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Welcome To The New School Year

Welcome To The New School Year

Welcome to the new school year!

It is with great pride that I take over from Johan Öhman as principal of IES Södertälje. I am looking forward to a great year and all our teachers returned two weeks ago to make sure we are fully prepared for your children.

IES Södertälje is expanding this year and for the first time we will have a complete Grade 4 - 9 cohort. This means many new faces both among students and staff, all of which will have a traditional IES welcome.

I am also happy to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Principal, Ms. Molly Kean. Ms. Kean has been with IES in various roles for 11 years incuding IES Enskede and most recently IES Huddinge. 

2019/2020 is a momentous year for IES Södertälje. Grade 9 will be the first graduating year in our history and I am expecting very high academic achievement from our grade 9 students. They are responsible for setting the standard and we will not settle for anything else!

Every day, you can find myself and Ms. Kean greeting the students outside the main entrance, please come and say hello!

Important Information For Students Returning To School

Important Information For Students Returning To School

Welcome back to school for the academic year 2019/2020!

Välkomna tillbaka till skolan för läsåret 2019/2020!

Information about the first days / Information om de första dagarna:

SCHOOL START Monday August 19th / SKOLSTART måndag 19 augusti
All classes / alla klasser: 08.20-10.20
Lunch is not provided / Ingen lunch serveras.
No Junior Club (it starts Tuesday 20th of August) / Ingen Junior Club (startar tisdag 20 augusti)

Tuesday 20th August / Tisdag 20 augusti
Year 4-6: 08.20-11.30.
Year 7-9: 10.00-13.00.
Lunch is provided / Lunch serveras.
For the students in year 4 and 5, the Junior Club starts after school today.
För de elever i årskurs 4 och 5 som är anmälda startar Junior Club idag efter skolan.

Wednesday 21st August / Onsdag 21 augusti
School as usual (see schedule) / Skola som vanligt (se schema)

From Wednesday breakfast is served from 07.45 to 08.15 for the students who wish to eat in school / Från och med onsdag serveras det frukost mellan kl. 07.45 och 08.15 för de elever som vill äta i skolan.


Football Inter House Competition

Football Inter House Competition

It was a nice warm sunny Friday afternoon where years 4-8 participated in an exciting and fun-filled football competition!

First of all, I would like to thank all the students and staff that  attended this years inter-house football competition.

A special thanks to the year 8 students, alongside with Mr. Cullen and Mr McInnis who took their time to barbecue and fundraise for their Klasskassa. Way to go year 8!

In year 4 & 5 it was House Aqua that battled hard and came up with an undefeated tournament to take home 1st place. Hard work by all the houses, but there can only be one champion!

In Year 6-8 it was House Ventus that took home first place! A hard fought battle again by every house, but for the second year in a row, Ventus took home first place for 6-8th grade.

Cannot wait to do this competition again!

Bonus Competition for our website readers: 

Whose feet are these in the picture below? 1st person to see Mr Brace with the right answer wins a house point. 

(Text By Mr Wester Photos by Mr Brace)

Mr West Appointed as Principal

Dear students, parents and staff of Internationella Engelska Skolan Södertälje,

As has been communicated to staff, Mr Öhman is relocating to China in August and will leave his position as Principal at IES Södertälje. Mr Samuel West has been appointed as Principal and will lead the school from 1 August 2019.

Mr West was educated in the UK and is a qualified math teacher. He has been working for IES since 2011 and assistant principal at IES Skärholmen since 2015. Most recently he had the role of Acting Principal at IES Skärholmen.

I have every confidence in Mr West's ability to lead IES Södertälje going forward as ne is an experienced educator and school leader.

Please join me in welcoming Mr West to his new role, as well as thanking Mr Öhman for his valuable contribution as the founding principal of IES Södertälje over the past two years. We wish both of them every success.

Kind regards,

Cecilia Marlow

Acting CEO

From the Principal

Update From The Principal

Update From The Principal

Dear All,

Wouldn’t you know it, Easter just passed, and summer feels like it’s well on the way. What a magnificent term we have had so far, again keeping up with all the excellent activities like the resent IES Södertälje Talent show and soon our yearly Rowing Competition, where I am sure there are some who wants the beat the highest score from last year.

Do you even remember that we started off this year in the temporary buildings for our Year 4’s and 5’s! It seems so distant even though it was only a few weeks ago, during the Sport break, we actually moved in to the new J- building. Our 4’s and 5’s have established themselves well and are as happy as can be, wouldn’t you if this is where you went to school.

We are now closing in on finishing our second year in operation and everything is going great. From surveys and other means of feedback we can see high approval rate among students, parents and staff and we are confident that we are on the right path for excellence in education for our students. We can also clearly see an increased interest among local teacher and staff who wants to work with us at our school, simply because they believe in what we do and approve with how we organise the school to achieve our convictions of having a safe and calm environment, high academic expectations and command in English.


Thank you for trusting and believing us in our ambition to deliver an excellent education for your beloved children, our students.

Johan Öhman