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
Anna Vines, info(at)midlandfinns.co.uk
Finnish School in BirminghamLink to another website.
Facebook: Birminghamin SuomikouluLink to another website.
Hanna Drummond, hlahtevanoja(at)yahoo.co.uk
Noora Vainio, brightfinns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in BrightonLink to another website.(Opens New Window)
Karoliina Helin, Susanna Saarela, Kirsti Gibbs, info(at)finlandinbristol.co.uk
Finnish School in BristolLink to another website.
Minna Woodward, contact(at)suomikoulu.org
Finnish School in CamberleyLink to another website.
Hanna Winberg-Watson, winbergwatson(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in CambridgeLink to another website.
Kaisa Pankakoski, kaisapan(at)hotmail.com
Virpi Ylänne, ylannevt(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in CardiffLink to another website.
Satu Francis, satufrancis(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in CroydonLink to another website.
Katja Kinnarinen, italontoonsuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
East London Finnish SchoolLink to another website.
Anu Huhtinen, edinburghinsuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
Edinburghin suomikouluLink to another website.
Pia Valtanen-Amies, pianet(at)mac.com
Finnish School in FromeLink to another website.
Satu Baylan, contact(at)glasgowfinnishschool.org.uk
Leena Vihermaa, leena.vihermaa(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in GlasgowLink to another website.
Finnish School in KingstonLink to another website.
Anne Litmanen, annie(at)litmanenconsulting.co.uk
Facebook: Finnish School in LeedsLink to another website.
Finnish School in East MidlandsLink to another website.
Facebook: The Finnish School in the East MidlandsLink to another website.
Marja Nurmikko, marjanurmikko48(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in LiverpoolLink to another website.
Katja Bada, Satu Mills, finnishschoollondon(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in LondonLink to another website.(Opens New Window)
president Heidi Salminen-Smith, leading teacher Kari Henrik Tumelius, info.manchesterfinns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in ManchesterLink to another website.
Facebook: The Finnish School in ManchesterLink to another website.
Lotta Väänänen, newcastlensuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
Virva Conroy, virva.martikainen(at)hotmail.com
Facebook: Finnish School in PortsmouthLink to another website.
Tiina Winnan, suomikoulusta(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in St AlbansLink to another website.
Finnish Schools’ Training Committee UK, SUUKKO
SUUKKO plans and organizes training for all Finnish school teachers in the UK. Regarding the training, please contact SUUKKO through email.