Decrease in the number of primary schools
Primary school in Sweden consists of nine years of compulsory education, and the schools are administered by the municipalities. In 2010, there were over 4,900 primary schools in Sweden, but this number decreased annually since, dropping to less than 4,750 schools in the academic year 2021/22.
Increased number of pupils per primary school
The constant increase since of pupils attending primary school, combined with the decreasing number of schools, led to a constant increase of number of pupils per primary school during the same period. In 2020/21, there were on average 229 pupils per primary school in Sweden.