Public school (6-16 years)

Are you bringing your family to Denmark? Then you need to make decisions about your child's school. We are here to help you make the right one.

You have a free choice of school within the public schools. In other words, you can enrol your child in the local primary or secondary school in the school district in which you live. Or, if you prefer, you can apply for your child to attend a school (0-10th grade) in a different school district within the municipality.

At what age do children start school?

In Denmark, children start school the year they turn 6 years old. Some schools offer up six different dates over the school year in which children can start their schooling. You select the date closest to your child’s 6th birthday when enrolling your child online.

Online enrolment 

Enrolment takes place in January and you enrol your child online (this requires a NemID).  You will receive a personal invitation from the school in your district during the month of enrolment. Should you fail to receive this invitation, you must contact the school before the end of January.


Schools in Vejle 

Vejle Municipality offers both municipal and private schools. Danish schools value inclusion and community, so extra effort is made to ensure that children with special needs are well looked after.

The website offers much more information about education and schooling. The website is in Danish, but automated translations are available by clicking the button at the top of the page.


If you have any questions about your child's schooling feel free to contact me: 

  • Louise Nielsen

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Sidst opdateret: 28. november 2018