Copenhagen - can anyone offer advice about schools and areas

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Scribbler
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Copenhagen - can anyone offer advice about schools and areas

Postby Scribbler » Thu May 08, 2014 5:21 pm

It seems like we might be moving to Copenhagen for a couple of years quite soon. I have visited the city before, and loved it, but I am clueless about where to start with schools, and where to live.

If anyone can offer advice as to british schools (which is best, likelihood of a yr 2 and yr 3 place from September) and which are the nicest areas to live in proximity to them, I would be very very grateful. Thanks!!
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Postby Vivtaylorgee » Mon May 12, 2014 9:26 am

Lucky you! We went to Copenhagen for three years, we thought, and stayed sixteen! Would recommend Hellerup, just outside the city and by the coast (beaches, daily swimming, fresh air!) There are two international schools there, the Copenhagen International School (CIS) u p to 18 and Rygaard, a Catholic international school which goes up to IGCSE only. Both good, our daughters went to CIS, one from 4 upwards and loved it. They did the international baccalaureate curriculum there, which is excellent, even for little ones. Ask them about the waiting list, I don't know the current situation, they are both v popular.

Denmark is a favourite expat and UN place to live and there are some other international schools although no British ones only. You might prefer to be in the city itself or in Frederiksberg or Gentofte and of course it depends on how far you or your husband have to commute. But commuting is pretty easy, with trains, tubes and most importantly by bike in safe bike lanes with their own pavement! A great place for children and a peaceful interesting life style. Have a lovely time.
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Postby dansk1234dance » Mon May 12, 2014 10:25 am

Scribbler, if you'd like to pm me, I might be able to help. I am Danish and happen to be from Hellerup, mentioned in the above post ; )
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Postby Scribbler » Mon May 12, 2014 7:03 pm

Thank you both so much for your replies; I really do appreciate them. I have made initial contact with Rygaards and CIS. I am going to wait until my husband gets the final definite "yes", and then I would love to PM YOU, dansk1234.

Once again, heartfelt thanks!
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Postby Vivtaylorgee » Tue May 13, 2014 1:35 am

Scribbler, do pm me too if you want to, of course.
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