There is only one primary and lower secondary school in the municipaltiy of Vega. It is situated at Gladstad, with pupils from the age of 6 to 16. Next door to the school building are the community center and an indoor swimmingpool. For children from 1st to 4th grades the school provides an activity programme before and after school hours for children at the school premises (called SFO i Norwegian).

Vega compulsory school

Web site:, tel.: 75 03 68 20,
Vega School - see location.

The introduction of the reform "Knowledge Promotion" has provided all grades with new curricula with clearly stated competence objectives. The curriculum has emphasised basic skills in being able to express oneself orally and in writing, in reading, in numeracy and in the use of digital tools.

The municipalities fund primary and lower secondary education and have a great deal of freedom when it comes to organising the education. Compulsory schooling in Norway lasts for ten years, and the children start school at the age of six.

School bus service

First-graders who live more than two kilometres from their school and children between 2nd and 10th grade who live more than four kilometres from their school, have the right to be bussed to and from school.

All children in Norway registered with the Office of the National Public Registrar, are automatically given a place at the school in their school district. As a general rule, children start school at the age of six. Mandatory schooling in Norway lasts for ten years.

All munincipal schools provides care and supervision of children before and after school hours (called SFO in Norwegian, not free). The school day-care is offered to all children from 1st to 4th grade. Please contact your school for more information.

Minority Languages
Pupils from minority language backgrounds have the right to Norwegian language instruction. The lessons are to be organized in a way that allows each learner to adapt the education and participate in the classroom. Non-Norwegian speaking children also have the right to instruction in their mother tongue (bilingual instruction), on the condition that competent teachers are available whitin the municipality.

School Health Care
The school health care programme is a continuation of the health care programme for small children run by the municipal health clinic. It involves health examinations and follow up, as well as a vaccination programme.

School Dental Care
Up to the age of 18, dental care is free in norway.

Sist oppdatert den 09.sep.2015

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