How is the school organised?
Compulsory schools may be either municipal or independent. The majority of compulsory schools in Sweden are municipally run, and the most common situation is that pupils attend a municipal school close to their home.
Each municipal school can develop its own profile, have different orientations, such as Montessori, English classes or cultural and sports profiles.
Independent compulsory schools are open to all and the education should correspond to that provided in municipal compulsory schools.
Independent compulsory schools have a different organiser/owner compared to municipal schools. The organiser may be a company, a foundation or an association.
Independent compulsory schools are approved and inspected by the Swedish Schools Inspectorate.