Following dialogue with both the municipality (kommun) and the county administration (Länsstyrelsen) with a view to resolving the outstanding issues for the building in Södra Hamnen, IES, in consultation with Diös has concluded that it is no longer possible to open a school as planned in this building. We have now started to look for a better suited property, which could also house a larger school for grades F-9. In the meantime we have postponed the opening of Internationella Engelska Skolan Luleå.
Jörgen Stenquist, Vice CEO of IES, said: “It is disappointing that we have not been able to find a solution which would allow us to open a school in Autumn 2019. We do however have a good partnership with Diös and strong support from the municipality in Luleå. We will continue to work intensively together to find a new location as soon as possible. We remain committed to our ambition to be a part of Luleå’s endeavours to continue to develop as an attractive and growing university town.”