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. Decision on allocating a place in a local school is made by the school principal according to the Committee's admission principles. 

1st grade (school year 2021-2022)

Application period has ended and as a result the application form is unavailable. Please contact  oppilasrekisteri@espoo.fi. Please note! Health-related or other special reason or a sibling basis informed after application period has ended are not taken into consideration in assigning a local school to the child. 

Enrolling in the 1st grade takes place through the electronic Wilma service between January 8th and 20th 2021 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 2021 to the following address: the Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of student affairs Sara Raitala, P.O. Box 31, FIN-02070 City of Espoo.

If a healt or other special reason must be taken into account, send psychological/medical report or other document by 11 February  2021 to the following address: The Finnish Education Unit, Education planner Jonna Kari, P.O. Box 31, FIN-02070 City of Espoo.

Application period

  • 8-20 January, 2021

Application form

  • Application for 1st grade of comprehensive school

The principles of pupil admission (only in Finnish)

Need assistance?

  • The Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of Pupil Affairs Sara Raitala, tel. +358 40 507 0817, sara.raitala@espoo.fi

Enrolling in the 7th grade (school year 2021-2022)

Application period has ended and as a result the application form is unavailable.

Enrolling in the 7th grade takes place through the electronic Wilma service between January 8th and 18th 2021. 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 18 January 2021.

If a healt or other special reason must be taken into account, send a psychological/medical report or other document by 21 January  2021 to the following address: The Finnish Education Unit, Education planner Jonna Kari, P.O. Box 31, FIN-02070 City of Espoo.

Application period

  • 8-18 January, 2021

Application forms

The principles of pupil admission

Need assistance?

  • The Finnish Education Unit, Coordinator Ilkka Miettinen, tel. +358 40 639 4740 or oppilasrekisteri@espoo.fi

​Enrolling in a local school during school year 2020-2021

It is possible to enroll in a local school during school year if the pupil

  • moves to Espoo or within Espoo area
  • gives up his/her school place in Weighted-curriculum education, English-language education, bilingual education, etc.

Fill in the application form Application to a local school and submit it to the school your child is applying. 

Application form

Additional information?

  • When a pupil moves
  • The Finnish Education Unit, Secretary of Pupil Affairs Sara Raitala, tel. +358 40 507 0817, sara.raitala@espoo.fi
  • The Finnish Education Unit, Coordinator Ilkka Miettinen, tel. +358 40 639 4740, ilkka.miettinen@espoo.fi