Church Schools

First Criteria Applications are now being received:


Brief guide to the Church school admissions process


Regulations for Church School Admissions 2022-2023

Admission into Church schools in Malta and Gozo, in the years of admission, are determined by the Regulations published below. The years of admission for Malta are, first and second year kindergarten, first year primary and Year 7 / Form 1 secondary. This year, admission for Year 4 Girls, is also regulated by the Regulations published on this page. For Gozo, the years of admission are first year kindergarten and first year secondary. Admission in other years is the responsability of each school. The Secretariat for Catholic Education takes care of the transfer of students from St Francis Kindergartens to St Francis Primaries.

Church Schools Admission is related to the year of birth.  Applications for admission at the different levels proceeds according to the instructions given hereunder.


Application process details

Applications for 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 (Para. 1a-1ġ)

  • online on https://church.mt/applications from Tuesday 23 November to Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 7786 5241 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m from Tuesday 23 November to Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Applications cannot be downloaded.

HELPLINE BEFORE THE OPENING OF APPLICATIONS – SERIOUS CASES:

Serious Cases – First Criteria:

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 (Para. 1a-1ġ)

  • Parents may phone our support line on 7999 0224 and 7951 5491 on Thursday 18 November and Friday 19 November between 8:30 a.m and 2:30 p.m for any questions they might have before applying.

  LATE APPLICATIONS

  Late Applications of Criteria 1 (Para. 1 a-ġ):

  • online on https://church.mt/applications
  • from Thursday 9 December to Wednesday 15 December, 2021
  • In case of difficulty during the filling of the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491  and 7786 5241 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.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.

Documents to be uploaded with application:

a.Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.
b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.
ċ. 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 guardians 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.

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. 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 two days before the School Registration, for the application to be valid.  If this is not submitted, then the application will be incomplete and hence 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; and
iii. In the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child.
iv. Custody documents when applying for half siblings
ħ. Applicants with a Statement of Needs that reads “Learner’s needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho-educational report.
i. If applying as Serious 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.

Applications for Entry into Kindergarten 1 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, social cases and asylum seekers will be held (Paragraph 1a-1g):

  • online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications from Tuesday 23 November to Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Parents may phone our support line on 7999 0271 from Thursday 23 November till Thursday 2 December between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m 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 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.

  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.

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 Courts 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.
  • In the case of siblings when one of the parents is not common for both (half sibling) we require a copy of both parents’ identity cards, sibling’s custody documents and sibling’s birth certificate.

APPLICATIONS

  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 7786 5241 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 14 February, 2022

HELPLINE BEFORE THE OPENING OF APPLICATIONS – SERIOUS CASES:

  • Parents may phone our support line on 7999 0224 and 7951 5491 on Friday
    28 January and Monday 31 January between 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m for any questions they might have before applying.

LATE APPLICATIONS

  • online on https://church.mt/applications
  • Tuesday 22 February to Monday 28 February, 2022
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 u 7786 5241 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.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.

Documents to be uploaded with application:

a. Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.
b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.
ċ. 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 guardians 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.

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. 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 two days before the School Registration, for the application to be valid.  If this is not submitted, then the application will be incomplete and hence 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; and
iii. In the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child.
iv. Custody documents when applying for half siblings
ħ. Applicants with a Statement of Needs that reads “Learner’s needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho-educational report.
i. If applying as Serious 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.

APPLICATIONS

  • online on https://church.mt/gozoapplications
  • from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 14 February, 2022
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0271 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m from Tuesday 1 February to Monday 14 February, 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 or Father’s email address.

  Documents to be uploaded with application:

  • The child’s birth certificate from the Public Registry.
  • 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 Courts 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.
  • In the case of siblings when one of the parents is not common for both (half sibling) we require a copy of both parents’ identity cards, sibling’s custody documents and sibling’s birth certificate.


The fee on application is €20.
The fee for late applications is €25.
A registration fee of €50 is paid on enrollment.

These fees are charged to help cover administrative costs.

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