All children of compulsory school age in Lappeenranta have the right to attend basic education organised by the city. Your child’s school place is determined by your family’s address. If your child has a decision on special-needs support made during pre-primary education, it will be taken into account when making the decision on the school place. In this case, your child will be assigned a place in a school where special-needs support can be arranged for them.
In the guide Newcomer’s guide (Opas koulutulokkaan kotiin) and 6th graders guide (Opas 6.-luokkalaisen kotiin) you will find information on enrolment, weighted classes, transport to and from school as well as other school-related matters.
Use the service
Customer Service Centre Winkki and the city’s map service provide you with additional information on schools and how the school place is determined.
In January, enrol your child in school for first grade. You will find the precompleted form for enrolment in basic education in Wilma. The form indicates the school place that has been assigned to your child on the basis of the address information received from the Population Information System. If you cannot fill in the enrolment form electronically, you can get help from Customer Service Centre Winkki. You can also use the enrolment form to apply for a school place at another school for your child or, for example, in weighted education, if you so wish.
If your family moves to Lappeenranta, you can contact the headmaster of the school closest to your home and enquire about available school places.
Lappeenranta has a private Steiner school. You can apply for a school place at the Steiner school for your child by contacting the school’s office. You should also fill in the enrolment form in Wilma and tick “Our child does not accept the offered school place; we will enrol them in the Steiner school of Lappeenranta”.
Lappeenranta is also home to the Finnish-Russian School of Eastern Finland, which is maintained by the city’s partly owned foundation. The Finnish-Russian School’s application forms can be found on the school’s website. You should also fill in the enrolment form in Wilma and tick “Our child does not accept the offered school place; we will enrol them in the School of Eastern Finland in Lappeenranta”.
You will be informed of your child’s future school place by the end of March in Wilma. The schools will send out invitations to their open days.
If you want to enrol your child a year earlier, you can find more information on this on the page Starting basic education one year earlier than enacted.
Pupils moving to Lappeenranta
Your child’s school place is determined by your new address. Fill in the enrolment form for pupils moving to Lappeenranta in Wilma. You do not need Wilma credentials to fill in the form. The link to Wilma is under Online services (Verkkoasiointi). After we have received your enrolment form, we will check what your new local school in Lappeenranta is and forward the pupil’s information to the new school. The school will contact the guardians to agree on practical matters.
If the pupil has received special-needs support or attended weighted education in their old school, please indicate this in the additional information field on the enrolment form. If necessary, we will contact you.
The service is free of charge.