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Responsible for the service Education Division, Helsinki

Comprehensive education from 1st to 6th grade

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Each child has been reserved a place in their own local school corresponding to the home address. The local school can be checked from the Service map of the City of Helsinki, or from the information desk of the Education division. The pupil may have the right to get into another school instead of her or his local school, for example in case of health related or other special reason, such as langu ...

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Background information

Basic education is education delivered in accordance to a curriculum that supports the pupils’ growth as human beings and members of society and teaches them the knowledge and skills they need. It confers every pupil the same eligibility for upper secondary education.

Compulsory education applies to children who are permanent residents in Finland in the year in which they turn seven years old. Compulsory education ends when the children have completed the basic education syllabus or ten years have passed since they started in compulsory education. The period of compulsory education may be extended due to a disability or illness. Adults may complete the basic education syllabus for example at a general upper secondary school for adults, a folk high school or an adult education centre.

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City of Helsinki

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Education Division, Helsinki
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 1/6/2023