News – Schools in Gauteng can’t cope with demand for 2021

News – Schools in Gauteng can’t cope with demand for 2021

Panyaza Lesufi, the Gauteng MEC for Education, said on Sunday that Gauteng schools are already filled to capacity for 2021.  Parents will only have 7 school days to accept placement in a school, after which they will lose their spot to the next applicant on the list.    Schools will have until the end of November to confirm placement of grade 1’s and 8’s.  During this time schools will be accepting students based on its capacity.  Once a school reaches its capacity, it will be removed from the list of available schools and no further students will be placed there.  Students who are not placed at their preferred school will receive offers for placement at other schools, provided the schools have open space.  Parents can expect to receive notification from more than one school for placement.  Should parents confirm one of the two option, the other will no longer be available should they change their minds.

Challenge lies ahead for Department of Education to find place for learners

According to Lesufi, schools in Gauteng can accommodate 373,634 new learners, but have already received 409,770 applications.  Parents were only allowed to apply at 5 schools of their choice.   The department of Education published a list of the most popular schools for 2021.

Most popular schools for 2021

School

Applications Received

Capacity

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Laerskool Akasia

1515

182

Laerskool Theresapark

1237

190

Laerskool Rachel De Beer

1073

240

Selcourt Primary School

884

120

Laerskool Silverton

830

180

Alston Primary School

830

220

Alberview Primary

771

140

Hamilton Primary

762

90

Freeway Park Primary

761

180

Laerskool Danie Malan

755

154

HIGH SCHOOLS

Alberton High School

2376

210

Hoërskool Langenhoven

2040

280

Sir John Adamson High

2025

280

Boksburg High School

2000

285

Hoërskool Akasia

1870

210

Hoërskool President

1860

270

Northcliff High School

1783

300

Mondeor High School

1760

310

Phumlani Secondary School

1685

300

Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz

1682

210

The department is still expecting there to be a rush of late applications which will exacerbate the problem with over-population of schools.


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