From August 2021 families in Värmdö 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 Charlottendal, just southwest of Gustavsberg centre. The school will be centrally located by a new residential area, with good access to public transport.
The school will accommodate approximately 600 students when full, with two 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 Sigtuna municipality’s investment to provide more schools and quality education for all students, regardless of background. Many parents have campaigned for an IES school in this area for a long time and we look forward to welcoming students in August 2021. 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=iesva 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.