Day care and education

Enrolment for the 1st grade of the basic education

The children who turn seven that year and have not yet started school are annually enrolled to the 1st grade of basic education. In 2022, it will be the turn of children born in 2015 to enrol. Based on the contact information from the pre-school education and population register, a letter of enrolment will be sent to the guardians of all these children in week 4.

Enrolment is requested online using the Wilma application. The Wilma ID is the same one that the guardian had when enrolling for pre-school education. In that case, the ID will not be redo. The username is the email address used to create the account. If you have forgotten your password, it is possible to change it using the link on Wilma’s login page (rauma.inschool.fi) with the original email address.

If neither the guardians has a Wilma ID, the letter sent will also include the key code needed to create an ID and instructions. If, for example, due to a recent move to the city, the child is not yet in the city’s system and the letter is not received, you can contact the city’s education administration directly (tel. 044 793 3228 or arto.kiili@rauma.fi) to register for the school.

After the enrolment, the city of Rauma will address the student a local school. In most cases, the local school is the school closest to the student’s home. In some cases, the school further away can be defined as the local school, for example to avoid oversized class sizes. At the request of the guardian, the student may also be placed in a school other than the one designated for them. In that case, they may not be entitled to free school transport.

The enrolment period is from 7 to 20 February 2022. During this time, the required form can be found at Wilma. Decisions on school places will be mailed to homes by the end of March. For students enrolled in the small groups, a decision at this stage is preliminary and a final decision will be made in April.

The enrolment is also possible to make with a paper form, which can be printed from the link on the right side of this page.

Once the annual registration period has ended, it is still possible to register, for example, for those who have moved from another city. The later enrolment is done by contacting the principal of the school where the child is to be placed.

Transferring to 7th grade of basic education

When the student transfers from 6th to 7th grade (upper level of basic education), the student’s school places (nearby schools) are redefined. The city assigns the student a local school or other suitable place to teach. In some cases, the student may also, at the request of the guardian, be placed in a school other than the one designated for him or her. In that case, they may not be entitled to free school transport.

Students and guardians will be informed about the placement in writing at the beginning of the spring term, after which they will have the opportunity to request changes. The wishes are processed centrally and implemented as far as possible. Decisions on 7th grade school places will be mailed to guardians by the end of February.

Starting basic education in other time than at the beginning of 1st and 7th grades

The city of Rauma shows the student a local school or other suitable place to teach. In grades 1 to 6, the student is generally placed in the school closest to their home, but in some cases the student’s nearest school can also be defined as a school further away, for example to avoid oversized class sizes. In some cases, the student may also, at the request of the guardian, be placed in a school other than the one designated for him or her. In that case they may not be entitled to free school transport.

When starting the school in other times than at the beginning of the 1st and 7th grades, the student is admitted to basic education by the principal of the school. In these cases, you can contact the school directly.

If necessary, the education administration will guide you in choosing a suitable school. In these cases, the aim is to choose the school closest to home and to minimize the need for transport.