Welcome to a Vantaa basic school

Compulsory education begins the year a child has his or her seventh birthday. Basic education will last for nine years. A notification of compulsory education will be mailed to a new student's home address when the matter becomes topical.

Vantaa is divided into three school-admissions areas, and basic-education district managers designate each child a place in a school in the child's own district, that is, in the child's local school. The school closest to the child's home is not necessarily the child's local school. If a child attends a basic school with grades 1-9, he or she does not have to move to another school when transferring to grade 7.

No separate notification is required when a student transfers to junior high school: a notification of the student's new school will be mailed to his or her home address.