otherwise, the offer will be cancelled. All previous offers will be cancelled if the latest offer is accepted
Unplaced Learners Placement by Districts – [ 23 Oct 2020 – 30 Nov 2020]
All learners who were unable to be placed at the schools they applied to because of a lack of space or other reasons, are placed in schools that have available space.
To help you navigate the application process, the Department has created a step-by-step guide.