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From the Principal

Start of the 2020-2021 Academic Year at IES Älvsjö

Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year at IES Älvsjö. We are busily preparing for the return of our students. We are excited for this new year and for the awesome work we know that our students and staff will accomplish this year.

Our new Year 4 students will start on Monday, 17 August. We can't wait to get to know our new students and for them to get to know IES Älvsjö. The hours will be 9-14; lunch will be served.

All other students will start on Wednesday, 19 August. This is a chance for our older students to meet their new classes, see the changes we have made to the school and to meet their teachers. The hours will be 9-14; lunch will be served.

All students will start their normal schedules on Thursday, 20 August.

There are some changes to our school leadership team. I will be on maternity leave for the 2020-2021 academic year. Mr Jayson Williams will be the acting principal. Mr Nick Spencer will be the assistant principal for Year 4-6 students and Mr Anders Anstrell will be the assistant principal for Year 7-9 students. Ms Rebecca Lane will be the academic manager for Year 4-9 students.

The rules, the expectations and the tough love will stay the same. Team Älvsjö is committed to providing the best education we can for our students.

From the Principal

IES Älvsjö PTA Sock Drive

Our wonderful IES Älvsjö PTA has organised a sock drive with Stadsmission. The school will be collecting new and slightly used (and clean) socks in reception. All socks will be donated to Stadsmission to support their work with the homeless population. It is a great opportunity for our students to give back to their community.


Socks can be dropped off in reception.  We will be collecting socks for Stadsmission until Tuesday, 17 December (last day of term).


Let's see how many socks we can collect!

From the Principal

The Start of the 2019-2020 Academic Year

It has been a great start to the 2019-2020 academic year! Our students have returned ready to learn. I think that we have been helped by the last of the summer heat wave.

We will be hosting our parents' evening on Thursday, 5 September. More information can be found on SchoolSoft and has been emailed to Year 4 guardians.

This is a great chance to meet the other guardians, meet the mentors, see the school and hear about the fantastic work our students and staff are doing. We will also hold a presentation on the whole school focus areas for the 2019-2020 academic year.

We hope to see you there! 

From the Principal

It is Almost Time for the 2019-2020 School Year!

It is almost time for the 2019-2020 school year to begin. Summer is nearly over and soon it will be time to start at IES Älvsjö.

Firstly, I would like to offer a huge congratulations to our outgoing Year 9 students. They have officially graduated and secured places at gymnasium. We wish them the best!

Secondly, I would like to welcome our new Year 4 students on Friday, 16 August at 10. The day will finish at 14 and lunch will be provided.

Next, I would like to welcome all students on Monday, 19 August at 10. The day will finish at 14 and lunch will be provided. Students will start their normal timetables on Tuesday, 20 August.

Our staff are busy preparing the school and lessons for our students. This year, we will emphasise the main tenets of the IES philosophy: high academic expectations, bilingual education and tough love. We will be sharing more information when the students start.

Welcome to IES Älvsjö!

From the Principal

Important School Calendar Dates

We will be celebrating our first Year 9 graduation on Friday, 14 June.

Friday, 16 August: Year 4 students start

Monday, 19 August: All students start

Week 44: Höstlov

Tuesday, 17 December: Last day of fall term

Thursday, 9 January: First day of spring term

Week 9: Sportlov

Week 15: Easter

Thursday, 11 June: Last day of spring term

From the Principal

Open House

Open House

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It was such a pleasure to meet all parents and students and to feel your energy and excitement for everything that is happening in the building.

Thank you for taking the time to come to our Open House.

Just a bit of practical information:

School will commence on August 18th at 10:00. This day will be approximately 2 hours long (10:00-12:00). On this day, students will be introduced to their classmates and mentors.

The students have a longer day on Friday August 19th, 9:00-14:00.

More information will be sent to you as the time for school-start approaches.

Have a wonderful summer!



From the Principal

Introduction Day a huge success

Thank you to all parents, students and teachers who made our very first Introduction Day a resounding success! It was certainly a pleasure to meet you all and to share our vision for IES Älvsjö.

The building is beginning to look and feel IES, as the contractors work diligently to ensure that our school is ready for August.

Feel free to check out our gallery for visual updates on the building.


Tack till alla föräldrar, elever, och lärare som gjorde vår första Introduktionsdag till en stor succé! Det var ett nöje att träffa er alla och att få möjlighet att dela vår vision av IES Älvsjö med er.

Byggnaden börjar allt mer se ut och kännas som IES och byggarbetarna arbetar för fullt för att se till att skolan är redo inför augusti.

Titta gärna i bildgalleriet för att se updateringar om byggnaden.

From the Principal

Some additional information

Hello parents and students!

IES Älvsjö will open its doors on August 18th, 2016 for 370 students. These students will be divided in the following manner:

Grade 4 - 4 classes (120 students)

Grade 5 - 3 classes (90 students)

Grade 6 - 3 classes (96 students)

Grade 7 - 2 classes (64 students)

Modern language will be taught at our school from Grade 7 and the language choices are going to be French and Spanish.

Lunch will be prepared on site, and the school will be equipped with woodwork and textiles rooms, along with a P.E. hall.

Junior Club (fritids) will be offered (at a cost) to students who attend grades 4 and 5 and will be open until 17:00 every day that the school is in session. Junior club is closed holidays and breaks (at Sport Break, November break etc).

The first round of intake is almost at a close. Please note that we send intake letters via post. When we come to your child's name in the queue we will send you notification via post. We encourage those of you who have been offered a place at the school to submit your responses as soon as possible.

More information will be posted here as the Spring term progresses.

From the Principal

Intake has begun!

So exciting that there are so many families interested in our school!

The intake process has now begun and the first round of acceptance letters have been sent out. What's next? Please respond as soon as possible if you have been offered a place. Further information will be sent out to all students who have been accepted to our school.

We have many qualified professionals who have applied to IES Älvsjö, and the interview process is underway.

There have been requests from parents and students to visit the school. This is not possible presently. The entire structure is a building-zone and a hazard to unauthorized personnel. We kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.

Monica and I are always available to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to contact us via telephone or email.

The countdown is on! In just over five months we will open our doors and welcome 370 students in!

From the Principal

On site

Cold outside, cold inside...that about sums up the temperature update for us at Älvsjö.

In spite of this, the transformation is taking place at a remarkable rate. While the builders meet, plan and work, I have been busy choosing colors, wallpaper and recruiting staff.

Our newest staff member, Monica Nydahl, started with me at the school last Monday, 15th February. Monica is the Administrator at the school, and has been with the company for a considerable number of years, both as a teacher and administrator staff. Together we have begun the planning process, and our first round of intake letters should be sent out within the coming two weeks.