Handaq is an area in Qormi. Situated on the left side of Mdina Road in Qormi. It used to be a rural area with a few farms. In the 19th century, the British established a barracks up the hill. Between January 1947 and July 1978 Handaq was Royal Naval School Tal-Handaq. The site re-opened as a new school in September 1981 as the Liceo Vassalli Junior Lyceum.