School lunch

The European School Copenhagen is one of the City of Copenhagen’s “Madskoler” (culinary schools). This means that the school has its own on-site production kitchen and staff, who prepare lunch for the students every day.

The students in grade 4-6 help out in the kitchen on a rotation basis. Cooking and knowledge about food sustainability, animal welfare and nutrition is therefore an integral part of the life at the school.

There is meat on the menu once a week, fish once a week, and vegetarian dishes three times a week. The kitchen caters to religious dietary requirements (Halal) and the following dietary restrictions: vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose intolerance. Should you wish to sign up for the school lunch programme, but your child has an allergy we do not cater to, you would need to provide a packed lunch for your child on the day the allergen is on the menu. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to adjust the monthly fee should this be the case. 

All the students eat in the canteen whether they eat the food made by the school or they bring their own packed lunch.

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School health services

The Municipality of Copenhagen provides school health services to all the schools in Copenhagen. Each school is assigned a school health nurse, who will visit the school regularly and monitor the students’ general health and well-being during their years in school.

The services of the school nurse include a combination of individual health consultations, examinations and health promotion teaching in the school. 

Our school nurse is Winnie Hansen and she is specially trained to work with children. Winnie invites the students (and parents) to a consultation at different stages of their development (nursery class, Primary 1, Primary 5 and Secondary 3).

All health consultations take place in the health clinic located on the second floor of the school.

If you need to contact Winnie, please write to her via Aula. 

Visit the website of the City of Copenhagen

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School dental services

The Municipality of Copenhagen offers free dental and orthodontic care for all children age 0-17  provided they have a CPR number. The dentists are specially trained to work with children. Once your child is registered in a school, your child will be called in for regular check-ups via e-box.

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Last updated October 13, 2022