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More IES students continue to qualify for further study

More IES students continue to qualify for further study

The proportion of students from Internationella Engelska Skolan who qualify for upper secondary school remains well above average, according to statistics from the National Agency for Education (Skolverket). Among IES students who graduated this spring, 96.6 per cent were eligible to study a vocational programme, and 93.6 per cent were eligible to apply for a theoretical programme.

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Barbara Bergström honoured with medal

Barbara Bergström honoured with medal

Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet recognised the contribution that Barbara Bergström has made to Swedish education during a ceremony in Stockholm

During a ceremony on 16 September Barbara Bergström, founder of IES, was presented with the Fostrargärningsmedalj from Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet (Swedish Royal Patriotic Society Medal for Education and Formation). This was announced in June.

During the ceremony Mrs Bergström gave a speech in Swedish about what “Fostran” means.

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Four new IES schools have now opened

Four new IES schools have now opened

This August more than two thousand new students started learning with Internationella Engelska Skolan in Kungsbacka, Sigtuna (pictured above), Solna and Värmdö.

Internationella Engelska Skolan opened four new schools in August 2021, bringing the total number of IES schools to 43, from Skellefteå in the north to Lund in the south.

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The Swedish Schools Inspectorate has approved the changes in the ownership structure of Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate has approved the changes in the ownership structure of Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) has today announced that it has completed an ownership and management review (ägar- och ledningsprövning) and approved the change in Internationella Engelska Skolan’s (IES) ownership structure where Paradigm Capital AG is the new main owner via two investment funds together with the IES founders' foundation, The Hans and Barbara Bergstrom Foundation. Together, they own 75 percent of the votes in IES. 

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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 28 000 students attend our 39 schools around the country.

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Careers

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.