The Norwegian school system is divided into three levels:
Primary school (1st to 7th grade)
Secondary school (8th to 10th grade)
Upper secondary school (1st to 3rd year)
Make sure you are registered with Folkeregisteret
Children start in 1st grade the year they turn 6. Your child will automatically be given a place at the school in your school district as long as you are registered with Folkeregisteret (Office of the National Public Registrar). As a newcomer, it is important to check that you are registered with Folkeregisteret.
Førde municipality has 9 schools, with about 1800 pupils. Click on the map to find the school closes to your home.
School day-care (SFO)
All children from 1th to 4th grade can attend school child care (SFO) before and after school. Children with special needs are offered school child care from 1th till 7th grade. Please contact your school for further information.
School bus service
Some children have the right to use the school bus for free:
First-graders who live more than 2 kilometres from their school
Children between 2nd and 10th grade who live more than 4 kilometres from their school
School health care
All children in Førde schools are covered by the school health care programme, which includes health examination and follow up, as well as a vaccination programme. The programme, which is run by the municipal health clinic, also offers counselling and specialist referrals for children with special problems.
School dental care
All children up to the age of 18 have access to dental care free of charge. You will be notified of your appointment. Førde tannklinikk is located in Elvegården, Naustdalsvegen 1 B, telephone: 57 72 14 20.
More information about public services
For many services regarding children you have to contact NAV (The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service). This applies to services such as:
Parental and child benefits
Benefits for single parents
Contact information NAV Førde
Address: Hafstadvegen 40 B
Telephone: 55 55 33 33
Opening hours: Weekdays 09:00–15:00
Web site: www.nav.no
For more information
Contact Servicetorget (Førde municipality's service office) for more information. Here's how to contact us:
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