Frequently asked questions

We have put together our most frequently asked questions and answers to make it easier for you as a guardian to find the right information.

Frequently asked questions

What does it cost to go to this school?

Vittra is a free primary school. For preschool, we apply a fee according to the municipality’s maximum rate. Read more about it on your municipality’s website.

Is the school a private or free school?

We are an independent school owned by AcadeMedia, northern Europe’s largest education provider. In total, AcadeMedia runs just over 140 upper secondary schools in Sweden.


What is a free school?

A free school is run by an owner other than a municipality or a county council. All of AcadeMedia’s free schools are completely free of charge. Everyone has the opportunity to apply for a free school, regardless of where they are registered. Application and admission of students takes place in the same way as at a municipal school. The free school has the same rights and obligations as other schools, which means, for example, that they, among other things, follow the Education Act when it comes to grading.

When are UF days?

Spring 2021:

February 25–26 – UF* days

April 22–23 – UF* days


*UF days stand for Evaluation and planning days when all staff at the school evaluate, plan and prepare activities.

Waiting list system

When does induction begin and how does it work?

When you have accepted your place, you will receive a welcome letter with all the information.

The first day of school varies and the induction itself usually takes two weeks, but is individual. If your child has attended preschool before, the induction is usually one week. The first three induction days, you as a parent, are there the whole day between 9.00–14.00 and then we want one of the parents to be on standby during the whole two-week induction period.

When will I be notified about admission?

If you have applied via a municipality, you will receive an answer after the school selection has closed, the dates vary slightly depending on which municipality you live in. But somewhere between March and April, you will be notified about admission for the coming autumn. If you have applied directly to us, we will send an offer when we have places to offer. When the intake takes place depends on when and how the places become available, but in all cases we use our numerical waiting list.

What kind of waiting list system do you have?

At Vittra, we use the following selection criteria:

• Organisational connection

Students who are already attending a school unit are offered priority at a nearby unit. We accept students in numerical order according to the registration date.

• Sibling preference

Children with siblings who go to the same school at the time of admission are given preference subject to availability. This applies to children who apply for preschool class or years 1–9 and the other sibling must attend the school applied for in the coming school year and be registered at the same address as the applicant sibling. Here we also accept students in numerical order according to the registration date.

• Registration date

The child who has been on the waiting list the longest is offered a place first.

Is my child on the waiting list?

If you have made an application to the school and you have received a confirmation by landing on our ”thank you for your registration” page, the registration has gone through and your child is on our waiting list.

What place do we have on the waiting list?

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to specific cases, as it depends on how many people say yes to their offered spot and how many children are admitted to each class. Contact the administrator at the school for more information.


About the school

Does the school offer home language/native language teaching?

Yes. Native language teaching:

According to the Compulsory School Ordinance, Chapter 2, Section 9, a student shall receive native language teaching if one or both of the student’s guardians have a language other than Swedish as a mother tongue and the language constitutes a daily language of communication for the student, and if the student has basic knowledge of the language and the student wishes to receive teaching.