More newly arrived students to meet requirements for upper-secondary school

Published: 20 June 2018 at 08.04

Newly arrived students in the upper years of compulsory school are to receive an individual study plan within two months of starting school. The plan will outline how students are to meet the requirements for upper-secondary school. In addition, such students are to receive an adapted timetable in which subjects required to enter upper-secondary school are given priority.

Students' right to receive study guidance in their native language will also be extended.

Other proposals from the Government include requiring recreation instructors to hold identification and renaming pre-school heads as principles.

The legislative changes affecting newly arrived students in schools will come into effect on 1 August 2018, while the other changes will take effect on 1 July 2019. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.