Gauteng Dept of Education (GDE) Online School Admissions Application Dates 2024 / 2025: Everything Parents Need to Know

As the new academic year approaches, parents in Gauteng are gearing up for the crucial task of securing school placements for their children. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has announced the eagerly awaited dates for online admissions applications for Grades 1 and 8 in 2025. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through this process smoothly.

Important Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars! The online admissions for Gauteng schools will open on Thursday, 11 July 2024, at 8 AM and will close on 12 August 2024 at midnight. This gives parents a window of 32 days to submit their applications and ensure their child’s enrollment in a preferred school.

Gauteng MEC for Education, Matome Chiloane, clarified that despite the delay in announcement, the placement process will commence promptly, with placements beginning on 16 September 2024 for those who have completed their applications on time.

Application Process

Applying for school admissions in Gauteng is a straightforward process facilitated through the GDE admissions website. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Registration: Start by registering on the GDE admissions website. Provide essential details about the parent or guardian.
  2. Provide Information: Enter necessary information about the learner including their residential address.
  3. School Selection: Choose the school(s) where you wish to apply. Remember, applications are limited to one per child to avoid duplication.
  4. Upload Documents: During the regular application period, upload supporting documents such as the parent’s ID, child’s birth certificate, proof of work and home addresses, latest Grade 7 school report (for Grade 8 applications), immunisation records, and any other required documents.
  5. Late Applications: If you miss the initial deadline, you can still apply during the late application period. However, documents will need to be submitted directly to the school.

Required Documents

Ensure you have the following documents ready:

  • Parent’s ID or passport
  • Child’s birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of work address
  • Latest Grade 7 school report (Grade 8 applications)
  • Immunisation report
  • Proof of home address

Assistance Available

The GDE has set up a dedicated contact centre to provide support for any queries related to the admissions process. Additionally, parents can seek assistance at one of the 80 centres across the province that offer free support services.


Securing a place for your child in a Gauteng school involves careful planning and adherence to the application timelines. With the announced dates and clear guidelines from the GDE, parents can now begin preparing early to ensure a smooth and successful application process.

For more information and to start your application, visit the GDE admissions website. Remember, timely action is key to securing your child’s future in the school of your choice.

Stay informed, stay proactive, and best of luck with your child’s school admissions journey in Gauteng!

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