IES to open new school in Luleå

IES to open new school in Luleå

Join the queue for IES Luleå here.

Families can now choose Internationella Engelska Skolan in Luleå for their children, as a new school will open in August 2019.

Once it is fully up and running the planned school for students from Luleå and the surrounding area will have space for 18 classes, in grades 4-9, meaning around 540 students.

Initially the school will open with 10 classes and around 300 students. The number of classes in each year-group to open during the school’s first year will be decided based on where the interest in the queue is strongest.

Annette Brodin Rampe, IES’s CEO, said: “We are delighted and humbled by the trust the Municipality of Luleå has shown IES. We’re looking forward to being an integrated part of Luleå’s endeavor to remain an attractive and growing university town.

“Over 25 years of providing outstanding education IES has grown to run 34 schools from Umeå to Lund. We are well known for helping students learn to command the English language and meet high academic expectations, in a safe and calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.

“We have been in dialogue with the municipality for some time, as they and the business community wanted to bring IES to Luleå. We will work closely with them and create a school which allows families to choose an alternative which complements the existing schools in the town well.”

Now a 20 year contact has been signed with landlords Dios. Pending the building approval process, work will begin as soon as possible to transform the building, in a wonderful location in Södra Hamn, into a first class, modern school, with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment.

Interested families are already able to place themselves in the queue for the school by visiting and filling out the form.  Students for each year-group will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families will be given the chance to learn more about the school and ask questions at an information evening which will be held at Kulturens Hus in Luleå on Thursday, 29 November, from 6pm until 7pm.

Internationella Engelska Skolan will also open two new schools in 2018, in Länna and Sundbyberg, and has previously announced plans for Skellefteå, also in 2019.

To read more about what Internationella Engelska Skolan offers its students visit

Intresseanmälan öppen nu för eventuell IES skola i Skellefteå

Intresseanmälan öppen nu för eventuell IES skola i Skellefteå


Skellefteå kommun har meddelat att man välkomnar Internationella Engelska Skolan, IES, att öppna en skola i kommunen 2019 och att IES får bedriva verksamheten i Brännanskolans lokaler. Än så länge har dock inga avtal avtal tecknats eller formella beslut fattats av IES. 

Jörgen Stenquist, vice VD för Internationella Engelska Skolan säger: ”Vi har önskat öppna en skola i Skellefteå och vi är glada över det välkomnande vi fått från familjer, staden och det lokala näringslivet. Skellefteå är en stad med en lysande framtid som arbetar för etablering av multinationella företag och med det kommer behovet av en förstklassig utbildning med vår engelska profil.  Vi är medvetna om det stora intresset av vår skola och vi hoppas snart kunna teckna avtal om skollokaler och fatta beslut om att etablera oss i Skellefteå för att kunna möta efterfrågan från familjerna i Skellefteå med omnejd. Vi ser fram emot att driva projektet framåt och hoppas så småningom öppna en ny skola vilken skulle ge ett fantastiskt alternativ till hundratals elever i Västerbotten samt komplettera de utmärkta kommunala skolorna.”

Ytterligare information kommer publiceras inom kort och under tiden kan familjer registrera en intresseanmälan till skolan via länken nedan.
Vänligen notera: Vi kan inte garantera att skolan kommer att öppna innan vi har alla nödvändiga beslut och tillstånd. Därför avser anmälan endast intresse för en plats i skolan, inte en köplats. Vi kommer kunna öppna den officiella kön till skolan så snart besluten är tagna och då tillstånden är bekräftade. När detta är i ordning kommer intresseanmälan att omvandlas till en köplats där kön rangordnas efter den tidpunkt då intresseanmälan lades. Antagning till skolan beror alltså på vilken kötid eleven har. 
För att göra en intresseanmälan till skolan klickar du på denna länk och fyller i formuläret;


Oberoende granskning av genomförd Friskolornas riksförbund

Friskolornas Riksförbund har låtit revisionsfirman Deloitte genomföra en oberoende granskning av 20 kommuner för att utröna i vilken utsträckning lika villkorsprincipen tillämpas.

Granskningen kommer fram till att tolkningen av lika villkorsprincipen skiljer sig åt mellan kommunerna, att man har olika modeller för resursfördelning och skolpengsbeslut, saknar processer för uppföljning av underskott i den egna verksamheten och inte har redovisnings- och revisionskrav på kommunala skolverksamheter.

Det här innebär i praktiken att friskolor inte behandlas enligt lika villkorsprincipen och att risken är stor för att friskolor inte får samma ersättning som kommunala skolor.

Rapporten finns tillgänglig på Friskolornas Riksförbunds hemsida,​ ​​​​​​


Sweden Needs More Teachers - IES Can Help

Sweden Needs More Teachers - IES Can Help

Damian Brunker, speaking, second from right, at Almedalen

One of the most important education questions under discussion at Almedalen 2018 has been how Sweden will find the 77,000 extra teachers which are needed.

The lack of teachers across the country was the focus of a seminar organised by Friskolornas Riksförbund, where Damian Brunker, head of academics for Internationella Engelska Skolan joined other key figures including:

  • Petter Hallman, AcadeMedia.
  • Fredrik Lindgren, Kunskapsskolan.
  • Mikael Svensson, Moderaterna.
  • Svante Tideman, Lärarnas Riksförbund.
  • Per-Arne Andersson, Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting.

At the moment there are 8,000 teachers who qualify from teacher training in Sweden per annum, but twice the number are required each year to meet the need for teachers in Sweden.

Digital solutions were discussed to save time for teachers, and share resources between schools, as well as the definite need to encourage more people into teaching in Sweden.

Mr Brunker spoke to the seminar about how Internationella Engelska Skolan can be a key part of the solution, as it brings hundreds of well qualified teachers to Sweden every year, mostly from English speaking countries.

He said: “We rely on international, English-speaking teachers to deliver our calm environment, that’s important for us, obviously we stand for bilingualism and command of the English language.

“The teachers we recruit have very strong didactic training in terms of classroom management, having strong relationships with the students, being the commander in the classroom, how to structure a lesson, understanding how to maximise those 60 minutes they have with the students in the classroom.

“There are 8000 international schools worldwide and an entire market of teachers fuelling those schools.

“It is a possible solution for the current crisis in Sweden with the shortage of teachers, and they are fantastic, well-trained teachers. On the point of integration, there is something magical about the students coming to our schools, we have a very high percent with a foreign background, 38 per cent. For these students, especially in areas like Skärholmen where 80 per cent have a foreign background, for them to come to school and be met by our diverse teaching body from all over the world is a very important part of our integration policy.

“Look out across the sea there are thousands of educators there who could be contributing positively to the lives of children in this country.”

The event at Almedalen followed hot on the heals of a recent seminar in Stockholm where Mr Brunker, IES's CEO Annette Brodin Rampe and Pascal Brisson, Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Sundsvall, joined counterparts and colleagues from Academedia, Kunskapsskolan, SKL and Svenskt Näringsliv for a seminar about success in school leadership.

The fully-booked event saw a large number of principals attend to share best practice and learn from one another.

A key topic for discussion was the need for schools to recruit far more staff than exist today, and how positive school leadership and digital tools can play their part in solving the needs of schools going forward.

Internationella Engelska Skolan is committed to being an important part of the solution for the teacher crisis, and working closely with others from both the municipal and free school sectors to drive forward high-quality teaching in Sweden.

Start of Term 2018-2019

Start of Term 2018-2019

Please note that students are welcome back to school for the first day of the academic year 2018-19 on:

  • Borås - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Bromma - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Enskede - School start information already sent to stakeholders by post and via SchoolSoft.
  • Eskilstuna - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Falun - Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 - more information is posted on SchoolSoft
  • Gävle - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Halmstad - Wednesday, 15 and Thursday, 16 August, 2018 (personalised information sent to students)
  • Helsingborg - Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
  • Huddinge - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Hässelby Strand - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Hässleholm - Tuesday, 21 August, 2018
  • Johanneberg - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Järfälla - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Jönköping - Thursday, 16 and Friday, 17 August, 2018 (personalised information sent to students)
  • Karlstad - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Kista - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Krokslätt - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Landskrona - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Liljeholmen - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Linköping - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Lund - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Länna - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Nacka - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Skärholmen - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Sundbyberg - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Sundsvall - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Södertälje - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Tyresö - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Täby - Tuesday, 21  August, 2018
  • Umeå - Friday, 17 August, 2018
  • Uppsala - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Västerås - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Älvsjö - Friday, 17 August,2018 for new students and Monday, 20 August, 2018 for returning students.
  • Årsta - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 for grade 4 and Thursday, 16 August, 2018 for all other grades.
  • Örebro - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm - Wednesday, August 15, 2018