EUROPEAN SCHOOL COPENHAGEN
Admission criteria and process – Secondary

The criteria for admission to the European School Copenhagen have been set by the Municipality of Copenhagen.

The admissions process for Secondary 1DK, 2Dk, 1EN and 2EN is open until the classes have been filled, and dependent on applicants meeting the admission criteria

 

The European Schools must first and foremost ensure schooling and education of children of EU institution staff members. At the European School in Copenhagen, this means that approximately 20% of the places are assigned to this group of applicants. The remaining places are allocated according to the admission criteria below.

Presently, the European School Copenhagen has two language sections: a Danish language section and an English language section.

The European School Copenhagen only enrols pupils at the grade levels presently established at the school, and it is not possible for the child to be placed on a waiting list.

The European School Copenhagen is funded by the Municipality, and the school is therefore free of charge.

In order to be admitted to the school, the pupil must speak the language of the language section in question fluently, and the language must be anchored in everyday life.

Below, you can read more about the admission criteria and process:

 

Admission criteria

 

Admission of pupils to the European School Copenhagen takes place according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

a. Children of EU institution staff members are entitled to admission.

b.1. Children of whom one or both parents are international employees who have come to Denmark with the purpose of working in Danish or international companies, organisations and educational institutions.

b.2. Children of whom one or both parents are returned Danish employees working in Danish or international companies and organisations, and who have had a permanent workplace outside Denmark for a total of one year within the last five years.

b.3. Children moving here from another European school.

b.4. In case of extra places, these may be offered to local applicants who meet the necessary language requirements for admission.

Siblings of pupils already enrolled in the European School Copenhagen, who meet the above criteria, are always invited to a screening and will be assessed in each category (b.1.-b.4.) on an equal footing with the other applicants. Siblings cannot skip a category. If, for example, there are qualified siblings in b.2., they come before other b.2.s but not before b.1.s. If the applicants meet the language and other requirements, they can be admitted to Nursery class. Siblings can also be admitted in the other grades if they meet the academic requirements and if the school considers that there is room in the relevant class.

 

 Step 1: Application

 

If your child is in the target group and you wish to apply for the school, you must submit an application and provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Copy of passport or birth certificate of the child
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate of the parents/legal guardians
  • Proof of employment (copy of contract, letter from employer and/or pay slip)
  • Copy of the school report/evaluation from last year
  • A statement from current teachers, which documents the level of language 1, language 2 (first foreign language) and a description of the student’s social competences and strengths (use this form). Applicants from category a. above must also enclose a statement even though they are entitled to admission.

 

Step 2: Selection

 

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available at the school, we invite the applicants to a screening. Please note that the prioritising of applicants is first based on the admission criteria above. We will invite a total of 130 students to a screening for all four classes.

 

Step 3: Screening

 

The screening will take place on a Saturday in early April (date to be confirmed). It will be a short written test in language 1 (English or Danish) and language 2 (French, English and German).

 

Step 4: Admission

 

The admission will be based on an overall evaluation of the level in language 1 and 2, general competences and the written test. The level in language 2 is important since pupils at the European School should be able to follow courses taught in language 2 early on. The class formation will also be taken into account in the evaluation. The final decision will be taken by the European School Copenhagen’s admission committee. The admission committee is the Principal of the European School Copenhagen and Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, Anette Holst, and Ingrid Brandt, Management Consultant at the Municipality of Copenhagen. None of the members of the admission committee have been a part of the screening process.

Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application in late April.

CALENDAR AND NEWS
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    Mon 19.11.2018 / kl. 18:00
    European School Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Vej 99, 1760 Copenhagen V
    Orientation Evening for Secondary
    All interested parents are invited to the school's Orientation Evening for Secondary.
  • European School
    European School moves to Carlsberg Byen
    The European School Copenhagen is moving to the Carlsberg City District.
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    Students at the World Food Summit
    On Thursday 30 August, four children from the European School Copenhagen had the opportunity to prepare and serve finger food for all the distinguished guests at this year’s World Food Summit, held at Christiansborg Parliament.
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    Mon 19.11.2018 / kl. 16:30
    European School Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Vej 99, 1760 Copenhagen V
    Orientation Evening – Nursery and Primary
    All interested parents are invited to the school's Orientation Evening for Nursery and Primary.
  • European School
    New school brochure
    The European School Copenhagen has published a new school brochure. The brochure is available online or from the school's Administration.
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    Children’s art exhibited at Vigerslev Bibliotek
    Artworks created by the school's Primary 2 and 3 students are on display at Vigerslev Bibliotek in Valby until the middle of April 2018.
  • Mon 29.01.2018 / kl. 17:00-19:00
    Sankt Annæ Gymnasium, Sankt Annæ Salen Balcony, Sjælør Boulevard 135, 2500 Valby
    Orientation Evening – Opening of Secondary Department
    All interested parents are invited to an Orientation Evening regarding the opening of the school's new Secondary department in August 2018. The school will open for admission to Secondary 1-2, English and Danish section on 1 February 2018.
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    Season’s greetings from European School Copenhagen!
    The European School Copenhagen is wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!



  • European School
    New school building in Carlsberg City district tops out!
    We have reached another important milestone towards our move to the Carlsberg City district! On Monday 18 September, Carlsberg Byen A/S held a ceremony to celebrate that the builders have ‘topped out’ and placed the highest structural feature on our new five-storey school building in the Carlsberg City district. Topping out ceremonies are held to celebrate construction progress and are an opportunity to thank the builders, designers and engineers for their work to date.
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    Successful first book fair
    The European School Copenhagen hosted its first book fair at the end of August. The purpose of the book fair was to encourage and inspire a love of reading in the children, so it was great to see that they all really enjoyed attending the storytelling and browsing through the many books.