Church Schools

CHURCH SCHOOLS ENTRY MALTA – ADMISSION SCHOLASTIC YEAR 2024-2025

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. 

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 hereunder. 

For general information about admission to Church schools contact us at [email protected] or 2203 9360 between 7:30 and 15:00, weekdays.

Late Other Applications’ are being received between 20th and 29th February 2024.

All relevant information is available in the Admission Regulations which are available here.

St Francis Kinder 1 Ballot results

Click here to watch ballot
Click here to download the results for the First ballot
Click here to download the results for the Second ballot
Click here to download the results for the Third ballot
Click here to download the results for the Fourth ballot
Click here to download the results for the Fifth ballot

First Criteria Applicants

Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Church Schools in Gozo

Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Kinder 1

Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Kinder 2

Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Year 1 Boys
Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Year 1 Girls

Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Form 1 Boys
Click here to download the list of First Criteria Applicants for Form 1 Girls

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 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 Form 1

Click here to download the circular containing information regarding vacancies for Serious Cases


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


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
Children of Employees in Another School
Social Cases of children under Care Order living in the same house and one of them attending a Church School. (Paragraph 1a-1ġ & 1i)

from Tuesday 21 November to Thursday 30 November 2023

  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224,
    between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m on the days of application.
  • Applications cannot be downloaded.

LATE APPLICATIONS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASE

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

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
  • From Thursday 7 December to Thursday 14 December, 2023
  • In case of difficulty during the filling of the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224 between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. on the days of application

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 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 (1a) or Criterion for Social Cases of children under Care Order (1i):

A Declaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Home / Residential Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home / Residential 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 Year 5 and Year 6 Exam end of year results 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. which would have been presented to the Statementing Moderating Panel by the 31st October 2023.

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/csm-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications has to be submitted by the 31st January 2024 and all documents for Third Criteria has to be submitted by the 31st March 2024. 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 (Paragraph 1a-1g) will be held:

  • Online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
  • from Tuesday, 21st  November till Thursday, 30th  November 2023.
  • Parents may phone our support line on 7999 0224 between 9:00am and 2:00pm, during the days of application, for any queries they might have while applying.

APPLICATIONS LATE PHASE – FIRST CRITERIA: MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
  • from Thursday 7 December to Thursday 14 December, 2023
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224 on the days of application between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.
  • 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 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 hasstarted the process for statementing. If there is a discrepancy between theparents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances availableaccording 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 2024, 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 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/csg-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications have to be submitted by the 31st January 2024 and all documents for Second Criteria have to be submitted by the 5th April 2024.  In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.

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

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
  • From Thursday 1 February to Wednesday 14 February, 2024
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224 between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m on the days of application.

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

  • Online on https://church.mt/applications
  • Tuesday 20 February to Thursday 29 February, 2024
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m on the days of application.

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 (1a) or Criterion for Social Cases of children under Care Order (1i):

A Declaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Church Home / of the Residential Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home / Residential 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 Year 5 and Year 6 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. which would have been presented to the Statementing Moderating Panel by the 31st October 2023.

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/csm-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications has to be submitted by the 31st January 2024 and all documents for Third Criteria has to be submitted by the 31st March 2024. 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 Thursday 1 February to Wednesday 14 February, 2024
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m on the days of application.

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

  • Online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
  • from Tuesday 20 February to Thursday 29 February, 2024
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m on the days of application.

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 2024, 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 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/csg-missing-documents/

Unless indicated otherwise, all documents for First Criteria applications have to be submitted by the 31st January 2024 and all documents for Second Criteria have to be submitted by the 5th April 2024.  In case these are not sent, the application will be invalid.



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