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Denmark: More than 5,000 Ukrainian children attend primary and lower secondary school 

28 March 2023
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According to the latest data from the Ministry of Children and Education, approximately 5,300 displaced children from Ukraine attended primary and lower secondary education in February. 

Currently, more than 8,000 children and young people from Ukraine are residents in Denmark under the law on temporary residence permits for displaced persons from Ukraine (the Special Act). Among the more than 6,200 children and young people between the ages six and 16, approximately 5,300 are enrolled in primary and lower secondary schools. 

This means that 86 per cent of the displaced Ukrainians between the ages six and 16 are enrolled in primary and lower secondary schools. They attend the following types of schools: 

  • 87 per cent attend public schools (Folkeskole); 

  • Eight per cent attend municipal youth schools; 

  • Two per cent attend private or private independent schools; 

  • One per cent attend specific educational offers to children and young people from Ukraine in accordance with the Special Act; 

  • One per cent attend special schools.  

Furthermore, approximately 1,500 Ukrainian children between the ages zero and five are enrolled in early childhood education and care, which corresponds to 68 per cent of all the Ukrainian children between the ages zero and five residing in Denmark under the Special Act. 

More information (in Danish) 

Key figures on displaced children and young people from Ukraine: Fordrevne børn og unge fra Ukraine med ophold efter særloven i dagtilbud og grundskoler i Danmark

 

Source: Eurydice Unit Denmark 

 

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