Internationella Engelska Skolan Södertälje is an bilingual Förskoleklass to Year 9 school with a safe and calm environment, where teachers can teach and students learn.

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Welcome to IES Södertälje

We create high aspirations for future generations. Learn more about our school and how we deliver every day on the promises that IES makes to families.






Internationella Engelska Skolan in Södertälje is a bilingual school for students in Förskoleklass to Year 9.

Our school is a safe and calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn, and we are committed to helping every child reach their full potential.

We teach using the Swedish national curriculum and just under half of our teachers learned their trade internationally and use English as their teaching language. Our Swedish speaking teachers use Swedish as their teaching language, providing an authentic bilingual experience.

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Important dates

16 Aug 2024

School start - Autumn term 2024

16 Sep 2024

Study Day

1 Oct 2024

Half Study Day

2 Oct 2024

Study Day

25 Oct 2024

Study Day

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2024

Autumn Break Week 44
Key Dates

Aho Alp



Principal at IES Södertälje

My name is Aho Alp and I am the new principal of IES Södertälje since 1st of March 2024.
I am proud to be part of a school that strives to make every student reach their highest potential, both academically and socially.

Principal's Welcome


What's going on in our school?


"I like the fact that the school has a broad mix of students, everyone has a different background and comes from a different part of Sweden or the rest of the world."

Olivia, Year 9

IES Södertälje

"As a native English speaker, the opportunity to be able to teach something I am passionate about in my own language is wonderful."

Emma Eyre, Head of Aesthetics

IES Södertälje

"At Internationella Engelska Skolan I am getting a good education that really prepares me for the future."

Simon, Year 9

IES Södertälje



What is life like at our school?

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Introduction to IES Södertälje. A safe and orderly school environment where teachers can teach and students learn: Order, structure and safety are neces­sary prerequisites for learning and signal respect for the value of education. We are strict in norms of behaviour, but also care for our students in our efforts to prepare them for success as adults. We call this “Tough Love”.


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We use Swedish and English in our school.

In Year F to 3 we use Swedish and we introduce English gradually, giving students the tools to succeed in their lessons through the English language.

In Year 4 to 9 about half of the lessons are taught in English. Our teachers have a great deal of experience in helping students learn to command the English language, using language immersion.

You can start at our school with any level of English. Our students learn to command the English language quickly. 

Apply in just three steps:

  1. Click Join the Queue.
  2. The link goes directly to IES Södertälje application form. Every school IES school has its own queue. You can place your child in the queue from 1 February the year after they were born.
  3. Fill in the form including your details and those of your child so that we can stay in touch and let you know if a place becomes available.

You can only apply via our homepage if your child has a Swedish social security number (personnummer). If your child does not one, contact us via and we will help you.

Because of the way that we are funded we are only able to offer education to students registered as living in Sweden. You can apply for a place for any student who has a Swedish national identity number (personnummer), even if they have not yet moved back to Sweden.

If you do not yet have a Swedish national identity number but are moving to Sweden and would like to apply, please contact us via

We understand that you would like to know as early as possible whether your child has a place. However, it is difficult to give a precise answer before the school completes the intake process. We offer places based on the date on which students joined the queue, but also consider whether they will have a sibling in the school at the same time (syskonförtur).

We usually start our intake process for the following academic year in the autumn term the year before. The length of the process depends on how quickly we hear back from families who are offered places.

If a student leaves school during the school year we will offer this place to the next person in the queue, this could happen at any time.

Contact us via and let us know your child's ID number (personnummer) or Queue ID (is found in the confirmation you received when you applied) and the information of the changes you would like to make.

There are no fees to attend IES schools. Our schools are funded in the same way as those run by the municipality, through the Swedish tax system and the school voucher (skolpeng).

Contact information

Please let us know if you have any questions

If you would like more information about us than found on this website, please contact us.

Please note that the school is closed for summer break week 28-31.

Internationella Engelska Skolan Södertälje

Häradsvägen 10

152 48 Södertälje

Phone: 08-12017280

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