In Malta schools are divided into three categories: state schools, church schools and independent schools.
State schools are free to all students and can be found in all the main towns or villages in Malta and Gozo. Transport to and from school is also free, as are books and other school materials. Parents will, however, need to buy their children’s school uniform.
Both church schools and independent schools offer pre-primary to upper secondary education. Both types are regulated by the Ministry of Education.