(Above: An architectural visualisation of IES Vallentuna.)
Internationella Engelska Skolan today announced that it will open two new schools. IES Kungsbacka and IES Vallentuna will bring the total number of IES schools in Sweden to 39.
Interest lists for both schools are open now and parents can apply for a place for their child:
- Vallentuna: https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=iesvall
- Kungsbacka: https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=ieskung
Cecilia Marlow, Interim CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan comments: “Together with Nystad, we are happy to be part of these municipalities’ investments in more schools and quality education for all students, regardless of background. Many parents in Vallentuna and Kungsbacka have been requesting an IES school and it is therefore gratifying that we will now be able to offer these students a really good education in a safe and peaceful learning environment.”
IES Vallentuna is planned as a school for 380 children from grade six to grade nine, which will open in August 2020. It is anticipated that the school will open with grades 6-8 during the first year of operation, becoming a 6-9 school the following year. We will also explore the possibility of adding years F-5 in the future.
IES Kungsbacka is planned as a school for 900 children from förskoleklass to grade nine, which will open in August 2021. It is anticipated that the school will open with grades F-8 during the first year of operation, becoming a full F-9 school the following year.
Both schools will follow the IES Ethos, offering students a safe and calm learning environment, in a bilingual school which will help them to command both the English and Swedish languages, and where they can grow to meet their full academic potential.
Once all the requirements to open a school are in place, including permission from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate, Skolinspetionen, these two interest lists will be converted into an official queue, and the date that families registered will become their queue date.
The queues for our schools operate on a first come, first-served basis, and those who apply sooner are more likely to be offered a place. It is likely that the intake process will happen in the spring before the school opens.