Enrol your child in a municipal primary and lower-secondary school (folkeskole) – Digital School Enrolment
Enrolment in municipal primary and lower-secondary school (folkeskole)
At the start of October in the year before your child is due to start in grade 0, you will receive information about school enrolment.
Important dates in connection with school enrolment.
|Start of October||You receive notification that your child needs to be enrolled for school. The notification comes via digital post.|
|Start of October - start of january||Open for digital enrolment for grade 0 Digital School Enrolment. Log on using your NemID|
January up to start of school
New arrivals can enrol via the district school.
Enrolment in a school-based leisure time facility (skolefritidsordning, SFO): Digital Placement
|Mid-April||If you have applied for a school other than the district school, you will receive a reply via digital post.|
|August||School year starts|
Acceptance at the district school
Your child is affiliated with a district school where the child lives. It is your right to have your child accepted in the preschool class of the school in the district where the child lives.
If your child has Danish as a second language and needs support with developing their Danish language, special rules apply.
Click here to read more about starting school with Danish as a second language.
If you have an older sibling child enrolled at the school where you want your younger child to start school, you are generally guaranteed a place at that school.
A sibling is defined as a biological sibling (half or full sibling) or a sibling by address (i.e. a sibling who is not a biological sibling but lives at the same address according to the national register).
In order to get your child into the school where there is a sibling but no shared address , you need to apply for a “school other than the district school” in Digital School Enrolment.
School other than the district school
If you do not want your child to have a place at the district school but at another school, you can apply for this at the time of enrolment. If your child has a sibling at the desired school, the child is entitled to go to the school.
If you have rejected the district school, the child is not subsequently guaranteed to be taken on at this school after starting school.
Your child can be accepted at the desired school if there are vacant places. This means that we do not create extra classes just to create space for a child from another school district.
The final places in a class may be reserved for:
- non-enrolled children from the school district
- newly arrived children
If there is not sufficient space for all applicants, the school will first take on those children who live closest to the desired school.
If later in their school career you want your child to be taken on at a school other than the district school, you can apply for this in accordance with the rules on changing schools.
Response to an application for another school than the district school
In mid-April, we expect to be able to send a response to your application for a school other than the district school. This does not apply, however, if there is a sibling at the school, as your child is then generally regarded as a district pupil.
Having said that, special rules apply if your child has Danish as a second language and needs support with developing their Danish language.
See more under “Starting school with Danish as a second language”.
Transport expenses in relation to enrolment at a school other than the district school
If your child goes to a school other than the district school, you must cover any transport expenses yourself.