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Gauteng Education: Over 200 000 parents receive placement offers

In just the first day of 2024 Grade 1 and 8 placement process for Gauteng learners nearly 100 000 parents have confirmed final school offers

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The Department of Education in Gauteng has revealed that 228 027 parents received placement offers for their children on the first day for the placement period which began on Monday 4 September.


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The department also revealed that 99 854 of the offers have been accepted as final with the children officially placed in the schools. While 1662 have provisionally accepted offers from schools while they wait for offers from other school.

Placement offers are sent to parents via SMS and are urged to respond within seven days to ensure their children are placed in their schools of choice.

126 511 of the 228 027 placement offers sent out on Monday had not been responded to.

According to the department, once the seven days have lapsed and a parent has not responded, their child will automatically be placed in the school in which the placement offer was sent from.

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In order to receive a placement offer, parents are urged to ensure that their address is verified and that all documents are submitted.

According to the department, the children will be placed according to this order in descending order:

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  1. Home address within the school’s feeder zone
  2. Siblings, previous school
  3. Work address within school’s feeder zone
  4. Home address within 30km radius
  5. Home address beyond 30km radius