"I like the fact the school has a broad mix of students, everyone has a different background and comes from a different part of Sweden or the rest of the world." Olivia, ninth grade student
How many year groups and classes will you start this Autumn?
A: There are 4 classes in each year group across the school.
Which of the core subjects will have Swedish/English as the tuition language?
A: Science, Math and English are in English. Swedish and SO are always in Swedish. Music, Home Economics, Art, Craft and Physical Education are taught in either English or Swedish.
Where will the students have lunch?
A: We have catered lunch in the dining hall on our lower floor overlooking the green fields. The lunch meals consist of a salad bar, a fish dish, a meat dish and a vegetarian dish and many days. There is crisp bread, fruit and milk.
What school hours do you have?
A: The average is 08:15 to 15:30. Some days may begin earlier and end a little earlier or later.
In Years 4-5 the average is 08.15 - 14:00 or 15:00.
Does the school have a playground/school yard?
A: For years 4 and 5 there is a climbing playground, a basketball hoop, as well as a football area.
For years 6 to 9 there is a basketball area and a football area. Year 6 to 9 students also have access to the Genetik Gardens!
Do the students receive any material from the school?
A: Like every "Kommun" school, the students will, at the beginning of the year, be supplied with a pencils, eraser, ruler and paper or notebooks. Subject textbooks will be issued for certain subjects and returned at the end of the school year.
Which modern languages can the students choose to study?
A: This coming school year students in Year 6-9 will be offered French, German and Spanish.
Will there be subject classrooms or homerooms?
A: Students from year 4 through to year 9 all have subject teachers and will move to different rooms for their lessons. Each class starts the day in their mentor room. Year 4 and year 5 students have their classrooms in a separate area of the school; with the exception of all aesthetic subjects - art, home economics, music, physical education, textiles, woodwork - and the science labs.
Do students receive help with their homework?
A: At IES Uppsala, we have tutorials in every subject, for one hour, on a weekly basis. This means a subject teacher is in the classroom to assist students in the subject. Attendance is voluntary.
Is there afterschool care or “fritids” at IES Uppsala?
A: In Year 4-6 we offer the "IES Uppsala Junior Club". This is an afternoon club where students who need care and supervision in the afternoons can stay after school (1400 - 1730). The Junior Club is an after-school program for children attending IESU only and is a place for students to meet friends, play games and relax after a long day at school.
Does the school pay for bus passes?
A: No, the school does not pay for bus passes. For those living and registered within Uppsala Kommun you are eligible for a bus pass if you live more than 4 km from IES Uppsala. The bus pass will be available for you to pick up during the first weeks of school.
In the unlikely event that I wish to make a complaint, how can I do this?
A: As we work together to create the right school environment in the best interests of our students, it is essential that there is a close and trusting relationship between each school and its parents. Where there is a complaint which the mentor teacher or Head of Year is unable to resolve, the next step is for the Assistant Principal or Principal to look into the matter. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached within the school, complaints should then be addressed to the “Huvudman”.