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Name of the Organization : Gauteng Department of Education
Facility Name : GDE 2021 Online Admission Application
Applicable For : Grade 1 & Grade 8
Application Opening Date : 25.06.2020
Head Office : Johannesburg
Website/ Apply Online :

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GDE Online Registration

2021 School Admissions Applications For Grade 1 and Grade 8

Related / Similar Post : GDE Online Admission 2021 FAQs

High Pressure Schools :
This is for schools that receive a high number of applications. Many schools are in demand and preference might be given to learners with special needs or learners who reside closer to the school.

Update : Application Period is closed. Uploading/Submission of documents must be completed by 31st July 2020

Application Schedule

1. 25 June 2020 – 25 July 2020 :
Apply to a maximum of 5 schools. Remember to use the Home option at least once to apply to schools with Feeder Zones that cover your home address

2. 25 June 2020 – 31 July 2020 :
Remember to submit documents to All the schools that you applied to in 7 days after applying. Documents can also be uploaded on the System to ONE school for the other schools to view.

3. 25 June 2020 – 25 July 2020 :
There are Decentralised Walk-in Centres where parents can be assisted to make applications from 08:00 to 16:00.

4. 25 June 2020 – 25 July 2020 :
Note that you can also use your cellphone to make an application. Please use a reliable cell phone number as the Department will send regular SMSes to the cell phone you used to Register and Apply.

How to Register?

Just follow the below steps to apply for 2021 School Admissions Applications For Grade 1 and Grade 8

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website of Gauteng Department of Education through provided above.

Step 2 : Next, read the instructions carefully and click on the “Register” link.

Step 3 : Fill the registration form with the required details

Step 4 : Finally click on “Submit” button to complete your registration.

Terms & Conditions

Online Application for admission of learners to Public Ordinary Schools
** The information requested is confidential and is intended only for the purposes of Grade 1 and Grade 8 applications in the Gauteng Province

** Once information on the application form is completed and submitted, no changes can be made
** Documentation submitted and/or uploaded will be verified by the schools that the applicant applied to

** Submission of the Application does not guarantee placement of a learner at the schools applied to. However, the Department will ensure that all learners are placed in schools with space(s) available

** Any falsified or incorrect information/document/s provided may result in an application being rejected and/or disqualified

** The Gauteng Department of Education does not accept liability for any errors or omissions committed by applicants while completing the Online Application Form

** Applications made based on the option Home address within the Feeder Zone will be prioritised for placement at the school closest to the applicant’s home address as far as possible

** A School Feeder Zone covers a number of home and/or work addresses within a specific area(s) as demarcated by the school

** School Feeder Zones differ from school to school. Some residential addresses close to the school may not form part of the school’s Feeder Zone. Feeder Zones Maps of all schools are published in the Provincial Gazette number 339 Vol. 24 of 2018

** Ensure that you read the Amendments to Regulations relating to the Admission of Learners to Public Schools, 2019, as published in Provincial Gazette, Extraordinary, 18 March 2019, together with South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, (Published under Regulations and Policies on the Landing Page) for more information regarding Admission of learners to Public Ordinary Schools.


If you have questions Email us at gdeinfo [AT] or Call us at 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000

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  1. Please assist,i need to register for grade 8 leaner and 2 grade 1eaners
    parent name:PATEKILE HANISE.

  2. ishmael everty mncube

    hi i have been trying to log on to the online regastrations for grade 8 please help because can not reach the page . not sure if it is still open.

  3. hi,i’ve been trying to register my daughter from the 18th of july and the system kept kicking me out. please assist me so that my daughter can get space for next year as she’s so excited about her going to school next year which 2021. if there’s any great news

  4. catherine van wyk

    pleasw help me I want to register my child in high school

  5. please assist I was trying to register my child, but the system does not give me the option to apply or register my child.

  6. I want to register my 6year old child for grade1 around gauteng But i couldn’t because of the website please i need help

  7. Why are some schools asking parents of none grades 1 and 8 to apply online. parents are carrying official letters in from Cosmo City Secondary school.

  8. this online registration is frustrating. I have been trying to register since Thursday 23 July 2020 with no success.

  9. I have been trying to register my daughter for grade 1 and I cant get it

  10. Please assist would like to register for my grade 1 leaner

  11. Am applying for grade 8,but the system is giving problems please assist me.

    Learner id:0707120436086

    Parent: 7203070169084

    UNIT 7
    EXT 3



  12. i have been trying to go online to register my son for grade 8 at the internet cafe but its hard to even find the page it gives unwanted ads.

    1. I want to register my kid for grade 8 O.R TAMBO

  13. please help i need to register for grade 8

  14. please assit me,i also need to register for my grade 8 learner

  15. help i need to apply for grade 8,for my child… email address is nkosinkulunh86 AT

  16. The form that I get here doesn’t show an email address block, so im having difficulties in moving to the next step as it keeps on showing red line on the password block. please assist. my email is phindileross19@gmail.

  17. please help .I need to register my grade 8 leaner
    sales AT

  18. please help,I need to register for my grade 8 leaner


  20. Please Help,

    I have registered on the system but was unable to add the learner details.
    She is applying for GR 8 and her Name is Elzabie Letsoalo. ID 0502100472088

    Awaiting your prompt response.

  21. desmond theletsane

    I am trying to get the form to register my son, please help me
    shasha.des AT

  22. Lorraine,

    Please, assist want to apply for grade 1 learner.

    1. I would like to register the child

  23. Please assist , I need to register for my grade 8 learner

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