The Norwegian school system is divided into three levels:
Primary School (1st to 7th grade)
Secondary School (8th to 10th grade)
Upper Secondary School (1st to 3rd year)
While the first ten grades of school are a municipal responsibility, Upper Secondary School is managed by the county administration.
All children in Norway registered with the Office of the National Public Registrar are automatically given a place at the school in their school district. As a general rule, children start in 1st grade the year they turn 6. As a newcomer, it is important to check that you are registered with the Office of the National Public Registrar.
School day-care (SFO)
School day-care (SFO) is offered to all children from 1th. to 4th. grade. Children with special needs are offered school day-care from 1th. till 7th. grade. For further information, please contact the school relevant to you.
Scool bus service
First-graders who live more than 2 kilometres from their school and children between 2nd and 10th grade who live more than 4 kilometres from their school, have the right to be bussed to and from school.
School health care
The school health care programme is a continuation of the health care programme for small children run through the municipal health clinics. The programme is run by a nurse, a doctor and a physiotherapist at the school. It involves health examinations and follow up, as well as a vaccination programme. All children in Førde schools are covered by the school health care programme, which also offers counselling and specialist referrals for children with special problems.
School dental care
Up to the age of 18, dental care is free in Norway.
Høyanger tannklinikk, adress: Hjetland, Høyanger, tlf. 57 71 45 30.
For questions regarding financial assistance such as child support, family allowance, maternity leave, parental and child benefits, careers leave and benefits, benefits for single parents - please contact NAV - (The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service).