A Guide to School Admissions in Gauteng for the 2024 Academic Year

We understand that the school admission process can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. To help you navigate this process, we’ve gathered some crucial information from the Gauteng Department of Education’s recent announcement on Twitter.

School Admissions for Different Grades

The application process varies depending on the grade your child will be entering. For Grade R, Grade 2 – 7, and Grade 9 – 12, applications are made directly at the schools. This means you’ll need to visit the school you’re interested in and fill out the necessary paperwork there.

However, if your child is about to enter Grade 1 or Grade 8, the application process is a bit different. For these grades, you’ll need to apply online at a Gauteng public school for the 2024 academic year.

How to Apply for Grade 1 and Grade 8

To apply for Grade 1 and/or Grade 8, you’ll need to visit the Gauteng Department of Education’s admissions website: gdeadmissions.gov.za. This website is designed to streamline the application process, making it easier for parents to apply to the schools of their choice.

Important Dates

The deadline for applications is 21st July 2023. It’s crucial to note this date and ensure that your application is submitted before the deadline. Late applications may not be considered, so it’s best to start the process as soon as possible.


We hope this guide has made the school admissions process a bit clearer for you. Remember, the key to a smooth application process is to start early and stay organized. Keep track of all the necessary documents you’ll need, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the schools or the Gauteng Department of Education if you have any questions.

Good luck with your applications!