Use of school premises by Espoo residents

BULLETIN, 13 May 2020:

Use of school premises by Espoo residents as of 14 May 2020:

Espoo residents and other Espoo-based actors cannot book time slots at schools between 14 and 31 May 2020. It is possible that the schools themselves may need to use their premises also in the evening. Basic education in the arts can be arranged at schools under certain conditions. If necessary, please contact us by email:

All use of school premises by Espoo residents, such as the meetings of housing companies, will be allowed on 1–12 June 2020 at Saunalahden koulu and 1–12 June and 27 July–16 August 2020 at Ruusutorpan koulu and Karakallion koulu, potentially also at Westendinpuiston koulu and Mainingin koulu. The reservation calendar has been opened for new applications for reservations on Monday 11 May 2020:

Self-supervised day camps can be organised in June and August. Please contact the principal of the school in question and also write to us at We are currently investigating whether supervised day camps can be organised at some schools.

Suspension of the use of school premises by Espoo residents until 13 May 2020:

In line with the measures on which the Finnish Government decided on 16 March 2020, the use of school and early childhood education premises by Espoo residents (hobbies, clubs, organisations’ meetings, etc.) was suspended from 16 March until 13 May 2020.

The City of Espoo will not charge any fees for the cancelled time slots.

Recurring time slots 2020–2021:

The processing of applications is in the final stage. We have contacted the applicants whose application has been rejected, and we are looking for replacement spaces. We will inform all applicants of our decisions in May.

You can apply for complementary time slots through the reservation calendar starting from 1 June 2020.

Further information:

All early childhood education premises:

School premises (other than sports facilities):

Sports facilities in schools:


Classrooms, auditoriums, dining halls and entrance halls at Espoo-based schools are available for Espoo residents to rent outside school hours, basic education afternoon activities and other operations of the City of Espoo itself. This website contains instructions on the use of these premises.

The sports facilities of Espoo-based schools are also available for use but a separate set of instructions applies to them.

Both recurring and one-off (max. 3 times) time slots are available for reservation. Recurring time slots for an entire season need to be applied for in the preceding spring. The application period for one-off and complementary recurring time slots is always open.

Some premises are supervised, while in other premises the users commit to self-supervision and take care of certain supervision and cleaning tasks independently. To apply for the use of supervised premises, always use the resource booking system of the City of Espoo. To apply for self-supervised use, please submit an application directly to the school. The applicant must also sign a commitment to perform self-supervision.

Instructions for the users of school premises:

A document called General Principles of the Use of Education and Cultural Services’ Premises by Espoo Residents describes the grounds on which time slots in the premises are granted and the way fees are determined, among other things. 

General Principles of the Use of Education and Cultural Services’ Premises by Espoo Residents  (in force from 1 August 2019 onwards)

The terms and conditions of using the premises describe the users’ responsibilities and contain hands-on instructions for the use of supervised school premises. By applying for the use of supervised premises through the resource booking system, the user of the premises agrees to the terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions of using premises  (in force from 1 August 2019 onwards)

The commitment to self-supervision is a document that defines the user’s additional responsibilities, for example cleaning and supervision. The document also contains hands-on instructions for the self-supervised use of school premises. By signing the document, the user agrees to the terms and conditions of self-supervised use of school premises. 

User’s commitment to self-supervision (in force from 1 August 2019 onwards)

For further information on applying for the use of school premises, fees and temporary accommodation, please follow the links in the navigation bar on the left.