Gauteng Schools Admissions 2021 Open

Gauteng Schools Admissions 2021 Applications Open

The Gauteng Schools Admissions Department of Education GP has opened online applications for grade 1 and grade 8 admissions for the 2021 school year.

Applications are open from 25 June to 25 July 2020. Parents can apply to a maximum of 5 schools. 

Apply for Gauteng School Admissions 2021

Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application, this must be done within 7 days of applying.

Parents are encouraged to use a reliable cellphone number when applying, as the Department will send regular SMSes to the cell phone number used to register and apply.

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If you need assistance with the applications, the department has set up decentralised walk-in centres that are available from 08:00 to 16:00.

Applications for placing learners in schools are not approved on a first come first serve basis, so parents do not have to worry.

If you have any questions or difficulties, contact the Gauteng Department of Education via email at or call 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000.

Applications are done online

The Department has released a step by step guide to help you through the application process. 

About Gauteng Department of Education

The Department of Education’s vision includes smart service delivery of quality public education, to promote a dynamic citizenship for socio-economic growth and development. It aims to be at the cutting edge of curriculum delivery, providing access to quality lifelong learning opportunities. The Department is committed to eliminating inequality in education.

Contact Details for The Gauteng Department of Education

Panyaza Lesufi

MEC for Education

011 355 0669 Mosuwe

Head of Department

011 355 1009 Hamnca

Head of Communications

011 355 1019 Chanee

Deputy Director General: Strategic Planning Management

011 355 0729 Bengtson

Deputy Director General: Curriculum Delivery Management

011 355 1029 Van Coller

Chief Financial Officer

011 355 1028 Mmutlana

Deputy Director General: Corporate Mangement

011 355 1151 Mpofu

Deputy Director General: Education Support

011 355 0413

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