Swedish Schools Inspectorate’s regular inspection completed: 90% of IES schools entirely free of criticism

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate’s regular inspection of Internationella Engelska Skolan was completed according to plan in June 2017. Inspection of free schools is carried out every three years and encompasses all the schools operated by the principal. Where municipalities act as the principal, inspections are carried out every five years and only encompass 20% of schools.

The basic inspection of IES compulsory schools showed that 23 of 24 schools were entirely free of criticism. One school was notified of a minor shortcoming, which is now being remedied. This means that 96% of IES schools were entirely free of criticism, which can be compared to the national average after basic inspection of 74%.

In the five compulsory schools the Swedish Schools Inspectorate selected for more detailed inspection, three were found to be entirely without criticism, while two received limited and justified criticism which is now being addressed. 

There was no criticism of Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet. 

Overall, the Swedish Schools Inspectorate reported that 27 of 30 IES schools, i.e. 90%, were entirely without criticism. With regard to the principal, Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sverige AB, the Swedish Schools Inspectorate had no criticisms of the organization’s academic results, education in English or initiatives to ensure an orderly environment in schools. In its decisions regarding the principal, the Swedish Schools Inspectorate requires further development of after-school centres and the use of psychologists in preventative student healthcare. It also noted that two of the 30 principals do not have teacher training qualifications. They have leadership backgrounds in other forms.

“The positive results are evidence of our efforts to provide our students with the best possible education and training for the future,” commented Ralph Riber, CEO and President of Internationella Engelska Skolan. 

“I would like to thank our very competent principals, teachers and other staff who provide the education that Internationella Engelska Skolan stands for.”