Church Schools

For general information about admission to Church schools contact us at [email protected] or 2203 9360, 7999 0224.

Online application are now open

Circulars

Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Church Schools in Gozo
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Serious Cases
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Kinder 1
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Kinder 2
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Year 1
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Year 4 Girls
Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Form 1

Regulations for Admission into Church Schools in Malta for 2023-24 are available here.
Regulations for Admission into Church Schools in Gozo are available here.

Admission for Church Schools in Malta will be for Kinder 1 and 2, Year 1 Primary and Form 1/ Year 7 Secondary and for girls only Year 4 Primary. Admission for Church Schools in Gozo will be for Kinder 1 and Form 1 / Year 7 Secondary.

Kindly note that Admissions Office has moved to :
ADMISSIONS OFFICE,
SECRETARIAT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION,
BINJA JOSMAR,
30, TRIQ IDMEJDA,
ĦAL BALZAN BZN1521.

We can be reached by email : [email protected] or 2203 9360 or 7999 0224.

We are no longer available at the Archbishop’s Curia or on phone numbers
2590 6306/09


CHURCH SCHOOLS ENTRY MALTA – ADMISSION SCHOLASTIC YEAR 2023-2024

The process of Church Schools Entry in Malta determines the admission of children at Kindergarten 1 and 2, at Year 1 Primary and at Form 1.  This year we also have admission for girls at Year 4 at St Monica Gzira.

The process of Church Schools Entry in Gozo determines the admission of children at Kindergarten 1 and  Form 1. 

Church Schools Entry is linked to the year of birth.  Applications for entry at the different levels proceeds according to the instructions given hereunder. 


Application process details

APPLICATIONS- FIRST CRITERIA: MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

Children from Church Homes/ Children of Employees in the Same School/ Siblings/ Transfers, Exempted from attendance/Children from Church Schools without Continuity and Children of Employees in Another School and Social Cases of children under Care Order living in the same house and one of them attending a Church School. (Paragraph 1a-1ġ & 2i)

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
    from Thursday 24 November to Thursday 1 December 2022
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224,
    7951 5491 and 7786 5241 between 8:00a.m and 2:00 p.m from Thursday 24 November to Thursday 1 December 2022
  • Applications cannot be downloaded.

LATE APPLICATIONS MAINSTREM AND SERIOUS CASE

Late Applications of Criteria 1 (Paragraph 1a-1ġ)

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
    From Friday 9 December to Thursday 15 December, 2022
  • In case of difficulty during the filling of the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 778 65241 between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. from Friday 9 December to Thursday 15 December 2022

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

This information will be required while filling the online application:

Child’s name and surname, Child’s ID Card Number, Child’s Date of birth, Child’s gender, Address, Locality and Post Code, Home telephone number, Mother’s name and surname, Mother’s ID Card Number, Mother’s mobile phone, Father’s name and surname, Father’s ID Card Number, Father’s mobile phone, Mother and Father’s email address.

Documents to be uploaded with the application:

a. Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.

b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.

c. Foreigners who do not have a Maltese Identity Card are required to write their passport number and upload a copy of their passport details instead of the identity card.

d. A photo of the applicant.

e. When applying, parents or guardians will be asked to agree to The Declaration re Data Protection and Privacy. This Declaration may be viewed and/or downloaded from www.church.mt. Parents or guardian will be asked to indicate whether they would like to be notified or not if the Board needs to contact the school of their child.

f. The Declaration Educational Programme, filled by the Head of School. Indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. or has started the process for statementing.

This Declaration may be downloaded from here

In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. or has started the process for statementing.  If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited if they have already occurred.

The Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than a week after the School Registration, for the application to be valid. If this is not submitted, then the registration will be invalid.

This Declaration is not applicable for Kinder 1.

ġ.   The application by one parent, or a representative of the parents, indicates that the parents agree about the application.

g.    In the case of separated parents when the Courts have decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases, the relative and most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented. The application is invalid if one parent disagrees or is uninformed and has not given his/ her consent.

Other Documents required when applying with the following criteria:

għ.   If applying according to the Criterion for Children from Church Homes:

A Declaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home. This Declaration is to be made on the same day of the application. The preferred choice of school is also to be indicated.

The Declaration may be downloaded from here

h.      If applying according to the Siblings Criterion:

i.   The Birth Certificate from the Public Registry of the other sibling/s already attending a Church School.

ii.  A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents;

iii. In the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child is also required.

iv. When applying according to paragraphs 1ċ ii,iii and iv, custody documents AND a Declaration under oath in front of a notary (paragraph 1ċ) are also required.

ħ.        One needs to attached these documents according to the case:

i. A written explanation about the case

ii. Relevant certificates including the end-of-year result if available

iii. The Statement of Needs issued by the Statementing Moderating Panel and IEP

iv. When the case has not been concluded with the Statementing Moderating Panel of the Department of Education, a copy of the application to the Statementing Board, or a report by an educational psychologist detailing the needs of the boy/girl, is to be presented

v. The Statement of Needs, for applicants whose statementing is in process, has to be forwarded to the Admissions Office once this is received from the Statementing Board.

vi. The application for the request of the removal for the support of an L.S.E.

vii. Applications with a Statement of Needs that reads “Leaner needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho- educational report.

viii. Social Cases of children under Care Order who live in the same house need to present the Declaration signed by the Director of the Residential Home.

 i.  Applications who have allergies and / or might need to use an Epi-Pen need to present     the latest medical documents accordingly.

 j.  Documents which are not submitted with the application need to be submitted online on this link: https://knisja.mt/forms/cs-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications has to be submitted by the 31st January 2023 and all documents for Third Criteria has to be submitted by the 31st March 2023. In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.

APPLICATIONS – FIRST CRITERIA: MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

Applications for Entry into Kindergarten1 and Form 1 Secondary for:

Children in Year 6 Gozo Church Schools, Children of Employees in the Same School, Siblings in the same school, Children of employees at SfCE, at the Seminary or at the Bishop Conservatory Secondary School, Applicants from Għasri for Laura Vicuna,  Applicants for St Francis Nadur Kindergarten, cases with support of these criteria, Social Cases and Asylum Seekers will be held (Paragraph 1a-1g)

  • Online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
    from Friday 9th December to Thursday 15th December 2022
  • Parents may phone our support line on 7999 0271 from Friday 9th December to Thursday 15th December 2022 between 8:00am and 2:00pm for any queries they might have while applying.
  • Applications cannot be downloaded.

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

This information will be required while filling the online application:

  • Child’s name and surname, Child’s ID Card Number, Child’s Date of Birth, Child’s gender, Address, Locality and Post Code, Home telephone number, Mother’s name and surname, Mother’s mobile phone, Father’s name and surname, Father’s ID Card Number, Father’s mobile phone, Mother or Father’s email address.

Documents to be uploaded with application:

  • The child’s birth certificate from the Public Registry.
  • If applying under the siblings’ criteria: birth certificate of the sibling already in a Church school in Gozo.
  • Those applying for Form 1 need to also upload the Declaration for Educational Programme.

    The Educational Programme Declaration, filled by the Head of School, indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE or has started the process for statementing.

    This Declaration may be downloaded from here.

    In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements, is supported by an LSE or has started the process for statementing. If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited even if they have already occurred.
    For the application to be valid, the Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than the 5th April 2023, If this is not submitted, then the Registration will be invalid.

Required Information according to the Application Criteria

  • Those applying under the Criteria of Students in Year 6 Primary Gozo Church Schools must specify the name of the school the student is currently attending. This information will also be verified with the school.
  • Those applying under the Criteria of employee must specify the name of the school s/he is employed with or the Secretariat for Catholic Education. This information will be verified with the school and the Secretariat for Catholic Education.
  • Those applying under the Sibling Criteria must specify in which church school the sibling is attending. This information will be verified with the school.
  • Those applying under Criteria 1f for Laura Vicuna need to indicate so on the application and upload a copy of the parents’ Identity Cards.
  • Those applying under Serious Case Criteria who need the support of an LSE or as a Social case or as an Asylum Seeker need to upload documents and/or certificates relevant with the case.
  • In the case of separated parents when the Court has decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases the relative and most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented.
  • When applying according to paragraphs 1ċ ii, iii and iv, these documents are also required:
  • A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents
  • Custody documents
  • AND a Declaration under oath in front of a notary (see regulations paragraph 1c).

Documents which are not submitted with the application need to be submitted online on this link: https://knisja.mt/forms/cs-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications have to be submitted by the 31st January 2023 and all documents for Second Criteria have to be submitted by the 5th April 2023.  In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.

DATES – FILLING OF APPLICATIONS – OTHER APPLICATIONS

Detailed information is found in the Regulations for Admissions into Church Schools, Malta.

These Regulations can be obtained here.

All the Admissions process will be held online.

APPLICATIONS – THIRD CRITERIA AND CRITERION 1h: OTHER APPLICANTS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
    From Wednesday 1 February to Tuesday 14 February, 2023
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224,7951 5491 and 7786 5241 between 8:00a.m and 2:00 p.m from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 14 February, 2022

LATE APPLICATIONS – THIRD CRITERIA AND CRITERION 1h: OTHER APPLICANTS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
    Wednesday 22 February to Tuesday 28 February, 2023
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 7786 5241 from Wednesday 22 February to Tuesday 28 February, 2023 between 8:00 a.m and 2:00p.m.

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

This information will be required while filling the online application:

Child’s name and surname, Child’s ID Card Number, Child’s Date of Birth, Child’s gender, Address, Locality and Post Code, Home telephone number, Mother’s name and surname, Mother’s ID Card number, Mother’s mobile phone, Father’s name and surname, Father’s ID card Number, Father’s mobile phone, Mother or Father’s email address.

Those applying under Criterion 1h need to also upload the documents pertaining to the criterion they were eligible for.

Documents to be uploaded with the application:

a. Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.

b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.

c. Foreigners who do not have a Maltese Identity Card are required to write their passport number and upload a copy of their passport details instead of the identity card.

d. A photo of the applicant.

e. When applying, parents or guardians will be asked to agree to The Declaration re Data Protection and Privacy. This Declaration may be viewed and/or downloaded from here. Parents or guardian will be asked to indicate whether they would like to be notified or not if the Board needs to contact the school of their child.

f. The Declaration Educational Programme, filled by the Head of School. Indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. or has started the process for statementing.

This Declaration may be downloaded from here.

In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. or has started the process for statementing.  If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited if they have already occurred.

The Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than a week after the School Registration, for the application to be valid. If this is not submitted, then the registration will be invalid.

This Declaration is not applicable for Kinder 1.

ġ.   The application by one parent, or a representative of the parents, indicates that the parents agree about the application.

g.    In the case of separated parents when the Courts have decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases, the relative and most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented.
 The application is invalid if one parent disagrees or is uninformed and has not    given his/ her consent.

Other Documents required when applying with the following criteria:

għ.   If applying according to the Criterion for Children from Church Homes:

A Declaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home. This Declaration is to be made on the same day of the application. The preferred choice of school is also to be indicated.

The Declaration may be downloaded from here.

h. If applying according to the Siblings Criterion:

i.   The Birth Certificate from the Public Registry of the other sibling/s already  attending a Church School.  

ii.  A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents;

iii. In the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child is also required.

iv. When applying according to paragraphs 1ċ ii,iii and iv, custody documents AND a Declaration under oath in front of a notary (paragraph 1ċ) are also required.

ħ. One needs to attach these documents according to the case:

i. A written explanation about the case

ii. Relevant certificates including the end-of-year result if available

iii. The Statement of Needs issued by the Statementing Moderating Panel and IEP

iv. When the case has not been concluded with the Statementing Moderating Panel of the Department of Education, a copy of the application to the Statementing Board, or a report by an educational psychologist detailing the needs of the boy/girl, is to be presented

v. The Statement of Needs, for applicants whose statementing is in process, has to be forwarded to the Admissions Office once this is received from the Statementing Board.

vi. The application for the request of the removal for the support of an L.S.E.

vii. Applications with a Statement of Needs that reads “Leaner needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho- educational report.

i. Applications who have allergies and / or might need to use an Epi-Pen need to present the latest medical documents accordingly.

j. Documents which are not submitted with the application need to be submitted online on this link: https://knisja.mt/forms/cs-missing-documents/
Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications has to be submitted by the 31st January 2023 and all documents for Third Criteria has to be submitted by the 31st March 2023. In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.

APPLICATIONS – SECOND CRITERIA AND CRITERION 1h: OTHER APPLICATIONS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • Online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
    from Wednesday 1 February to Tuesday 14 February,2023
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0271 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m from Wednesday 1 February to Tuesday 14 February, 2023.

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

This information will be required while filling the online application:

  • Child’s name and surname, Child’s ID Card Number, Child’s Date of Birth, Child’s gender, Address, Locality and Post Code, Home telephone number, Mother’s name and surname, Mother’s mobile phone, Father’s name and surname, Father’s ID Card Number, Father’s mobile phone, Mother or Father’s email address.

Those applying under Criterion 1h need to upload the documents of the criterion they were eligible for.

Documents to be uploaded with application:

  • The child’s birth certificate from the Public Registry.
  • If applying under the siblings’ criteria: birth certificate of the sibling already in a Church school in Gozo.
  • Those applying for Form 1 need to also upload the Declaration for Educational Programme.

    The Educational Programme Declaration, filled by the Head of School, indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE or has started the process for statementing.

    This Declaration may be downloaded from here.

    In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements, is supported by an LSE or has started the process for statementing. If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited even if they have already occurred.

    For the application to be valid, the Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than the 5th April 2023, If this is not submitted, then the Registration will be invalid.     

Required Information according to the Application Criteria

  • Those applying under the Criteria of Students in Year 6 Primary Gozo Church Schools must specify the name of the school the student is currently attending. This information will also be verified with the school.
  • Those applying under the Criteria of employee must specify the name of the school s/he is employed with or the Secretariat for Catholic Education. This information will be verified with the school and the Secretariat for Catholic Education.
  • Those applying under the Sibling Criteria must specify in which church school the sibling is attending. This information will be verified with the school.
  • Those applying under Criteria 1f for Laura Vicuna need to indicate so on the application and upload a copy of the parents’ Identity Cards.
  • Those applying under Serious Case Criteria who need the support of an LSE or as a Social case or as an Asylum Seeker need to upload documents and/or certificates relevant with the case.
  • In the case of separated parents when the Court has decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases the relative and most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented.
  • When applying according to paragraphs 1ċ ii, iii and iv, these documents are also required:
    • A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents
    • Custody documents
    • AND a Declaration under oath in front of a notary (see regulations paragraph 1c).

Documents which are not submitted with the application need to be submitted online on this link: https://knisja.mt/forms/cs-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications have to be submitted by the 31st January 2023 and all documents for Second Criteria have to be submitted by the 5th April 2023.  In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.

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