Government Authorities for School Education in Sweden

Government Authorities responsible for Swedish Education

There are several government authorities responsible for school education. Following are the authorities:

Swedish Schools Inspectorate 

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate administers and inspects the quality of schools across the country through regular inspections. It inspects schools and evaluates applications to run an independent school. The inspectorate oversees in accordance with the Education Act.
Contact Details:
Main Office and Stockholm Section
Box 23069
Tel no.: 08-586 08 000

The Swedish National Agency for Education 

The Swedish National Agency for Education provides information about education and manages public financing and grants. The Agency oversees and assesses the school in order to improve quality and standard. 
Contact Details:
Fleminggatan 14, Stockholm
School Board 
106 20 Stockholm
Corporate 202100-4185

National Agency for Special Needs Education

The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools offer kids, young people and adults with disabilities, the same opportunities for education and growth that everyone else in society is entitled to.
Contact Details
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 1 100
871 29 Harnosand
Phone: 010 473 50 00 
Textphone: 010 473 68 00 
Fax: 010 473 66 42
E-mail: SPSM (a)

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education analyze the job market, decides what programmes and courses are to be considered in higher vocational education and apportion public funding to education providers. The agency evaluates and scrutinizes the quality and outcome of higher vocation education in Sweden.
Contact Details:
Agency for Higher Vocational 
Box 145 721 05 Vasteras
Tel no.: 010-209 01 00 
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The Sami School Board (SAMS)

The Sami School Board is an administrative authority for public Sami schools in Sweden and related activities, which are ruled by the Sami School Ordinance.The Sami School Board develops Sami tuition as part of the public school system for children. It encourages the development and creation of educational materials for Sami education.  
Sami School Board 
PO Box 155 
962 24 Jokkmokk
Phone:  0971/442 00 (op)
E-mail: Sami School Board @
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