A safe and calm environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. Our school is bilingual and teaches students from year F to 9.

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Life at school

At IES in Eskilstuna we see the student as a whole, each with individual needs and individual ways of learning - our aim is to meet all of these needs and to make sure every student is stimulated and engaged in their learning to give all the best possible foundation for their future. We always strive for a zero-failure goal with all graduating 9th grade students.

Each student has a mentor who follows their progress both academically and socially to give them support when and where needed. Written assessments are given continuously throughout the year to monitor development and from year 6 grades are given in accordance with Swedish School Law. “Surgeries” are held by teachers after school hours so that the students have a possibility to receive extra support with their homework or other school work - a resource that is valuable both for those who need help and those who simply need to challenge themselves.

Support from Special educators, School nurses and Counselor is of course always available as well. Parents and students (from grade 3) all have their own username to our web based school system where you can follow attendance, results, lesson plans, homework, news from the school and everything school related.

Our teachers are recruited from all corners of the world, within Sweden and internationally, to find the most competent and best-equipped pedagogues for each subject. As up to 50% of our subjects are taught in English from year 5 we seek to provide native-speaking English teachers - these subjects are focused on Mathematics, Science, Aesthetics and of course English. One of our organizational policies is to have all graduating grade 9 students fully bilingual. To achieve this we gradually introduce English-speaking pedagogues already from grade 1.
The international compilation of staff helps to give the students a cultural width and perspective.

Besides from all of this a life at IES in Eskilstuna also entails;

A fully equipped Library - constantly developing according to popular demand
A diverse and inviting schoolyard for all ages
Student Lounge at SR school - a place for students to socialize, play pool, foosball or board games, find support in between classes
IES Primary Club and Junior Club - before and after school care for grades 1-5 open 06:30-18:00
School Choir for both JR and SR students
Other after school activities are started and organised on a voluntary basis by our great teachers! Often the activities are an extension of a teacher's interest or something that has been asked for from a lot of students. Activities that have been offered are, for example, cheerleading, chess club and American football.

To commemorate each school year we end it with a formal prom for the graduating grade 9s and an exceptional End of Year Ceremony - to celebrate the year that has passed and to send the graduating classes off with good wishes for a bright future!

See frequently asked questions about life at our school

You will have regular contact with your child’s mentor, and they can be a useful link between you and other staff at the school. If you need to get in touch with a specific teacher or the principal, you can reach out to them through the school’s reception.
We do educate students with special needs. Our schools are open to everyone. We ask parents to let us know as soon as possible of any special needs or requirements for special assistance so that we can plan effectively and make sure the right resources are in place to help your child succeed.

Dress code is not a term we use within IES. Our school rules are drawn up in accordance with Swedish school law and are updated every year in consultation with the student council. They do not cover students' clothing.

We will monitor your child’s progress continuously and provide written assessments of their progress to you. Grading is mandatory for students in grades 6 to 9, who receive mid-term reports as well as grades at the end of term, in accordance with the law. For parents and students in years 4 to 5, reports are given four times a year.

All F-3 students and parents receive regular feedback on progress during development talks, but grades are not set for these year-groups.

We hold development talks twice a year. As a family you will receive a card to fill in, two weeks before the talk is held, so that you have time to talk with your child and make your own determination of their progress. You can then sign up for a suitable time at school to meet with your child’s mentor and other members of staff.  The report prepared by the family is compared with the teachers’ report during the development talk, providing a solid base for discussion. Everyone works to ensure that the meeting has beneficial results for the students.



Part of our promise to families is to provide a safe and calm environment where everyone can focus on teaching and learning. That environment is something that we need all of our students to help nurture, by behaving responsibly and recognising that school is their workplace.  Students have a right to expect that everyone around them will abide by the rules. These rules are set by the principal following discussion with the student council and staff.  

Boundaries are also important for children as they grow and develop. By setting clear boundaries and following up on these we can help students to explore their own values, and who they want to develop into, in a structured way.

Our schools follow the same holidays as their home municipality, and this is our aim when setting term dates. Any differences, such as in service days, will be noted in the school calendar at the start of term.
Homework is a useful tool to help reinforce the learning which is carried out in the classroom. Students are given homework each week, though the amount of time needed will vary by age, subject and student.

Many students are active in the student council, which is elected at the start of the new school year, and which meets with the principal and assistant principal on a regular basis.

We always welcome feedback from our students, whether they are part of the student council or communicate feedback via their mentor or another staff member. Everything we do in our schools is for the benefit of students, and their point of view is important to us.

Most of our schools have an active Parent / Teacher Association (PTA). These groups form a close working relationship with school management, and are a real boost to any school - bringing families and educators together and contributing greatly to the school’s sense of community. If your school doesn’t have a PTA, and you would like to start one, why not approach your principal and get the ball rolling.
How your child gets to school is up to you, some students arrive by public transport, some walk or cycle, and some are given a lift.
If you believe your child might be entitled to a bus card you should contact your home municipality since this is a matter for the municipality and not the school.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of education for all our students, and we value your feedback.

Click here to learn about our complaints process and to submit a complaint on the central IES website

Yes, all of our schools have libraries and librarians. The library is a space where students can find or request books which will broaden their horizons, increase their knowledge and find something inspirational to read. They are also important spaces for students to quietly pursue independent study, or work on their homework.