The pre-school class (Danish: Børnehaveklasse) is obligatory, and functions as the transition from kindergarten or day care activities to primary school. Generally, your child will be enrolled in a preschool class the year he/she turn six.
The public school (Danish: Folkeskole) is one of the corner stones in the Danish Welfare Society. Regardless of the social or economic status of the parents, all children in Denmark are guaranteed a place in the Folkeskole. The Folkeskole provide pupils with subject-specific qualifications and prepare them for further education. Moreover, the Folkeskole prepare pupils for their role as citizens in a democratic society as well as developing pupils' cooperative skills. In Denmark, five in six children attend a public school (Danish: Folkeskole) and one in six attends a private school.
You have a free choice of school within the public schools/Folkeskoler. That means you can enroll your child in a different school district from where you live – if there a places available.
To learn more about the Folkeskole, click here: Ministry of Education – The Folkeskole.
Bornholm have six public schools/Folkeskoler: Two schools are for children with special needs and one is the youth school
, which offers both spare time activities and education.
Go here to learn more on public schools/Folkeskoler on Bornholm (it is in Danish): www.brk.dk – Folkeskoler på Bornholm.