What are the requirements for enrollment in a Danish school?

In Denmark education is mandatory for children between the ages of 6 and 16.

Children in the age of 6 to 16 living in Copenhagen can attend the city’s public schools (Folkeskole). Is it free to attend public schools but there are also private alternatives all around Copenhagen. It costs a fee to attend private school.

During the year before your child turns 6, you as parents will automatically receive a letter from the school in your district asking you to enroll your child in pre-school.

Read more about how to enroll your children in a public school and also what options you have for child care before and after classes.

Reception classes for non-Danish speaking children

Non-Danish speaking children aged from 5 to 16 years who come to Copenhagen with their family start their schooling in a reception class. The aim of the reception class is to give the child an introduction to the Danish language and the Danish school system. Read more about how do non-Danish speaking children start in school?.