School Blog


IES Sigtuna School Year Dates: 

(Swedish below)

Autumn Term 2021:
School start: 
F - 3: Tuesday 17 August
4 - 8: Wednesday 18 August  
End of term: Tuesday 22 December
Autumn break: 1 - 5 November (week 44)

Spring Term 2022
School start: 
Tuesday 11 January (all students)
End of term: Friday 10 June
Sports break: 28 Feb - 4 March (week 9)
Easter break: 11 - 14 April (week 15)
Extra holiday: 27 May


Höstterminen 2021  
F - 3: tisdag 17 augusti    
4 - 8: onsdag 18 augusti  
Skolavslutning tisdag den 22 december  
Höstlov vecka 44 

Vårterminen 2022
tisdag den 11 januari (alla)
Skolavslutning fredag den 10 juni
Sportlov vecka 9
Påsklov vecka 15
Klämdag 27 maj  


Welcome to our digital tour

Welcome to our digital tour

The doors to IES Sigtuna will open in August 2021. We are currently building a completely new modern school building with everything required to offer students the ideal learning environment. The school is located in the area Sigtuna Stadsängar, a new and sustainable area being built just outside central Sigtuna.  In a few years, the school will have two classes in each year – from förskoleklass to year nine.

Are you curious what life is like at IES? Do take the time to do a digital tour in some of our other schools. Here you may find several films which we hope will provide you with insight of what we, our students and their parents consider to be important in creating a good school.

School progess

School progess

School progress:

The Management team are working hard to prepare the school for our opening! The school is still a construction site so we're not ready to welcome visitors yet.

The rest of the staff will start on the 2nd of August and we're super excited to meet you all!

Parents and guardians will receive an information letter from us in the second week of August with information of arrival times for students on the first day, how to get to the school and the structure for the first day or two.

Meet our second Physical Education & Health teacher who will also work with Special education in Lower Primary: Ms Pia Bolander.

Meet our second Physical Education & Health teacher who will also work with Special education in Lower Primary: Ms Pia Bolander.

Hej alla elever, vårdnadshavare och kollegor.

Jag heter Pia Bolander och jag kommer att jobba som idrottslärare för år 1-5 samt som speciallärare på IES Sigtuna.

Jag är Sigtunabo sedan 13 år tillbaka och har tidigare jobbat på Galaxskolan i Märsta. Innan dess har jag bott och jobbat både i Uppsala och Stockholm.

Jag har varit lärare i 27 år och jag har verkligen valt rätt yrke. Det finns inget bättre än att lära ut kunskap och rörelseglädje till elever. Det ska bli riktigt roligt att få vara med från början när IES nu öppnar i Sigtuna.

Jag är född och uppvuxen i Uppsala och bestämde mig tidigt för att bli lärare. Jag är utbildad i idrott och hälsa vid Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan i Stockholm samt i svenska och engelska vid Uppsala Universitet. Under årens gång har jag också fortbildat mig i livskunskap, språkutvecklande arbete och bedömning för lärande. De senaste åren har jag ägnat mig mycket åt pulshöjande aktiviteter, framförallt för elever med NPF.

På fritiden ägnar jag och min familj mycket tid åt sport och friluftsliv. Jag är f.d. elitspelare i basket och nu är jag coach för ett ungdomslag där min dotter spelar. Under sommarhalvåret spelar vi golf och orienterar, och på vintern så åker vi skridskor och skidor, både utför och på längden.

Hoppas ni njuter av det härliga sommarvädret, så ses vi när terminen börjar!


Hello all students, guardians and colleagues.

My name is Pia Bolander and I will work as a sports teacher for years 1-4 and as a special education teacher at IES Sigtuna.

I have been a Sigtuna resident for 13 years and have previously worked at Galaxskolan in Märsta. Before that I have lived and worked in both Uppsala and Stockholm.

I have been a teacher for 27 years and I have really chosen the right profession. There is nothing better than teaching students knowledge and the joy of movement. It will be really fun to be part of it from the beginning when IES now opens in Sigtuna.

I was born and raised in Uppsala and decided early on to become a teacher. I am educated in sports and health at the School of Gymnastics and Sports in Stockholm and in Swedish and English at Uppsala University. Over the years, I have also trained in life skills, language development work and assessment for learning. In recent years, I have devoted myself a lot to heart rate-boosting activities, especially for students with NPF.

In my free time, my family and I spend a lot of time in sports and outdoor life. I'm an ex elite basketball player and now I am the coach of a youth team where my daughter plays. During the summer we play golf and orienteer, and in the winter, we go ice skating and skiing, both downhill and long distance.

Hope you enjoy the wonderful summer weather, see you when the term begins!

Meet our Lower Primary English Teacher (Preschool - Year 2): Ms Chez Bassett

Meet our Lower Primary English Teacher (Preschool - Year 2): Ms Chez Bassett

Dear Colleagues, Families and Friends

My name is Chez Bassett and I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce myself as the Preschool, Year 1 and Year 2 English teacher at Sigtuna School.  I will be coming all the way from Johannesburg in South Africa to start an incredible journey and be part of the team which is to pioneer our new school.

Education has been my life and passion for the past 37 years.  Ms Schäfer and I share African roots in a school in Johannesburg, before she started her exciting journey in Sweden.  I never imagined our paths would cross continents 23 years later.

My amazing and supportive husband, Lawrence, is joining me in our adventure in Sweden.  We are blessed with three beautiful children, all of whom are now young adults.  I ran my own Kindergarten School and returned to the formal classroom five years ago to teach Grade R.

It is with great excitement that I look forward to nurturing Years 1 and 2 children as I open the doors and prepare them to learn and develop a love for the English language. 

Education is so much more than time in the classroom and I cannot wait to embrace a new culture, community and environment that this teaching opportunity presents to me.

I try to end each day with a walk along a river near to where we live.  In this way I shake off all the challenges and worries of the working day and keep fit at the same time.  I therefore cannot wait to walk in a very different setting, exploring the forests and many places of interest in my new environment.  I also love to cook and bake in my spare time and envisage lots of fun, learning about the Swedish cuisine.  This hobby is best shared around a table or a picnic with friends.

My husband and I are excited to begin this incredible new chapter in our lives. 

In conclusion, I aim to enrich and support the students, the community and colleagues of Sigtuna in every way possible.  Thank you for allowing me to share and be part of this “adventure of a lifetime”.