Lørenskog doesn't have school districts, but each school has a suggested admission area. Lørenskog has adopted regulations for distribution of the pupils in the primary and secondary schools. The municipal Director of Education has the authority to decide which school will serve as each pupil's local school.
Pupils starting 1st grade are distributed between schools based on data from the National Population Register. The distribution is dependent on the number of pupils and the capacity of the various schools. The population density in Lørenskog is high, and the admission areas are therefore flexible.
When deciding the local school for each pupil one begins to consider the geographical conditions. Other relevant conditions are which school siblings attend and whether the road to school is safe to walk.
For children who start 1st grade the following year an advance notice is sent out in November/December. The parents then get the chance to tell the municipality about any special concerns that should be taken into evaluation when deciding which school the child will attend. The decision is sent to the parents 1st February.
It is possible to apply for a different school than the pupil's local school. The application is approved if there are available places at the requested school. The decision is made by the principal at the school.
Downloadable background material:
Regulation for the distribution of pupils (in Norwegian) (PDF, 91 kB)
Map showing the school's suggested admission areas