Primary, Middle and Secondary State Schools are grouped into Colleges. There are eleven Colleges, each headed by a College Principal. Each school is managed by the Head of School, followed by the Assistant Heads.
Education in Malta is compulsory between the ages of 5 and 16 years. Kindergarten caters for the age group from 3 to 4 years, primary schooling from 5 to 10 years while middle and secondary schooling spans the ages of 11 to 16 years.
Most School Calendars are available through this (EduMalta.gov.mt) website. Just search the school name, and upon clicking “More Details”, you will be able to view the school information including the school calendar (if made available). If these are not available, we would suggest you speak to the school administration.
Click on the website’s menu and select “Schools”. Search for the required school, click on the school you wish to contact and all information can be found there.
Your town of residence will be the principal criterion for the choice of Primary schooling for your child.
You can only school your child in a school which is not in your town of residence if the College Principal of this school allows this. The College Principal may not be able to accept your request. His/her decision is final.
In the case of Secondary schooling, students normally attend the corresponding school within the same College.
Considering the large influx of newcomer learners in Maltese schools, it may be in your interest to consult with the school of the locality where you are planning to reside and to confirm that the school has available places before you enter commitments about your residence. The number of children in classes and schools is very strictly regulated in Malta.
ENTRY INTO KINDERGARTEN in all State Schools in Malta is only possible in October and February. No children are admitted into classes at other times. For more specific information about the closing dates for admission you are kindly requested to contact the office of the College Principal of your locality of residence or the office of the Migrant Learners’ Unit.
In the case of Primary Schooling, registration for EU citizens is done directly at the Primary School of the town of residence.
In the case of Secondary Schooling, it may be advisable to go to the Office of the College Principal who will direct you to the Middle School or the Senior School of the College. Click here to see List of College Principals.
Non-EU citizens carry out the registration for all levels of schooling at the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE), Floriana.
You will need to arrange an appointment by phoning. Details are available in the “Contact” section within this website. You may also wish tohb go personally to the MEDE to ask for an appointment with the personnel responsible for registration.
You will need to present:
The school will ask if you have any records of past schooling of your child.
The school will also ask you about the medical history of your child (such as allergies, susceptibility to fits, etc). It is in the interests of your child that you inform the school of such conditions.
Essential and/or technical documentation will need to be translated into English or Maltese with a legal verification.