Finnish schools

The purpose of the Finnish Schools is to support bilingual children’s language learning and the expatriate children about Finnish culture.

The Finnish Schools strengthen the Finnish identity of those living in Britain, especially the identity of children of British-Finnish families. The Finnish Schools are important cultural hubs for all local Finns, Finnish-British families, and friends of Finland.

The purpose of the Finnish Schools is

  • to support the language learning and in the Finnish-British families
  • strengthen the Finnish identity
  • give information about Finland, Finnish history and geography
  • offer Finnish language training for children and adults.

Currently there are around 20 Finnish Schools operating in the United Kingdom and their sizes vary from ten pupils to almost one hundred pupils. All in all, there are approximately 500 pupils, 200 adult learners, and 70 teachers in the Finnish Schools in the UK.

Finnish Schools' contact details

Suomi-koulujen yhteyshenkilöt

BIRMINGHAM
Anna Vines, info(at)midlandfinns.co.uk
Finnish School in Birmingham

BRIGHTON
Hanna Drummond, hlahtevanoja(at)yahoo.co.uk
Noora Vainio, [email protected]
Finnish School in Brighton

BRISTOL
Kirsti Gibbs, kirsti.gibbs(at)blueyonder.co.uk
Karoliina Helin, karoliina(at)finlandinbristol.co.uk
Finnish School in Bristol

CAMBERLEY
Minna Woodward, minna.woodward(at)btinternet.com
contact(at)suomikoulu.org
Finnish School in Camberley

CAMBRIDGE
Hanna Winberg-Watson, winbergwatson(at)gmail.com
info(at)cambridgesuomikoulu.org.uk
Finnish School in Cambridge

CARDIFF
Kaisa Pankakoski, kaisapan(at)hotmail.com
Virpi Ylänne, ylannevt(at)gmail.com
suomikoulucardiff(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Cardiff

CROYDON
Satu Francis, satufrancis(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Croydon

EAST LONDON
Katja Kinnarinen, italontoonsuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
East London Finnish School

EDINBURGH
Anu Huhtinen ja Kristiina Jomppanen, edinburghinsuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
Edinburghin suomikoulu

FROME

Pia Valtanen-Amies, pianet(at)mac.com

Finnish School in Frome

​​​​​GLASGOW
Satu Baylan, contact(at)glasgowfinnishschool.org.uk
​​​​​​​Finnish School in Glasgow

​​​KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
Anna Erikson, puheenjohtaja(at)fsok.org
Anna-Maija Manuel, paaopettaja(at)fsok.org
Finnish School in Kingston

LEEDS
Anne Litmanen, anne(at)litmanenconsulting.co.uk
Finnish School in Leeds facebook

LEICESTER
Kirsi Tikkanen, kirsituomo(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in East Midlands

LIVERPOOL
Marja Nurmikko, marjanurmikko48(at)gmail.com

​​​​​liverpoolinsuomikoulu(at)googlemail.com
Finnish School in Liverpool

LONDON
Hanna Salmela, hannamariasalmela(at)gmail.com

​​​​​​​Katja Bada, katjahovi(at)hotmail.com
Finnish School in London

MANCHESTER

Heidi Salminen-Smith

Kari Henrik Tumelius, info.manchesterfinns(at)com
Finnish School in Manchester

NEWCASTLE
Lotta Väänänen, newcastlensuomikoulu(at)gmail.com

OXFORD
Helena Simons, oxford.finnish(at)googlemail.com
Finnish School in Oxford facebook

PORTSMOUTH
Virva Conroy, virva.martikainen(at)hotmail.com

ST ALBANS
Tiina Winnan, suomikoulusta(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in St Albans

Finnish Schools training team UK, SUUKKO-workgroup
The workgroup is in charge of organizing the UK's Finnish school teacher's annual training day's and advicing Finnish schools jointly where possible.
Kari Tumelius, uksuukko(at)gmail.com

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