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Pre-primary education and schooling

In Finland, schooling starts at the age of six with pre-primary education. Basic education is the schooling provided through grades 1 to 9. After completing basic education, you can continue your studies at upper secondary level (in a vocational institution or a general upper secondary school). 

On page Young people after comprehensive school you can read more about joint application to upper secondary education and alternatives after basic education.

Changing school

Contact the child’s current school immediately, if you are about to move.