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(Link to another website.)
Facebook: Birminghamin Suomikoulu(Link to another website.)

BRIGHTON 
Hanna Drummond, hlahtevanoja(at)yahoo.co.uk
Noora Vainio, brightfinns(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Brighton(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

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

CAMBERLEY 
Minna Woodward, contact(at)suomikoulu.org
Finnish School in Camberley(Link to another website.)

CAMBRIDGE 
Hanna Winberg-Watson, winbergwatson(at)gmail.com
[email protected]
Finnish School in Cambridge(Link to another website.)

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

CROYDON 
Satu Francis, satufrancis(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Croydon(Link to another website.)

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

EDINBURGH 
Anu Huhtinen, edinburghinsuomikoulu(at)gmail.com
Edinburghin suomikoulu(Link to another website.)

FROME

Pia Valtanen-Amies, pianet(at)mac.com
Finnish School in Frome(Link to another website.)

​​​​​GLASGOW 
Satu Baylan, contact(at)glasgowfinnishschool.org.uk
Leena Vihermaa, leena.vihermaa(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in Glasgow(Link to another website.)

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

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

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

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

LONDON 
​​​​​​Katja Bada, Satu Mills, finnishschoollondon(at)gmail.com
Finnish School in London(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window)

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

NEWCASTLE 
Lotta Väänänen, newcastlensuomikoulu(at)gmail.com

OXFORD 
Helena Simons, oxford.finnish(at)googlemail.com
Facebook: F(Link to another website.)innish School in Oxford(Link to another website.)

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

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

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.