From August families in Kungsbacka and the local area will be able to send their children to learn at a new bilingual school.
Internationella Engelska Skolan will open the school in an area where the municipality is also investing in a new sports arena and swimming centre.
The school will accommodate approximately 900 students when full, with three classes in each grade from F–9. However, initially the school will be smaller, and the number of classes in each year-group during the school’s first year will be decided based on where the interest is strongest. There will not be a grade 9 during the first year as few families tend to wish to move a child in the final year of compulsory education as this can be a large adjustment.
Anna Sörelius Nordenborg, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “We are happy to be part of the municipality’s investment in schools and quality education for all students, regardless of background. This school will help to fill a local need while also welcoming students from the wider area. We are proud of the trust placed in us and we look forward to contributing to the municipality with a high quality school with an international profile."
Work has started to build a first class, modern school, with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment.
We are also working to recruit a principal who will hand-pick outstanding teachers from Sweden and abroad, as they build their team.
Interested families are already able to place themselves in the queue for the school by visiting https://sms.schoolsoft.se/engelska/jsp/public/right_public_studentqueue.jsp?school=ieskung and filling out the form. Students for each year-group will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are planning to hold an information evening this autumn if this is possible under government guidelines.