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Certified by University of Cambridge 

Semi-International English Offer for Henriette Hørlücks Students
For international families which have settled in the region long term, we have a semi-international offer. In reality, the students who take part in this programme are enrolled in the Danish system at Henriette Hørlücks Skole, but take English as a First language classes in the International Department. The curriculum is based on Cambridge International Examinations guidelines and culminates in an IGCSE in First Language English. This qualification is recognized world-wide. The classes are all taught by subject specialists who are native or fluent speakers of English.
Generally, students who take part in this programme are bilingual (English/Danish). In order to enter this programme the student has to be fluent in English or have been previously educated in English. However, a screening process exists for students in year 5 and 6. Students with documented advanced English skills in speech, reading and writing, can be eligible. These students need to have an academic track record of excellence and admission is based on a screening test, an interview with the student and teacher recommendations.
First language English classes are offered in-stead of English as a second language classes. Students take part in this programme from age 6-15. The classes are relatively small and teachers are dedicated towards providing each student with challenging and enriching learning opportunities. Teaching is topic-centered and an effort is made to create units which provide students with global perspectives.
Fully International School: Vision and Philosophy
Odense International School aims to providie high quality international education in English for children aged 5-16. We are a certified Cambridge International Examinations Centre.
We believe in enquiry-based learning and active students whose learning needs, both socially and academically, are met by dedicated and professional staff.
Odense International School respects and operates according to the Danish Ministry of Education’s laws and guidelines. The Scandinavian education system takes a holistic approach to education through combining academic learning and personal growth.
We provide the students with a safe, stimulating and including environment. Curriculum planning takes into account the need to explore the local environment, while also offering global perspectives. Students are given the opportunity to explore their own cultural background against the backdrop of Danish culture and other cultures.
Odense International School links families and students with the school community as well as the local community.

Odense International School at Henriette Hørlücks School is a certified Cambridge International Examinations Centre. From August 2011 we will be offering the Cambridge Primary Programme, key stage 1 and key stage 2. Please refer to the CIE web site,, for further information about the curriculum content. The core subjects are English, mathematics, science and ICT starters. Students will also be taking physical education and art classes, as well as French from year 4. The classes will be taught by internationally qualified primary school specialists and subject specialists who are native speakers of English.
School structure
Henriette Hørlücks School became a Cambridge International Examinations centre in 2009. We have offered English as a first language classes from the age of 6-16 according to the guidelines and curriculums of Cambridge International Examinations since 2007. We are now pleased to be able to offer a full Primary curriculum taught in English from August 2011 for international students who are fluent speakers of English or who have previously been educated in English. We are dedicated to expanding our international offer in the following years through an agreement made with the local council. Please refer to the table below for further details of our expansion plans. As our school population increases and the educational offer expands, the number of classes will increase, too.

Key Stages and Grade Levels

Below you will find a comparative table of ages and grade levels of students at Odense International School, in the Danish school system, in the UK, Australia and USA. Please note that all placement decisions are determined in the weeks after a student's arrival and subjected to observation.


Key Stage Odense International School Danish School System United Kingdom Australia & USA
Preschool 1 March start for children who turn 5 years by 1 September

1 March start for children who turn 6 years in that calendar year


Key Stage 1

Primary 1 (ages 5-6)

Primary 2 (ages 6-7)

Primary 3 (ages 7-8)

0. Klasse 

1. Klasse

2. Klasse

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Grade 1

Grade 2

Key Stage 2

Primary 4 (ages 8-9)

Primary 5 (ages 9-10)

Primary 6 (ages 10-11)

3. Klasse

4. Klasse

5. Klasse

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Key Stage 3

Secondary 7 (ages 11-12)

Secondary 8 (ages 12-13)

Secondary 9 (ages 13-14)

6. Klasse

7. Klasse

8. Klasse

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Grade 6

Grade 7
Grade 8

Key Stage 4
(IGCSE Programme)

Secondary 10 (ages 14-15)

Secondary 11 (ages 15-16)

9. Klasse

10. Klasse

Year 10

Year 11

Grade 9 

Grade 10

If you are considering enrolling, please follow the relevant links on our Apply pageYou will need to include a copy of your child's most recent progress or grade report and a copy of your child's birth certificate and passport. For applications to Preschool and Primary 1, we request a Letter of School Readiness from your child's kindergarten institution. For applications to Primary 2 and up, we request a Letter of Reference from your child's current class teacher. We are happy to answer phone calls and emails regarding enrolment. Our Admissions Officer is available on telephone at +45 242 696 77 on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00 - 14.00.

School fees are 3250 DKK monthly (per month from August through June) for the school year 2019/2020. For students aged 6-9 in Primary 1 through Primary 4, there is an After-School Care Programme which runs from 13.05-16.15 daily. This service is included in the school fees for up to 2 siblings. For students aged 10-11 in Primary 5 and Primary 6, there is an after-school Club which costs 655 DKK per month. Participation in The Club is a year-long commitment. Please read more about school fees here.

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