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    Children should learn to command the English language, not just know it, at an early age.

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    Order, structure and safety are necessary prerequisites for learning.

  • High Academic Expectations

    Our conviction is that every child can achieve success irrespective of social background.

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IES to open new school in Luleå

IES to open new school in Luleå

Families can now choose Internationella Engelska Skolan in Luleå for their children as a new school will open in August 2019.

Once it is fully up and running the planned school for students from Luleå and the surrounding area will have space for 18 classes, in grades 4-9, meaning around 540 students.

Families can now register interest for a proposed IES school in Skellefteå

Families can now register interest for a proposed IES school in Skellefteå

Skellefteå municipality has announced that it would welcome Internationella Engelska Skolan, IES, to open a school in the city in 2019 and has invited IES to run such a school in the former buildings of Brännanskolan. The move would be dependent on a contract being signed following a formal decision from IES.

Jörgen Stenquist, Vice CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “We have wanted to open a school in Skellefteå for a number of years, and we are delighted by the enthusiastic welcome that we have received from families, politicians and the local business community.  Skellefteå is a town with a bright future, working to attract multinational companies and with that comes the need for a first-class education. We want to be part of the solution, providing the quality education which is needed."

Independent review carried out by Friskolornas Riksförbund

The association of Swedish Free Schools, Friskolornas Riksförbund, has commissioned auditors Deloitte to carry out an independent review of 20 municipalities, in order to determine the extent to which funding principles are applied consistently.

The review has revealed differences in the way municipalities interpret the rules under which they must operate, leading to different models for resource allocation and for decisions about the school voucher level.

Sweden Needs More Teachers - IES Can Help

Sweden Needs More Teachers - IES Can Help

One of the most important education questions under discussion at Almedalen 2018 has been how Sweden will find the 77,000 extra teachers which are needed.

The lack of teachers across the country was the focus of a seminar organised by Friskolornas Riksförbund, where Damian Brunker, head of academics for Internationella Engelska Skolan joined other key figures


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Recognising Talent

Coming to work for Internationella Engelska Skolan could just be the first step in your career with us. The organisation has a proven track record of promoting key staff from within and prides itself on recognising talent.

Welcome From The Founder

To speak English "well" is not enough in today´s world, writes Ms Barbara Bergström, the American science teacher who founded the English School in 1993.

Young Swedes should acquire a total inner security when speaking English. Our schools offer the best environment for achieving this. An important part of our success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. Schools should have a calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.

These founding ideas have laid a solid ground for success. Internationella Engelska Skolan is today the largest free school organization at the compulsory level ("Grundskolan") in Sweden. Some 24 000 students attend our 34 schools around the country.

Read more here.


We recruit the best teachers from around the world.

Our schools are places where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is possible  because of the strong emphasis Internationella Engelska Skolan places on creating a safe and calm environment which is conducive to teaching and learning. That environment helps everyone to concentrate on their lessons.

All of our staff pull together to create the best learning environment through the school so that rather than using time and energy to establish the preconditions for learning, our teachers are able to step into the classroom knowing that their lessons will start on time and then run smoothly and without disruption.

School Profile


Internationella Engelska Skolan in Eskilstuna Internationella Engelska Skolan in Eskilstuna started our first school year the autumn of 2006 and had approximately 380 students in classes 6-9 during the first year. The school...
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