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The school path in Finland

In Finland, going to school is free for the duration of compulsory schooling. Compulsory education begins the year the child turns seven, and ends when the student turns 18 or completes a secondary school degree before that time. Compulsory students also have the right to free study materials until the end of the year in which the student turns 20, if a secondary degree has not been completed before that time. This extended compulsory education came into force on 1 August 2021, and it applies to the age cohorts born in 2005 and thereafter. Those born before this are subject to the older compulsory education, which ends in the ninth grade of junior secondary school.  

The videos below contain multilingual general information about cooperation between school and home and about Finnish elementary schools.