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.
"We know the level of interest in our school is high and soon we hope to sign a contract about the school building once we have made a formal decision to open a new school in Skellefteå. We look forward to driving this project forward and hope to open a new school which will provide a fantastic alternative for hundreds of students in Västerbotten while at the same time complimenting the schools run by the local municipalities."
More information will come in due course, but in the meantime families are now able to express interest in a place at the school using the link below.
Please Note: We are not able to guarantee that the school will open until we secure all necessary permissions. As such, at this point applications are currently to express interest in the school, rather than to officially join a queue.
We will only be able to officially open the queue once plans and permits are in place and the school's status is assured. Once all of these steps are in place the expressions of interest which will be converted into queue places, with the date of application honoured and student places allocated on a first-come first-served basis.