Children born in 2017 will begin their basic education in autumn 2024. You do not need to enroll your child to school. The local school admission decision is made based on the child’s home address. The decision is made for every first- and sixth-grader-to-be currently living in Oulu. The child’s local school is determined by their official address registered in The Finnish Population Information System.
The City of Oulu comprehensive schools are divided into four different geographical regions: the northern, southern, central, eastern and western regions. Your child's local school is a school that is located in your geographical region. Usually the local school is the one closest to your home address.
The children whose local school is Oulu University Teacher Training School live in the central region.
Some schools operate in two units. The principal decides whether a pupil studies in the main school or in a separate unit.
You can also apply for a place in a school other than your child’s local school. Further instructions can be found below in the Enrolling in First Grade and Enrolling in Seventh Grade sections. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions from below.