The Admission Regulations for Church Schools for the scholastic year 2022-2023 will be published on Tuesday 16th November 2021, and are available here. There will be a total of 1,848 vacant places for students (1,596 in Malta and 252 in Gozo). All applications will be accepted online. Applications for ‘Criteria 1’ are to be submitted between the 23rd November and 2nd December 2021. Applications for ‘Other Applicants’ can be submitted between the 1st and 14th February 2022. The list of required documents, application dates and other information is provided in the regulations which will be available online.
The admission process for Church schools in Malta determines admission at first‑year and second‑year kindergarten, first‑year primary and first‑year secondary. This year, St Monica School in Gżira will also be accepting students in Year 4. Applications under ‘Criteria 1’ in Malta include children who are in Church homes, children of Church school employees and of the Secretariat for Catholic Education, siblings of students at the same school, transfer from other schools of the same religious congregation, and students attending Church schools without continuity.
A number of places will also be allocated to children considered to be serious cases, and for which specific regulations apply. Serious cases include students who have or will require the support of an LSE, social cases and children who are seeking asylum. Serious cases follow a parallel process to the other applications.
The admission process for Church schools in Gozo determines admission at first‑year kindergarten and first‑year secondary. Applications under ‘Criteria 1’ for schools in Gozo include students who are in Year 6, children of employees in Church schools, siblings of students at the same school, social cases, children who are seeking asylum, applicants from Għasri, and applicants for St Francis Nadur Kindergarten. Applicants who are statemented and fall under the above criteria, apply under the same regulations.
The number of vacant places for admission into Church schools in Malta for scholastic the year 2022-2023 is:
The number of vacant places for admission into Church schools in Gozo for scholastic the year 2022-2023 is:
Church schools admission in 2021
For the current scholastic year (2021-2022), the Secretariat for Catholic Education received 3,698 applications for 1,701 places available in different levels and schools in Malta. Once again, the demand for Church schools in Malta saw more than twice as many applications as places available. The Secretariat also received 300 applications for 244 vacant places in Church schools in Gozo. Ballots and school registrations were carried out online.