The first ten grades of school (primary and lower secondary school) are funded by the local authorities.
There are 15 primary and lower secondary schools in Rana. As a resident of Rana your child has the right to attend the school in the area you live. All municipal primary schools offers an after-school day-care programme for children on the school premises (called SFO in Norwegian).
School Bus Service
First-graders who lives longer than 2 kilometres away from their school and children between 2nd and 10th grade who lives longer than 4 kilometres away from their school, have the right of a school bus from home to school and back.
All children in Norway registered with the Office of the National Public Register, are automatically given a place at the school in their school district the year they turn 5. As a general rule, children start school the year they turn 6. In Norway compulsory school aducation lasts for 10 years.
All munincipal schools provide care and supervision of children before and after school hours (called SFO in Norwegian). The school day-care is offered to all children from 1st to 4th grade (1st to 7th grade for children with special needs). Please contact your school for more information.
Pupils from minority language backgrounds are usually offered a Norwegian speaking instructior. The lessons are organized in a way that allows each pupil to adopt education and participate in the classroom. Non-Norwegian speaking children also have the right to their mother tongue instruction (bilingual instruction), if competent teachers are available whitin the municipality.
School Health Care
The school health care program is a continuation of the health care program for small children run by the municipal health clinics. It involves health examinations and follow up, as well as a vaccination program.
School Dental Care
Up to the age of 18, dental care is free in Norway.