The School Schedule

Information about the school day, after school programmes and annual school holidays in Denmark…

School children have between 30 and 35 hours of school each week. Parents can enrol their children in after school programmes through the municipality or school, where they can participate in sports and leisure activities at the end of the school day. The after school programmes are divided according to age groups:

  • Skolefritidsordning (SFO) for Grades 1-3
  • Fritidsklub (SFO-Klub) for Grades 4-6
  • Ungdomsklub for Grades 7-9

As well as after school care, other clubs and activities are available. Some are provided by the municipalities and others by private organisations.

Youth Guidance Centres (Ungdommens Uddannelsesvejledning), also called UU-centers, are for pupils in grades 7-10 and other young people up to the age of 25.

Youth School (Ungdomsskolen) provides free educational and recreational activities for young people aged between 13 and 18. There is also instruction in Danish as a second language for young people aged up to 25. Youth school offers teaching in the student's spare time as well as in full-time education. This includes the so-called "Second Chance" course, which is a full-time course for vulnerable youth.

In summer there are opportunities to go on summer camps (feriekoloni or sommerkoloni) of one to three weeks' duration in many locations across the country.

School holidays

Summer is the longest school holiday, consisting of six to seven weeks from June to August. There is also a week's holiday in February or March, an Easter holiday and a week's holiday in October. Schools are also closed from before Christmas until the New Year.