Pateniemen school.

Pateniemi school is a comprehensive school (grades 1-9), currently with 656 students. It is a part of the northern school district of the city of Oulu.

The primary school unit (grades 1-5) is located in Herukka (address: Risuniityntie 7) and the secondary unit is close by in western Patela area (Sahantie 2).

Pateniemi School

We are active in many national and international projects. We have the Erasmus-accreditation, and we belong to the Innokas-network which aims to develop STEAM activities at schools. Our students practice their emotional and security skills at monthly wellbeing classes.

Together with the local history association Pateniemi-seura, our school has created a historical walking route called Pateniemen raitti, which introduces our local history in mobile, digital form.


  • primary school unit (grades 1-5), Risuniityntie 7, 90800 Oulu
  • secondary unit  (grades 6-9), Sahantie 2, 90800 Oulu
  • You will find our janitor’s office in the entrance lobby of the secondary school.
  • Principal Matti Kuivamäki, tel. 044 703 9126,
  • Deputy Head (grades 1-5) Jussi Koskelo tel. 044 703 9134,
  • Deputy Head (grades 6-9), Meri Aatsinki-Hämäläinen tel. 044 703 9494,