English School Gothenburg (ESG) is an independent, publicly funded “friskola”, for children from Preschool to Year 9. ESG provides an excellent environment for children whose families want to give them an education that prepares them for a life with international opportunities. Our aim is that students leave us bilingual, enabling them to study and work in the future in Swedish or English, armed with good study habits to achieve their goals.
Our school was founded in 1958 when the British Consul General of Gothenburg, Mr. Thomas Tull, needed a school for his own children. He founded The English School in Gothenburg, first known as the English Junior School, housed in a hall in Guldheden, caring for a handful of pupils. After the fall of the Berlin wall 1989, ESG moved from Böskolan to the former site of the DDR Commercial Centre. The building was renovated to suit the school’s needs and has since been developing to become the technically advanced school it is today.