A student can apply for a secondary school if he or she is not satisfied with the school designated for him or her. Deliver the application for a secondary school to the school where you want your child to study. The principal of the school in question makes the decision on admission based on city-wide joint principles.
Priority is given to children living in Vantaa. Available places will first be given to students with medical or other special reasons, and next to students who want a place at the same school where their siblings are. The rest of the places will be given to other applicants. If there are more applicants than available study places, the students will be chosen by drawing of lots.
A secondary school is not the local school stipulated by legislation, and therefore the students are not usually entitled to school-transport subsidies.
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If you are applying for a secondary school, you can also apply for schools located in Espoo, Helsinki and Kauniainen. In this case, however, please consider that the student is not necessarily entitled to all support services and the guardians will be responsible for the school-travel costs.