Enrolling in pre-primary education and comprehensive school in Espoo begins on 8 January

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2018-12-17 15:00

Children born in 2012 shall be enrolled in the first grade of basic education in Finnish or Swedish by their guardians by 21 January 2019 at the latest. If the child is able to study both in Finnish and Swedish, the guardians may themselves choose in which to enroll the child. In Finnish basic education there are about 3 600 school entrants.

Applying for the 7th grade of comprehensive school in Finnish shall be done by 16 January 2019 at the latest.

  • The autumn term in Finnish-speaking pre-primary education and comprehensive schools in Espoo begins on Thursday 8 August 2019.
  • The autumn term in Swedish-speaking pre-primary education and comprehensive schools in Espoo begins on Tuesday 13 August 2019. More information (in Swedish) about applying for Swedish-speaking pre-primary education and comprehensive education.

Enrolling in pre-primary education between 8th and 21st January 2019

The registration period for pre-primary education for the school year 2019–2020 is 8–21 January 2019. Please register using the electronic pre-primary education application form.

Pre-primary education day-care centres and schools offer early childhood education in the morning before the start of pre-primary education and in the afternoon after pre-primary education. The early childhood education is subject to a charge. Early childhood education connected to pre-primary education is applied for using the same application form as for the pre-primary education place. Exceptions to this are some of the pre-primary education places offered by outsourced and private day-care centres.

Pre-primary education places in 2018–2019

Enrolling in the first grade of comprehensive school between 8th and 21st January 2019

Children born in 2012 shall be enrolled in the first grade of basic education by their guardians through the electronic Wilma-service  by 21 January 2019 at the latest. Also the children whose school start has been postponed in the school year 2018–2019 shall be enrolled in the first grade.

All guardians of school entrants living in Espoo have been mailed a notification of beginning of compulsory education, which contains a key code for creating a personal Wilma account, and the guide Tervetuloa ekaluokalle (in Finnish), which contains additional information on enrolling in the local school and applying for other form of teaching.

More information: 

Brochures and publications

Enrolling in the seventh grade of comprehensive school between 8th and 16th January 2019

Applying for the 7th grade of comprehensive school takes place through the electronic Wilma-service  by 16 January 2019 at the latest. In questions related to Wilma accounts, the guardians may contact the pupil’s current school if needed. The guardians have received from their child’s school link to the guide Yläkoululaisen opas (in Finnish) and to the brochure Haku yläkoulun painotettuun opetukseen ja eri opetusmuotoihin (in Finnish), which are available online and contain additional information on applying to a local school and other form of education.

More information: 

Brochures and publications

Applying for weighted-curriculum studies in the 3rd grade by 11 January 2019 at the latest

Pupils in the 2nd grade can apply for weighted-curriculum studies (mathematics and science focus, music focus) by 11 January 2019 at the latest.

More information: 

Painotettu opetus ja A-kielet 2019–2020 -brochure (in Finnish)

Applying for afternoon activities by 13 May 2019 at the latest

The application period to Espoo Finnish-speaking basic education's afternoon activities is 8 January–13 May 2019 at 15:45. Pupils in 1st and 2nd grade as well as pupils with a special needs education decision can apply for the activities. The application process takes place electronically through Wilma.

Afternoon activities are, in general, arranged in the pupil's own school. Guardians of pupils in special needs education can choose in the application whether they apply for afternoon activities in the pupil's own school or in another school near home.

More information:

Applying to afternoon activities