NCDoE 2024 Learner Admission Online Application for Grade R 1 and 8

NCDoE 2024 Learner Admission Online Application for Grade R 1 and 8

The Northern Cape Department of Education 2024 online leaner admissions system will open from 22nd May 2023 at 09:00 until 22nd June 2023 at 23:59 only for grade R, 1 and 8.

2024 Learner Admission ONLINE APPLICATION

Parents / guardians must complete all three steps listed below:

  • Step 1: Fill in Parent / Guardian details
  • Step 2: Fill in Learner Learner Details
  • Step 3: Apply to schools – max 3 Schools

When can we start applying to schools for 2024?
Online applications will open on 23 May 2023 at 09:00 and close at midnight 20 June 2023.

Do parents have to complete hard copy Application Forms at schools when they go to apply or submit documents?
No. The NCDoE’s Learner Online Application System at www.ncdoeadmissions.org is the only official application that parents need to complete when applying for Grades R, 1 and 8 at public schools.

Where should I go to apply?
Please visit www.ncdoeadmissions.org to register as a user and then log in to the system using your chosen username and password. Note that ALL parents must re-register, since access will be denied to parents who registered last year.

Is the Learner Online Application System available for applications to all grades?
No, the system is currently only available for applications to Grades R, 1 and 8 in public schools in the Northern Cape. Also Read: Gauteng Skills and Training for Solar Technicians Application 2023 (R4000 Stipend)

Will Grade R learners be required to apply online?
Grade R learners must apply online to public schools that offer Grade R. Grade R is not part of formal schooling; therefore, learners will ONLY be offered the available spaces and NO new classes will be created for this grade

What is the admissions age of a learner who is going to Grade R for the first time?

The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, determines that the minimum age for
admission to Grade R is age four (4) years turning five (5) years by 30 June in the year of
admission.

Given the compulsory age for grade 1 and the limited spaces available at schools, schools should only admit Grade R learners who are age five (5) years turning six (6) years in the year of admission.
Schools should note that Grade R learners who are age four (4) years turning five (5) years by 30 June in the year of admission will only be admitted after all the age five years turning six years have been admitted in the district.

Is a parent required to submit a Grade R Report Card when applying for Admission to Grade 1?
No. Grade R is not part of formal schooling; therefore, no report card is required. A Grade 7 report card must be submitted when applying for Grade 8.

What is the admissions age of a learner who is going to Grade 1 for the first time?
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, determines that the minimum age for admission
to Grade 1 is age five (5) years turning six (6) years by 30 June in the year of admission.
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996, determines that the compulsory age for school attendance is the age of seven (7) years in Grade 1.

Given the compulsory age for grade 1 and the limited spaces available at schools, schools should only admit Grade 1 learners who are age six (6) years turning seven (7) years in the year of admission. Schools are allowed to deviate (for 2016 only) by admitting learners who are age five (5) years turning six (6) years by 30 June if they are currently in Grade R at the school.
Schools should note that Grade 1 learners who are age five (5) years turning six (6) years by 30 June in the year of admission will only be admitted after all the age six years turning seven years have been admitted in the district.

Will I be able to register and apply at the same time?
Yes, the System allows for the parent to register and apply at the same time

Can a parent register and apply for more than one child at the same time?
Yes. The system allows a parent to register and apply for more than one child at the same
time.

What happens if I forget my username and password?
Logon to www.ncdoeadmissions.org and click the login tab to reset the username and
password

Will the Online Application allow a parent to apply at a school of his/ her choice?
Parents may apply to any school based on the Admissions Criteria.

Can I apply for all my children to go to the same school?
Yes. You may apply on the same online system for all your children but an application is not
confirmation of acceptance at a school.

How many times can I apply for my child or children?
A parent may make a maximum of 3 applications to three (3) different schools per learner. In
the case of applying to a school that is regarded as a high demand school, the parent will be
obliged to apply, for one child, to no less than 3 schools in their order of preference

Is the Department using school feeder zones for placement?
No. Applicant learners will be placed based on the official NCDoE criteria. The following
options are available for parents to use when applying:
1. Sibling (learners having siblings currently attending at that school)
2. Home Address (learners staying in the same suburb as that of the school)
3. Learners staying in the immediate neighbouring area of the school
4. Children of employees at that school
5. First-come-first-served

Is the criteria applicable to Schools of Focused Learning?
No, Schools of Focused Learning do have separate admissions criteria.