GDE 2023/2024 admissions

Attention, esteemed parents! The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has officially unveiled the highly anticipated admission dates, and we are thrilled to present you with an effortless and foolproof guide, brimming with power-packed strategies, to ensure your child’s successful admission. Get ready to embark on a seamless journey towards securing your little one’s educational future! GDE 2023/2024 admissions The MEC of Education, Matome Chiloane, just announced the dates for Grade 1 and/or Grade 8 applications for Gauteng public school 2024 academic year.
  • Opening Dates: Thursday 15 June 2023, Time: 08h00
  • Closing Dates: Friday 14 July 2023, Time: 23:59

Step-by-Step Guide for a successful GDE 2023/2024 admissions

Visit GDE website

Go to the GDE website and click on the “Login” link at the top-right of the page.

Create account

If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account by providing your name, email address, and password. If you already have an account, simply log in.

Select Grade

Choose the grade level for the learner you are registering. Keep in mind that you need to select the grade corresponding to the learner’s anticipated level for the upcoming academic year. Only parents applying for Grade 1 and 8 learners may apply to a maximum of 5 schools per child.

Provide personal and educational information

Please complete the necessary fields with personal and educational information about the learner, including their name, age, gender, and contact details.

Select a school

Select your preferred school as your first option, then you can choose up to four schools in order of preference to make a total of 5 selection.

Upload supporting documents

You will need to upload supporting documents such as:
​1. Parents/ legal guardian Identity Document
2. Proof of home/ work address
3. Child birth certificate
4. Clinic card for Grade 1 applications
5. Current school academic report card for Grade 8 applications​


Other medical informations like allergies, medication times and other, will have to be given to the school after a successful admission.

Click Submit

Once you have completed all the required fields and uploaded the necessary documents, submit your application by clicking “submit” button. We advice that all your documents be in PDF format.

Check Application Status

You can check the status of your application on the GDE online admissions website. The GDE will notify you via email or SMS if your application is successful or if further documentation is required.

Accept Placement

If your application is successful and your child is allocated a place at a school, you will need to accept the placement within the given timeframe.

Appeal the decision (if necessary)

If your child is not allocated a place at your preferred school or any of your preferences, you can appeal the decision by following the instructions on the GDE online admissions website.
The primary purpose of the GDE admission system is to ensure that all parents have an equal opportunity to secure admissions for their children in schools located near their residential area, without any bias based on race or social background. It aims to provide a fair and inclusive process for all families, promoting equality and access to quality education for every child.

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