Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan i Södertälje. My name is Mr. Sam West, and I am the  Principal of the school. Also on the Senior Management Team is our Assistant Principal Ms. Molly Kean, and our Academic Manager, Ms. Aisling Duffy.

Before coming to IES Södertälje, I have held many administration positions in a number of different schools over the years and I have been working with education both in Sweden and abroad. Our doors opened in August of 2017 to a beautifully renovated school, filled with teachers at the top of their fields eager to teach students from in and around Södertälje. About half of our teachers are from England, Ireland, Canada and the US, and use English as their teaching language. The other half have Swedish as their mother tongue and teach in Swedish. We are a bilingual school and both Swedish and English are important! All of our teachers are certified to teach their subjects, and are passionate about their work.

Our school is part of a large family of 36 IES schools around the country which have three common grounding principles;        

  • Command of English.                                  
  • A safe and orderly school environment where teachers can teach and students learn
  • High academic expectations and aspirations.

We are proud of IES’ reputation for excellence and our national test results, which are some of the highest in the country. Our school has had a strong start and we are completely committed to applying the IES ethos in our school in Södertälje, thereby providing the best possible education for our students.

Sam West

Principal