Basic education is mainly
provided in comprehensive schools. Basic education consists of grades
1-9 and is for all children between 7 and 16 years. Basic education can
also include a voluntary additional year (grade 10).
new preparatory education for programmes leading to an upper secondary
qualification (TUVA) will be introduced in August 2022. It will combine
voluntary additional basic education, preparatory education for general
upper secondary education and preparatory education and training for
vocational education and training.Pre-primary
education is systematic education and instruction provided in the year
preceding the start of basic education. It is given in schools or in
early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers.
Statistics on pre-primary and basic education include information on the
following topics: pupils, completion of basic education, subject
choices in basic education, the network of educational institutions,
pupils receiving special and intensified support, and personnel in basic
education. Different topics can be selected on the left side of the
The statistics are based on data and registers collected
by Statistics Finland and on KOSKI, a National Registry and Data
Transfer Service for Study Rights and Completed Studies, maintained by
the Finnish National Agency for Education.
Data collected by
Statistics Finland is available from 2000 onwards, and data based on the
KOSKI database is mainly available from 2020 onwards. There are also
regularly updating reports based on the KOSKI data. These reports
contain information which updates monthly. Regularly updating reports
are available on pupils, on completion of basic education and on the
network of educational institutions.