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Enrolment in school

Children in City of Tampere preschool need no separate registration for the first grade

Schools will receive the data of incoming first-graders from the pre-school education systems (eVaka/Wilma). The admission decision will be sent to the homes by post during March-April.

Enrolling in school if my child does not attend city preschool or we are moving into Tampere.

Pupils moving to Tampere from another locality or going to preschool in a non-City of Tampere facility must enrol in school using the online form below.

Enrolment in school 

Enrolment in school if my child does not speak Finnish

Finnish-language teaching:  Children aged 7 to 16 who do not speak Finnish must enrol in preparatory instruction.

Bilingual teaching:  More information about bilingual teaching

Determining the school location

The school location of a pupil is determined by their address (decision on the school pathway borders for enrolment) When determining a school location, the following criteria are used:

1. all pupils residing in the school admission area of the school pathway
2. sibling basis
3. distance to school
4. other special reasons 

The principals of the various schools will make the decisions on pupil placement using the criteria listed above. In addition, placements will be adjusted to ensure e.g. basic education groups with balanced pupil numbers. In most cases, a pupil will start first grade in a school close to their home.

If you move to Tampere, you can contact the head teacher of your nearest school. You can find your nearest school on the map below by searching for the address. 

Find your nearest school (school paths)

Updated 15.3.2024