Admission Criteria

Entry into the Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Education Resource Centre in Wardija is accessible to 16 year old students with a statement of needs, coming from all over Malta, who followed their compulsory educational experience in an education resource centre or in mainstream schools and who are approved by a specialised Team of professionals.

We cater for students who experience difficulties that can be classified under the following seven broad categories:

  • Intellectual disability;
  • Specific learning difficulties;
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties;
  • Communication difficulties;
  • Sensory difficulties;
  • Physical disability;
  • Multiple disabilities.

The Young Adult Education Centre continues to build on the experiences and achievements already gained by the students at Primary and Secondary levels whether in mainstream or in Education Resource Centres. It also serves as a bridge and as a centre for transition, where necessary, so that students can move on to further educational institutions or vocational training.

Parents and their children are given the opportunity to visit Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre before being admitted. This is an important part of the admission process as it gives the student an opportunity to familiarize with the centre and also enables parents to meet the teaching staff.   An appointment is made through the Transition Coordinator and school INCO.  In the mean time a Profile document is filled by mainstream staff in order to obtain the best available information about the prospective student.  This is then sent to the Centre administration.

Prior to regular admission a transition period is worked out with our Transition Teacher who plans a programme so that the student has a smooth transition into the centre.

After admission, parents are invited to come to the resource centre to discuss with the Class Teacher how their child has settled in.

For further information on admissions you may either contact the school 21573989/21573244 or the Student Services Department (21228349/50).

More information about Special needs education in Malta can be viewed here .


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