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GDE admissions register | Full Guide

GDE admissions register | Full Guide, Gauteng Education Department has opened online applications for first and eighth grade admissions for the 2021 academic year. Applications are open from June 25 to July 25, 2020. Parents can apply to a maximum of 5 schools. Supporting documents must be submitted with the application, and this must be done within 7 days of submitting the application.

Parents are encouraged to use a trusted mobile phone number when applying, as the department will send regular SMS text messages to the mobile phone number used to register and apply.

If you need help with applications, the department has established decentralized entry centers available from 08:00 to 16:00.

Learner enrollment applications are not approved on a first-come, first-served basis, so you don’t have to worry about parents.

If you have any questions or difficulties, contact the Gauteng Department of Education via email at: (link sends an email) or call 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000.

Applications are made online at (link is external).


Parents of learners who have not yet been housed will be able to choose one school with available space from 5 pm today (12/7/2020)


Parents of learners who have not yet been housed will be able to choose one school with available space from 5 pm today (12/7/2020)

Note that only parents who have sent the documents to schools or uploaded them online will be allowed to select one school per child
If you have questions

Email Gauteng Education Department at or call 0800000789 | 011 355 0000

Current GDE admission stage: application period

Learner Placement by Schools [1 October – 31 October]

During this period, parents will receive placement offers via SMS. When places become available, parents may receive offers from all of the schools they have applied to. The system will notify parents if no other offers are available. Parents are advised to accept every offer within 7 days or they will lose the offer. The last accepted offer will cancel all previous offers

Placement of Non-Single Learners by Region – [23 October – 30 November ]
During this period, all learners who cannot be enrolled in the schools to which they applied due to filling all places or because they do not meet the admission criteria, are placed in schools with available space.

The department has issued a step-by-step guide to help you through the application process.

How to apply

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

Step 1: Enter a parent’s details

Step 2: Enter the learner details

Step 3: Apply to a school that has space available

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Gauteng Education Department

The Gauteng Department of Education has been mandated to gradually provide compulsory basic education for all learners in the district, including learners with special needs and early childhood education. Hence the section; It seeks to provide access to quality teaching, learning and assessment for all learners in Gauteng County.

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