About School Choice

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. It will have a profound effect on their future life.

As a parent you have the right to make an active choice about where your child should learn, whether you apply to a municipal or a free school.

Popular schools, with more applications than places, use different methods to decide which children will be offered a place. While municipal schools tend to offer places to those who live closest, many free schools use a first-come, first-served system. In this system those who have the earliest queue date are most likely to be offered a place. IES uses this queue-based system.