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IES student among Junior Academy winners

Alice Forslund, a 13-year old student at IES Johannesberg, was part of the winning team in the Intelligent Homes & Health challenge in the Junior Academy. Her team has competed with another 89 international teams and more than 400 students from around the world.

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We will continue to publish statistics about our schools

On Tuesday, December 17, a ruling was published following an appeal by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner, SKR), against the decision of Statistics Sweden (SCB) not to provide information about, among other things, grades and student composition at free schools in cases where there is only one free school in a municipality.

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National Tests see IES students shine

National Tests see IES students shine

Figures for 2019 have now been released by the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket). They show that a greater proportion of Internationella Engelska Skolan students have again managed to achieve top grades (A-C) for every subject tested, when compared to the average for Sweden, the average for municipal schools, and the average for free schools.

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IES får inga hyresrabatter eller mark från kommuner

I flera artiklar de senaste dagarna har olika skribenter påstått att IES får hyresrabatter och/eller rabatterad mark från kommuner och därmed gynnas på ett otillbörligt sätt. Detta stämmer inte vilket vi har påtalat för dessa media. Vi får lokalkostnadsersättning från respektive kommun enligt de lagar och regler som gäller. Vi köper ingen mark från kommuner utan tecknar hyresavtal med olika byggföretag som köper mark. 

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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 25 600 students attend our 36 schools around the country.

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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.

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