Newly arrived children and young people

The municipality has a special person who is responsible for new students in Söderhamn.

The responsible officer may receive notification of new students from Migrationsverket, municipal integration unit, a trustee or through a guardian's private contact with the school.

The guardian of the child will then receive a message about a place and time for an initial meeting.

In the meeting, the guardian/s get/s information about the school system, language teaching, special diets and other rights and obligations.

Parents and guardians of children aged 1-5 are responsible for applying for a pre-school place.

Within two months after the student has started school, a survey will be done on the student. The survey is conducted to determine the student's strongest language skills, examine previous schooling - how much they can read and count, and knowledge of various other subjects.