Overview

The Government, through the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, currently provides free transportation to students in compulsory schooling and kindergarten, attending State, Church and Independent Schools. School transport for state schools currently services over 980 routes daily, providing transport to approximately 14,700 students.

What you'll get

All school transport vehicles which will be used for the scheme are compliant and approved to carry school children by the national competent authority, Transport Malta.

Eligibility

•    Kindergarten and Primary Schools – Students residing more than one (1) kilometre away from the school of their locality of residence are eligible to apply for the school transport service.
•    Middle and Secondary Schools – Students residing more than one (1) kilometre away from the middle school or secondary school of their respective College are eligible to apply for the school transport service.
•    Schools Offering Specialised Programmes –
•    Students attending the National Sports School (Pembroke),
•    Malta Visual & Performing Arts School (Hamrun),
•    Alternative Learning Programme (Paola),
•    Learning Support Centres in (Gzira/Cospicua/Fortini/Naxxar/Hamrun /Zebbug),
•    Resource Centres (Wardija/Hamrun/Qrendi/ Pembroke/ Sannat)
•    Migrant Hubs are eligible to apply for the school transport service irrespective of their locality of residence.
•    Exceptions are treated on a case by case basis. Kindly contact the School Transport Unit for more information.
•    Students are Maltese residents. (Students in hold of a diplomatic ID need to contact school transport for further information)
•    Student resides within the geographical catchment area of the school
•    Student attends a school that is listed as a licensed school of Malta/ Gozo, as issued by MEYR
•    The free state school transport adopts a ‘one address per child’ policy – hence the pick–up/ drop–off to a different address is not allowed.
•    Out of Locality – Eligibility for free school transport for out-of-locality students depends on whether the student is enrolled in a Sports Career Development Programme (SCDP) or a Vocational and / or Applied Education Training subject option which is not offered at the Middle or Secondary school at the college covering their primary residence locality. For reasons not listed above,  out of locality transport is to be requested through the school. The school will provide a report indicating why the said student should be treated as an exception,  together with required documents that support the request. The application will be reviewed and vetted by the Head of School Transport on a case by case basis. The decision of the School Transport Unit is final.
•    It is the responsibility of the parents to be with their child during pick-up and drop-off at their designated points.

 

How to apply

You may apply online here.

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