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About the School


St Benedict’s College Boys’ Secondary welcomed its first student intake of just over 300 students in September 2005. A few months later, on May 4, 2006, the school was then officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi.

Today the school has reached its full capacity with a population of over 900 students and a staff of over 150 teachers and learning support assistants. St Benedict's College Boys' Secondary has now become the first school in Malta to offer education to both Junior Lyceum and Area Secondary students at all the five levels of compulsory secondary schooling. Mr Raymond Portelli is the current Head of School after succeeding Mr Joseph Micallef in 2008.

The school is one of thirteen schools, both primary and secondary, forming Kulleġġ San Benedittu. It acts as a receiving school for boys hailing from the eight Southwest villages of Birżebbuġa, Żurrieq, Għaxaq, Gudja, Mqabba, Qrendi, Safi and Kirkop. The school was named after Saint Benedict who is a well-known figure in our religious history and patron saint of Europe.

St. Benedict's College, Boys’ Secondary is a three-storey building, long labelled as the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS) flagship, it being the first New School building by FTS.

The entire school is fully accessible for persons with special needs, offering sanitary facilities on each level and two lifts linking all floors. The school also offers a 7-a-side synthetic turf football pitch with a 6-lane, 200-metre athletics’ track. Moreover, the School will shortly be complemented by a new three-storey block which includes the school hall, canteen, library and teaching areas. A new sports hall, adjacent to this building, has also been constructed.