Admission to Grades 1-9

Admission to Grade 1-9

Admission to Grade 1

The students of Grade 1 are selected mainly from The English School’s own preschool, but a few openings usually remain unfilled.

AApplications for school year 2023-2024 are accepted until 21.4.2023. After the application period ends, school administration will invite registered applicants for an oral entrance test that will be held in the Spring. A waiting list will be formed according to the results of the tests.

The applicant’s English language skills must be such that they are able to study the elementary school curriculum in English. All applicants are also required to have at least basic level A1.3 knowledge in Finnish language.

Admission to Grades 2-8

Please enquire about openings in Grades 2-8 from school administration. Applications for school year 2023-2024 are accepted until
21.4.2023 (Grades 2-6) and 15.2.2023 (Grades 7-8), but entrance tests will only be organized when there are openings. As a rule, new students will not be admitted during the spring term, but you may contact the principals to discuss the matter.

The entrance tests consist of written tests in English and Finnish. The applicant’s English language skills must be such that they are able to study the elementary school or middle school curriculum in English and in Finnish. Finnish can be studied as the mother tongue or as a second language.

Applications for academic year 2023-2024 should be submitted according to the following principle:

Grade Year of Birth
1 2016
2 2015
3 2014
4 2013
5 2012
6 2011
7 2010
8 2009
*Application period has ended

Admission to Grade 9

As a rule, no applications to Grade 9 are taken. However, applicants may contact middle school principal to discuss the matter.

Fee structure

Admission enquiries:

How to apply?

Complete payment of registration fee (20€)
The English School bank details
IBAN FI67 2262 1800 0634 37
Swift code NDEAFIHH
Message: “ES/MS registration + child’s name”.
Fill in the online or paper registration form. Submit the online registration form accompanied with a receipt of the registration fee OR send the paper form by post to The English School, Valimotie 17-19, 00380 Helsinki, FINLAND

Confirming the registration
If there are no openings and you wish your child’s name to remain in the applicant register, you must confirm your registration annually in writing with the following information:
– Child’s name
– Date of birth
– Address
– Telephone
– Message: Confirmation of registration

Failure to confirm registration annually will result in the automatic withdrawal of your child’s name from the applicant register.

Apply now!