Three new IES schools announced

Three new IES schools announced

An early concept sketch of how the school in Södra Änggården might look, by Okidoki Arkitekter


We are happy to announce plans to open three new schools, in Östersund and Upplands Väsby in August 2020, and Södra Änggården in Gothenburg in August 2022.

Cecilia Marlow, Interim CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “Over the next few years close to 1,000 new schools need to be built in Sweden for the increasing number of children reaching school age. This is major challenge for many municipalities, financially as well as practically. That’s why we’re pleased to be able to announce three new schools that will complement each municipality’s own schools. We look forward to welcoming all students to modern premises where, in a safe and calm learning environment, they can be motivated to do their best.”

The school in Östersund will be centrally located, in the former Palmcrantzskolan building. Opening is planned for the 2020/21 academic year, and the school will be a compulsory school with two parallel classes for grades F–9, and will accommodate approximately 600 students when fully developed.

Families interested to place their children in the queue for the school in Östersund can now do so at this link: https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=iesost

The school in Upplands Väsby is located in a quiet neighbourhood with several green areas. The school is scheduled for completion by the 2020/21 academic year and will be a compulsory school with two parallel classes for grades F–9. When fully developed, the school will accommodate approximately 600 students.

An interest list has also been opened for the school in Upplands Väsby, and families can register here: https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=iesuppl . Once all the requirements to open a school are in place, including permission from the Swedish Schools Inspectorate, Skolinspetionen, this interest list will be converted into an official queue, and the date that families registered will become their queue date.

The school in Gothenburg (architect's visualisation above) is located just west of the city centre, in Södra Änggården, which is an entirely new neighbourhood that is equally close to nature and the city. The area is part of a project conducted by the City of Gothenburg in close partnership with municipal, private and cooperative players in the construction industry and encompasses a large number of residential properties. Completion of the school is planned for the 2022/23 academic year. It will be a compulsory school with three parallel classes for grades F–9, and will accommodate approximately 900 students when fully developed.

A queue for the school in Södra Änggården will be opened closer to the planned opening, if you would like to be informed when the queue opens please email info@engelska.se 

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. The first offers of places are usually sent out in the spring before the school opens.

As the projects progress we will launch websites for each school, which will provide more information to families in the local area.

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