All children in Denmark must attend school for 10 years from the year they turn 6. Tuition is free at the public schools.

Herning Municipality has 33 public schools and 7 private schools. 15 of the public schools go from 0. grade up to to 9. grade (6 to 15 years). The remaining schools go from 0. to 6. Grade, and the pupils then go to one of the 15 schools for the final years. 10. grade is optional in Denmark and is offered at Skolen på Sønderager.

Herning focuses on a positive learning environment and value the physical environment as a basis for learning. Since 2000 four new schools have been built in Herning Municipality.

Here you can find all our schools on a map.

You can click on the icons to get more information.

To sign up for school when you move to Herning, you need to contact the individual school.


Receiving classes

School-age children who cannot speak Danish will receive basic Danish language tuition. This takes place in 'receiving classes' two places in Herning until the children are ready to integrate in a typical class.

International school

In Ikast, approx 10 kilometers east of Herning city, there is a private international school. 

Read more about International School Ikast-Brande.

Herning Municipality offers special talent classes at a department under Brændgårdskolen from 7th grade for young people with a special sport talent or musical talent.

The sport or music association that the pupil is part of recommends him or her to be accepted in a talent class.

Contact information

Mette Klarskov Hebel
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Phone: +45 96288518
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