When Gauteng School Late Applications For 2024 Will Open

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Parents and guardians of learners in the Gauteng province who were unable to find placement for their children for the 2024 academic year will be given a chance to submit late applications. The opening date for late applications has now been announced.

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GDE Late Applications

School admission applications for learners who are going to grade 1 and 8 in 2024 was open from 15 June and closed on 21 July 2023 in the Gauteng province. 

Gauteng is the most populated province in South Africa which makes competition for placements at schools very high, thus parents are encouraged to apply on time and submit the correct documentation in order to give their child a good chance of being placed at a school. 

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Applications which have been submitted on time will be processed and parents would have received their offers via SMS from 4 September 2023. 

Parents who have not found a placement for their children during the initial admissions phases and those with incomplete or late applications will be given an opportunity to submit late applications. 

Gauteng School Late Applications

Gauteng schools late applications for the 2024 academic year will open on 18 December 2023 and parents will have until 31 January 2024 to submit their applications. 

Parents and guardians may have to submit the following documents with their applications within seven days of submitting the application: 

  • Proof of residence 
  • Certified copies of ID/birth certificate
  • Relevant medical records/special needs documentation for learners who require additional support. 

Here's how to apply

  1. Go to the GDE Admissions website
  2. Register an account 
  3. Fill in current home address details
  4. Fill in parents work address details
  5. Fill in learner's personal details
  6. Complete the school application form online.
  7. Upload all documents by using the upload function on the system

All documents must be submitted in order for the application to be processed and if parents do not have access to internet, they can visit a district office or walk-in centre for assistance. These documents can also be submitted at the schools once they open in 2024.

The department has made the following clear:

ONLY schools with available space will be available on the system. Note also that as each school becomes filled to capacity, it will be auto-removed. The choice of schools is therefore limited.

Parents are urged to select only one school and their child will automatically be placed at that school and that placement would be final.

You can also view the 2024 school calendar.


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