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Organisation : Gauteng Department of Education
Facility Name : Grade 1 and Grade 8 Placement 2021
Applicable For : Grade 1 and Grade 8 Learners
Last Date : 30th November 2020
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Gauteng Education Placement

The Placement Period for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners for the 2021 Academic Year will commence on 1 October 2020 and close on 30 November 2020.

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GDE Admissions Placement FAQs

Basic Education Admission of Learners to Public Schools

Note that “The principle of first come, first served will NOT apply when placing learners”

Who Can Apply?

Only apply for learners that are going to Grade 1 and Grade 8 in 2021

How To Apply For Placement?

Logon to and click on Register. The System will guide you through each one of the 5 steps to make an application.

Make sure that your password contains all the following characters:
** 1 lower case alphabetical character
** 1 upper case alphabetical character
** 1 numeric character
** 1 special character
** 8 character or longer

Enter the exact same password in Confirm Password

There are 5 application options, namely:
Option 1 – Home: The applicant learner’s place of residence is closest to the school within the feeder zone
Option 2 – Sibling / Previous School: the applicant learner has a sibling attending the school (This is NOT applicable to Siblings who already in Grade 7 or Grade 12 at the time of application)
Option 3 – Work: the place of employment of at least one of the applicant learner’s parents is within the feeder zone of the school;
Option 4 – 30 kms within of the school: the applicant learner’s place of residence is within a 30 kms of the school; or
Option 5 – beyond 30 kms from the school: the applicant learner’s place of residence is beyond a 30 kms from the school.

To Find Location,
** Click on Can’t find address and type what type of area do you live in
** You will be prompted to enter your House Number, Street Name and Suburb / Township
** If your address still does not appear in the list, Click on the Map and type your address in the search for address space
** Note that you only have ONE opportunity to edit your Home address and or work address

Documents Required

Certified copies of the following Documents must be submitted to the school or uploaded on the System within 7 days after making an application:

South African Citizens:
** Child birth certificate
** Parent/Guardian ID or Passport
** Valid Proof of Home/ Parent Work address
** Child Clinic card for Grade1application or recent Grade 7 report card for Grade 8 application

Non- South African Citizens:
** Parent Study Permit and Passport
** Parent Work Permit and Passport
** Parent Refugee Permit
** Parent Asylum Seeker Permit
** Valid Proof of Home/Work address
** Child Clinic card for Grade1 application
** Most recent Grade 7 report card for Grade 8 application

School’s Boarding Facility (Hostel):
Contact the boarding school directly to apply for accommodation in the school’s boarding facilities. Note that boarding schools apply specific criteria to admit learners to their boarding facilities. If the child is accepted in the boarding facility, the parent must apply on the GDE Admissions Online System to be accommodated in the school

Late Applications

Late Applications will be announced after all applicants who applied during the application period are placed.


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

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  1. I have applied for my child and I didn’t receive a feedback but all the people I applied with their were called why?

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