Admission to first grades

As of Dec 21, 2011 the "The Conditions and Policies for Determining the Catchment Area School" (Tallinn City Government’s regulation No. 132) became valid, according to which the first grade admission applications will be accepted from March 1 to March 15.

All children within the compulsory school age living in Tallinn according to the Population Register are continuously ensured a place at a municipal school in Tallinn. 

The applications can be submitted from March 1 via eKool or at Tallinn Education Department (Estonia pst 5a, III floor).

Contacts for all municipal schools in Tallinn (including WebPages) are listed on Education Department's home page at: contacts of schools

All children residing in Tallinn can apply for schools outside their catchment area, these are compiled according to the school's rules of admission. 

The schools mentioned will be compiling their first grades in February, further info will be provided on the home pages of Tallinn Education Department and the related schools by the end of January.

Based on the recommendation of Innove Rajaleidja, the child with special needs can attend Lasnamäe Basic School, Ristiku Basic School, Kadaka  Basic School, Tallinn Laagna Nursery-Basic School, Tallinn Helen School and Tallinn Tondi Basic School.

Important deadlines in applying to school:

  • March 1st - 15th - applying via eKool or in written form at Tallinn Education Department;
  • By May 20th Tallinn Education Department will notify the parents about the catchment area school via eKool by e-mail or the child's address according to the Population Register;
  • By June 10th the parent has to inform the school whether the child will attend the school or not;
  • From June 11th all who wish may apply for the vacant positions directly to the schools. 

The parent of a child below the compulsory school age has to submit both the application and the kindergarten's evaluation or the Innove Rajaleidja recommendation about the suitability for school. To get the evaluation the parent must contact the child's kindergarten, or in case of staying at home, the council committee for children. 

Additional info:

Tel: 640 4590

Mon-Thu 8.15-17.00
Fri 8.15-15.45

Last updated: 25.02.2020