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HOW TO APPLY FOR GDE SCHOOLS 2025 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR GRADE 1 AND 8

How to apply for GDE schools 2025 online registration for grade 1 and 8 – The 2025 Gauteng department of education online application is now open for grade 1 and 8.

GDE 2025 ONLINE ADMISSIONS APPLICATION PERIOD FOR GRADE 1 AND 8

The #2025OnlineAdmissionsGP application period for parents & guardians with children going to Grade 1 and/or Grade 8 at Gauteng public schools opens this Thursday on 11 July 2024 at 08:00 AM.

GDE SCHOOLS ONLINE REGISTRATION

Gauteng department of education: For admission of your child to Grade 1 or Grade 8 in a public school, apply online from 08:00 on Thursday, 11 July 2024. Parents/guardians with children going to Grade 1 and/or Grade 8 in 2025 are reminded to log on to the GDE PORTAL www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to apply to a school.

Applications can be done using any computer device, smartphone or by visiting one of the 80 decentralised walk-in centres or any public school for assistance.

It is important to note the following when applying to Grade 1 and/or Grade 8:

  • The system will use your ID Number as your username,
  • Create a Password that will be easy to remember and save it to access the system and your application.
  • Apply to a school within a Feeder Zone that covers your Home Address, What is a School Feeder Zone?
  • Placement is prioritised for applicants with Home Addresses closest to the school within the Feeder Zone
  • Provide ONE RELIABLE CELLPHONE NUMBER when registering parental details on the system,
  • All One Time Passwords (OTP) and SMSes with information about the application will be sent to the cellphone number provided,
  • Upload or submit certified copies of required documents to schools for verification within 7 days of making the application,
  • Offers of placement will be sent to the parent’s cellphone number from 16 September 2024
  • The Offer of Placement must be accepted within 7 days of receipt.

WHAT IS SCHOOL FEEDER ZONE

A School Feeder Zone is a demarcated residential area and geographical location from which a school admits learners. To find School Feeder Zones that cover their home address, applicants are advised to apply to schools using Home Address within School Feeder Zone. All schools with Feeder Zones that cover your home address will appear.

GDE SCHOOLS 2025 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR GRADE 1 AND 8 ADMISSION CRITERIA

Parents have an option of applying to a Maximum of 5 schools using the following Admission Criteria (also known as Application Options on the system):

Option 1: The applicant learner’s place of residence is closest to the school within the feeder zone

Option 2:  SIBLING: The applicant learner has a sibling at the school you are applying to OR PREVIOUS SCHOOL: The school where the applicant learner is currently in Grade 7 is close to the school you are applying to.

Option 3: The place of employment of at least one of the applicant learner’s parents is within the feeder zone of the school

Option 4: The applicant learner’s place of residence is within a 30 kilometre radius of the school

Option 5: The applicant learner’s place of residence is beyond a 30 kilometre radius of the school

To begin the 5-Step Application Process, click on Apply and complete all details from Step 1 to Step 5:

Step 1: Register parent/guardian details-after completing Step 1, you will receive an SMS with Usename and Password. Proceed to Step 2

Step 2: Register address details

Step 3: Register learner details

Step 4: Apply to a school. After completing step 4, you will receive an SMS with a waiting list number

Step 5 : Upload/submit certified copies of the following documents to the schools applied to within 7 days.

  • Parent ID / Passport/Refugee Permit / Asylum Seeker Permit/ Permanent Residence Permit/Study Permit
  • Child SA Birth Certificate ·
  • Proof-of-Home Address (municipal account not older than 3 months, in the name of the parent / legal lease agreement showing that the applicant will be living at that address in the year of admissions, signed by the landlord and tenant, proof of rent payment and statement addresses to the tenant at the samephysical address)
  • Proof of Work Address, Latest School Report
  • Clinic/Vaccination / Immunisation Card.

Be reminded that the Placement Period will commence on 16 September 2024 and close when all learners are placed. During the Placement Period, you will receive an Offer of Placement at a school with available space

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