Comprehensive schools had 566,600 pupils in 2020

05 Apr 2021, 22:52

  DF Report

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Comprehensive schools had 566,600 pupils in 2020, which is 0.4 per cent higher than that of a year before, according to Statistics Finland.

Forty-nine per cent of the pupils were girls and 51 per cent were boys. A total of 371,400 pupils attended grades 1 to 6 of comprehensive schools and 183,900 pupils grades 7 to 9.

A total of 1,000 pupils attended additional education (grade 10), of whom 500 in comprehensive schools. The number of pupils attending comprehensive schools also includes pre-primary education pupils in connection with basic education, numbering 10,800. More information can be found in the quality description of this set of statistics.

In autumn 2020, a total of 501 pupils were being home-schooled. There were 327 pupils temporarily residing abroad.

A total of 5,400 students were studying in basic education of adults. Of them, 51 per cent were men.