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
Facebook: Birminghamin Suomikoulu

BRIGHTON 
Hanna Drummond, hlahtevanoja(at)yahoo.co.uk
Noora Vainio, brightfinns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Brighton

BRISTOL 
Karoliina Helin, Susanna Saarela, Kirsti Gibbs, info(at)finlandinbristol.co.uk
Finnish School in Bristol

CAMBERLEY 
Minna Woodward, contact(at)suomikoulu.org
Finnish School in Camberley

CAMBRIDGE 
Hanna Winberg-Watson, winbergwatson(at)gmail.com
[email protected]
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, 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
Leena Vihermaa, leena.vihermaa(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Glasgow

​​​KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES 
puheenjohtaja(at)fsok.org
paaopettaja(at)fsok.org
Finnish School in Kingston

LEEDS 
Anne Litmanen, annie(at)litmanenconsulting.co.uk
Facebook: Finnish School in Leeds

LEICESTER 
eastminland.finns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in East Midlands
Facebook: The Finnish School in the East Midlands

LIVERPOOL
Marja Nurmikko, marjanurmikko48(at)gmail.com
liverpoolinsuomikoulu(at)google.com
Finnish School in Liverpool

LONDON 
​​​​​​Katja Bada, Satu Mills, finnishschoollondon(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in London

MANCHESTER 
president Heidi Salminen-Smith, leading teacher Kari Henrik Tumelius, info.manchesterfinns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Manchester
Facebook: The Finnish School in Manchester

NEWCASTLE 
Lotta Väänänen, newcastlensuomikoulu(at)gmail.com

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

PORTSMOUTH 
Virva Conroy, virva.martikainen(at)hotmail.com
Facebook: Finnish School in Portsmouth

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

Finnish Schools’ Training Committee UK, SUUKKO
uksuukko(at)gmail.com
SUUKKO plans and organizes training for all Finnish school teachers in the UK. Regarding the training, please contact SUUKKO through email.