Preschool and primary school
Preschools are intended for children between 1 and 5 years old. Primary schools offer education to children from the age of 6 years to about 15 years.
Preschool activities are available in twelve municipal preschools, two family day care homes, two parent co-operative day care centres and one preschool run co-operatively by the staff. Together these centres take care of about 500 children in Torsby Municipality between the ages of 1-5 years.
Children of unemployed parents and those with a parent at home for the care of a younger sibling are entitled to receive 15 hours of preschool activity per week free of charge. All children aged 4–5 years are entitled to receive at least 525 hours of activity per year. We apply the maximum-fee principle.
There are seven primary schools in Torsby Municipality. Together these schools offer eduction to children aged between about 6 to 15 years, from preschool class until class 9. School attendance is compulsory in Sweden from the autumn term in the year in which the child reaches the age of 7.
- Torsby centre: Holmesskolan (preschool class-class 5) and Frykenskolan (classes 6-9)
- Vitsand: Aspeds skola (preschool class-class 5)
- Sysslebäck: Kvistbergsskolan (preschool class-class 9)
- Oleby (preschool class-class 3)
- Stöllet (preschool class-class 5)
- Östmark (preschool class-class 5)
- Transtrands friskola (private “free school”)
Primary schools also offer day recreation before and after school hours, school meals, health care and music or dance lessons.
Mother tongue education
Children who speak another language than Swedish at home can often follow lessons in this language at school. At this moment Torsby Municipality offers mother tongue education in the following languages:
When at least five children in the municipality wish to receive education in a certain mother tongue, the municipality is required by law to look for a suitable teacher. For the official minority languages Romani chib, Finnish, Sami, Jiddish and Meänkieli only one child is required. The school principal will ultimately decide upon the education offered.
Children receive mother tongue education during one hour per week. Lessons take place at school, within or outside school hours.
Please contact your school if you wish to apply for mother tongue education.
School of Arts
The School of Arts, or Kulturskolan, provides instruction in musical instruments, choir, dance, orchestra and drama. It also carries out cultural projects in schools. Instruction in these programmes is offered in schools throughout the municipality and at the School of Arts itself, which is located near the Frykenskolan in the town centre. About 350 students participate yearly in the activities of the Kulturskolan.
You are welcome to contact the municipal school administration. We will answer your questions or refer you to the right person.
Mailing address: Torsby kommun, 50. Barn- och utbildningsnämnden, 685 80 Torsby
Chief administrator: +46 560 162 96
Committee secretary: +46 560 162 92
Development leader: +46 560 162 99