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Important dates 2021

IES Helsingborg school year 2020/2021


12th January (Week 2)
Study day
No school

13th January (Week 2)
First day of Spring Term
School starts

18th - 20th January (Week 3)
Development talks Year 4-9
The development talks will be between 13:00-16:30

8th February (Week 6)
Year 4 Parents eve

9th February (Week 6)
Year 5 Parents eve

10th February (Week 6)
Year 6 Parents eve

15th February (Week 7)
Year 7 Parents eve

16th February (Week 7)
Year 8 Parents eve

17th February (Week 7)
Year 9 Parents eve

22nd - 26th February (Week 8)

We offer afternoon snacks/mellis at IES Helsingborg!

IES Helsingborg offers afternoon snacks/mellis.

You can buy a punch ticket/klippkort with 10 meals on.

Mellis will be served from 14:00 - 15:00 in our lunch room.

You can purchase a punch card with Swish for 150 kr.

The Swish number is: 123 503 79 57

You must include your class, first- and last name in Swish or it will not be valid!

Card can be picked up from Ms Hamed's office



New rules for joining the queue

New rules for joining the queue

Nya köregler från 1 januari 2018

Internationella Engelska skolan har sedan en tid tillbaka uppmärksammat problem i sin interna kö. Köerna till vissa av våra skolor är idag så långa att barn som föds sent på året riskerar att inte ha någon chans till en plats i skolan även om de ställer sig i kö redan den första levnadsdagen.

Internationella Engelska skolan ser det som ett problem ur rättvisesynpunkt att barn missgynnas genom det faktum att de föds sent på året.

För att komma till rätta med detta problem inför därför Internationella Engelska skolan en begränsning gällande möjligheten att ställa sig i kö till våra skolor.

Från och med den 1 januari 2018 är det inte längre möjligt att ställa ett barn i kö till våra skolor under det kalenderår då barnet föds. I klartext innebär detta att barn som föds under 2018 inte kan ställa sig i kö till IES förrän under 2019. Kön för barn födda 2018 öppnar den 1 februari 2019.

För vidare information kring dessa nya regler hänvisas till respektive skola som hanterar sin egen kö.

New admission policy from January 1 2018

Internationella Engelska skolan has noticed an issue which has begun to affect our internal queuing system. The queues to our schools can be so long that a child born late in the year has no chance of receiving a place even if its parents register in the queue on the day the child is born.

Internationella Engelska skolan recognizes that this causes a problem from an equality perspective, as children born late in the year don´t have the same chance of obtaining a place in one of our schools.

In order to address this, Internationella Engelska skolan has decided to change the method of registering in the queue.

From January 1, 2018 it will no longer be possible to register in the queue the same calendar year that a child is born. This means that children born 2018 will not be able to register in the queue until 2019. The queue will be open from February 1, 2019 for children born during 2018.

For further information regarding these new rules, please contact the specific school you hope to register for.


Four New Schools Open in 2017

Four New Schools Open in 2017

For the first time Internationella Engelska Skolan has opened four new schools in one year - with Landskrona, Helsingborg, Södertälje and Årsta bringing the total number of IES schools in Sweden to 34. 

The new schools will grow over several years but are already educating 1,600 students, bringing the total number of students currently learning with IES to 24,000.

The organisation also held its largest ever event for staff as more than 700 newly-employed colleagues gathered together in one place, at KTH’s Aula Medica, to learn more about the company.

IES Landskrona is the first ever brand-new school that the organisation has opened, after a project in partnership with landlord Hemsö and Landskrona municipality saw the construction of a custom-designed school, next to the municipality's new sports hall, in the up-and-coming area of Borstahusen.

This is also the first time that IES has opened an F-9 school, welcoming seven-year-olds who will learn with IES all the way through until they are ready for gymnasiet.

Mr. Fredrik Alvarsson (pictured above, left, with IES Landskrona Principal Mr. Chris Nilsson and the captains of all four houses) , who is in charge of development for the project’s landlords, Hemsö, spoke in front of students in Landskrona as he donated 10,000 SEK for them to choose recreation facilities for their student lounge.

He said: “We have planned and built this school over the past three years, to create the best possible environment for you, so that you can learn as much as possible every day and become the best students that you can by the time you graduate from grade nine.

"We also wanted to give some money to you, and we will hold a contest for your houses. The house that wins the contest will decide what the money will be spent on."

While the school in Landskrona represents two important firsts, it is only one of several schools which is opening this year, and each of them is the focus of the excitement of the staff and students attending.

Speaking at the opening in Helsingborg, a new 4-9 school in a refurbished building with certified historical significance, the founder and vice chairman of IES, Ms. Barbara Bergström, said.  “For me it is an incredible honour to stand here this morning and welcome you to Internationella Engelska Skolan in Helsingborg. I address you with a huge amount of humility, I understand that you as the parents are entrusting us with that which is most special in your lives, your children, our students.  It is a tremendous honour for all of us.  Mr. Andersson and his staff with their enthusiasm, their dedication, their passion for learning, will take this honour extremely seriously.  The school is not anything without you, our students, and their parents.  We treasure the confidence that you have given us this morning and for the years to come.”

Each new school commemorated its opening according to IES tradition, by planting an apple tree, and cutting a ribbon to mark the school open.

At the first of the four opening ceremonies, for a new 4-9 school in Årsta, the principal, Mr. Julian Dent, said: "It is my honour to stand in front of you and open the 31st IES school in Sweden.  The team has worked extremely hard to get this done and welcome you here today. We are very excited to have all the students here finally.

"Almost a quarter of a century ago a few kilometres away in Enskede, Ms. Bergström started the first IES school and from there, dare I say, we have revolutionised Swedish education.  We invite you students here to command the English language.  We want to prepare you to go out there in the world. That is why we have teachers from 11 different countries, teaching students here at this school."

At the opening of the school in Södertälje, also for years 4-9, the principal, Mr. Johan Öhman, said: "When I was hired as principal of this school, in my first interview I said ‘As always with IES the expectation is set to a high standard. The expectation of continually high standards gives us great inspiration to provide all students with a first-class education.'  That is why I took this job, it is a choice of education to achieve excellence.  Students, I believe in you all, each and every one of you can achieve beyond your own expectations, and believe me, when you do, it’s not only fun, it creates strength, you will be self-aware, and self-confident.”