GDE admissions 2023 register

GDE Admissions Online Applications for 2023

Phase 2 applications open today for parents with children going to Grade 1 & 8 in 2022. Parents who missed their opportunity to apply during Phase 1 can apply now during Phase 2. To apply, visit:

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened online applications for grade 7 and grade 8 admissions for the 2022 school year. Applications are open from August 10 to 03 September 2021.

Parents can apply to a maximum of 5 schools. Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application, this must be done within 7 days of applying.

Parents are encouraged to use a reliable cellphone number when applying, as the Department will send regular SMSes to the cell phone number used to register and apply.

If you need assistance with the applications, the department has set up decentralised walk-in centres that are available from 08:00 to 16:00.

Applications for placing learners in schools are not approved on a first come first serve basis, so parents do not have to worry.

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 is external).


  • Phase One :10 August 2021 – 3 September 2021
  • Phase Two : 13 September 2021 – 8 October 2021


Updates: Late Applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 for the 2022 academic year is opening on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 00:01am.

Only schools with available space are open for applications. Parents will be able to apply online and upload documents online or hand deliver hard copies to the school. Note that each parent may apply to ONE school only. The learner will be automatically placed at the one school applied to.
High Pressure Schools: These are schools that are in high demand, thus receiving a significantly higher number of applications than the available spaces.

If you have questions

Email us at [email protected] or Call us at 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000

Parents of learners that are not yet placed will be able to select one school with available space from 5pm today (7/12/2020)


Parents of learners that are not yet placed will be able to select one school with available space from 5pm today (7/12/2020)

Note that ONLY parents who submitted documents to schools or uploaded online will be allowed to select one school per child
If you have questions

Email The Gauteng Department of Education at [email protected] or Call at 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000

Current GDE Admissions Phase: Application Period

Placement of Learners by Schools [1 October 2020 – 31 October 2020]

During this period, parents will receive offers of placement via SMS. Where spaces are available, parents may receive offers from all schools they applied to. The System will notify parents when there are no further offers available. Parents are advised to accept each offer within 7 days or will forfeit the offer. The latest offer accepted will cancel all previous offers

Placement of Unplaced Learners by Districts – [ 23 October 2020 – 30 November 2020 ]

During this period, all learners who could not be placed at the schools that they applied to due to all spaces being filled or due to not meeting Admissions Criteria, are placed at schools with available space.

The Department has released a step by step guide to help you through the application process.

How to apply

Parents or legal guardians can log on to the system at and follow these easy steps:

STEP 1: Enter details of a parent

STEP 2: Enter learner details

STEP 3: Apply to a school with available space

For more details about how to apply click here 

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The Gauteng Department of Education

The Gauteng Department of Education is mandated to provide compulsory basic education to all learners in the province progressively, including learners with special needs and early childhood education. The Department therefore; seeks to provide access to quality teaching, learning and assessment for all learners in the Gauteng Province.

 GDE Admissions Online Applications for 2023 (Grade 1 and Grade 8 in Public Schools)

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