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In regards to school choice

Internationella Engelska Skolan Hässleholm operates a first-come, first-served queue system, in accordance with Swedish school law.

While individual schools and municipalities might set deadlines to accept a place, it is never too late to apply to attend our school.  An application can be made to study at any free school at any point in time, including before the school year starts, or even during the year if a place opens.

Accepting a place at one school does not prevent you from later applying to another, or even accepting a place elsewhere, and many do exactly this in search of the best education for their child.

If you choose to take a place at Internationella Engelska Skolan Hässleholm after accepting a place elsewhere, or if you are changing from another school during the year, please feel free to let us know the details of your change and we will be happy to let your former school know.

We accept students in the order that they apply and so an early application provides a greater chance of being offered a place when one becomes available.

You can apply for a place at our school here.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to get in touch with us at

Year 8 admission

Many students and guardians have asked my admission papers have been sent out for students in year level 4 to 7 and not in year 8 or 9. The simple answer is that initially these yearlevels were not planned. However, the interrest for starting year 8 has grown and a start is now possible if we get in additional applications. 

If you are interrested in year 8, apply here:

There will be more information about this in the Mars 16 Meet the principal evening.

Admission information

Dear Guardians

Admission papers for autumn term of 2015 will be sent out weeks 10 and 11. These will contain detailed information on how to respond to an offer of place in the first round of admissions, as well as an invitation to a “Work Shop Day” that will be held March 28.

Apply for a place at IES Hässleholm.


New phase in the setup of the school

New phase in the setup of the school

The process of creating IES Hässleholm continues and now enters an intense phase. The first admission papers will be sent out during weeks 10 and 11, and I will host a “Meet the principal" evening March 16 at 6:30 pm at Hässleholm Kulturhus in the Red Room.  Everyone is welcomed to this occasion where I will present the school, its structure, my own background and how IES Hässleholm will deliver quality instruction to your children.

A workshop day for the first admitted students will take place March 28. More information will be sent in the admission package that is going out soon.

We still have a few places in the planned Years 4-7. To ensure that you have the opportunity to have a place at IES Hässleholm autumn term 2015, apply now by clicking this link.

I have inspected the building site, and am very happy with the progress so far. The deconstruction phase is over, and we have entered the more exiting construction phase. Below is a picture of the hallway outside our future Year 9 classrooms.  

A tour of the building for students that have applied is planned for the middle of May. At that time our schoolyard should be equipped with fun equipment for all our students, both the young and the senior students.

Our gym hall is located no more than a four-minute walk from the school. P.E. is one of the most important subjects we offer, since good physical health is a prerequisite for reaching your intellectual potential. In order to improve the physical health of our students, we will not only have regular P.E. classes, but will also arrange American Football practice together with our friends, our local American Football team Hässleholm Hurricanes, on a regular basis.

The recruitment of teachers and other staff continues and new hire information will be posted on this website on a regular basis. We are looking for both international teachers and native Swedes since Swedish is the medium of instruction in the Swedish language classes and Social Studies (SO). There has been a great deal of interest by job seekers in working for IES Hässleholm, and the process is moving forward.

What subjects will be taught in English and Swedish?

Many guardians have contacted us with questions about what subjects will be taught in English and Swedish. This differs in all our schools, but the set-up for IES Hässleholm will be the following:

Please remember that students come to IES to learn English, not becasue they know English. We provide Swedish support in our lower yearlevels.


Language of Instruction







Social Studies (SO)




Home Economics


Modern Language

Swedish and English depending on teacher


English or Swedish depending on teacher




We look forward to meeting with you in March and sharing the progress we're making in both the construction of the school and the development of a strong, 21st Century, multilingual, multicultural curriculum.