Quality Report for Internationella Engelska Skolan 2022-2023

Welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan’s quality report covering the 2022–2023 academic year.


IES was founded 30 years ago as an organisation based on respect for our students and an aspiration to provide a school life that equips them with the best possible tools for adulthood – in the form of both knowledge and social skills. Every student must be given the chance to reach their full potential, irrespective of their background. Succeeding in this objective is our primary measure of quality.

We have worked systematically with our quality processes over many years so that we can analyse our progress and identify where there is room for improvement. These processes have been developed and refined throughout the three decades we’ve been operating. Since the 2020-2021 academic year we have summarised our work in this annual quality report.

We have grown continuously ever since we were established in 1993 and we are currently one of the largest independent schools in Sweden, with 46 schools and 32,000 students. One of the reasons for our success is that we see to the needs of each individual, and never give up on any student. Those who need support should be supported, and those who need to be challenged should be challenged.

Our organisation is founded on three strong principles that together form our ethos, in other words, our convictions. One of these is to have high academic expectations of every student. Another is to give the students an opportunity not only to learn English, but to gain such a good command of the language that they can continue to study and work in English – the key to the world. We also constantly strive to create a safe and calm environment that fosters learning.

As our organisation enters its fourth decade, we continue our efforts to continuously improve quality and become an even better school for our students. Schools fulfil one of the most important functions in society, and a high level of quality in schooling is essential to our children’s future prospects.