About ESG

The English School Gothenburg, ESG, is based in the west of the city having moved to its current site in the early 90’s. The school has recently completed a major building program that has produced a modern learning environment with excellent new technology. We are a Swedish “friskola”, meaning that whilst we retain an independence in the running of our affairs we are subject to Swedish law and school inspection. The school is publicly funded and there are no fees charged for attending the school, except for Förskola and Fritids.

The English School Gothenburg is a small and friendly school. The children can start with us at the age of three and stay with us until sixteen. There are up to thirty children in a year group meaning that staff know all the children on a personal level and are able to respond to their needs accordingly. This helps us to maintain good standards of behavior. The school achieves excellent results academically, reflecting the hard work of the students and teachers and the calm studious atmosphere that exists in the school. The students leave us with a particular strength in English and are also very capable in their use of computers. Our aim is that students leave us bilingual, enabling them to study and work in the future in Swedish or English and have developed good study habits with which to do this.

The school is not selective so our children come from all over the city and their families come from all over the world. It is a mix of cultures and religions that we find works very well.