Enrolling in a local school

Every pupil in basic education has the right to attend a local school allocated by the municipality. A local school is one of the schools in the pupil catchment area determined by the pupil's home address.

The pupil catchment areas are: Espoonlahti, Eastern Leppävaara, Western Leppävaara, Central Espoo, Northern Espoo, Matinkylä-Olari and Tapiola. The geographically closest school cannot always be allocated as a pupil's local school. Decisions on allocating a place in a local school are made by the school principal or head teacher according to the Committee's admission principles.

Pupil catchment areas

  • Go to page https://kartat.espoo.fi
  • Click the menu in the upper left corner > Select what is shown on the map > Regional divisions
  • Check the option ‘Suomenkieliset oppilaaksiottoalueet’

The principles of pupil admission

Enrolling in a local school

Additional information

  • Secretary of Pupil Affairs, tel. +358 40 507 0817

   

Enrolling in the 1st grade (APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED)

Enrolling in the 1st grade takes place through the electronic Wilma service between January 8th and 20th 2020 by filling in the form 'Application for 1st grade of Comprehensive School'. If You are unable to use the Wilma service, You can fill in the paper form. The paper form must arrive no later than by 20 January 2020 to the following address: the Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of student affairs Sara Raitala, P.O. Box 31, FIN-02070 City of Espoo.

Please familirize Yourself with the brochure below as it contains important and more detailed information on how to enroll a child in a local school.

   

Enrolling in the 7th grade (APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED)

Enrolling in the 7th grade takes place through the electronic Wilma service between January 8th and 16th 2020. If You are unable to use the Wilma service, You can fill in the paper form. The paper form must be submitted to Your child's current school in Espoo by 16 January 2020.

Please familirize Yourself with the brochure below as it contains important and more detailed information on how to enroll a child in a local school.

Enrolling in the 3rd grade

Pupils who attend Hösmärinpuisto school in the 2nd grade of mainstream education will transfer to the 3rd grade in Kirsti school without applying separately in a local school. The desicion for assigning Kirsti school as the local school (school year 2020-2021) is made on 27 April 2020.

If a pupil wants to apply for a place in a school other than Kirsti school which is assigned to them as a local school, he/she can apply to a secondary school. In order to apply to a secondary school, the guardian must fill in the application form Toissijaiseen kouluun hakeminen and submit it in the school to which the pupil is applying. Secondary applicants can be admitted only if there are free study places in the school's teaching groups after all pupils have first been assigned a local school. 

More information

  • Allocating a place in a local school in the 3rd grade to pupils in the 2nd grade of mainstream education in Hösmärinpuisto school
  • Secondary school