Compulsory primary and lower secondary schooling in Norway lasts for ten years and children start school the year they become six.
For admission to primary and secondary school, you should contact the school directly. Basically the rule for primary school going children is that they attend school closer to home. There are options if you want the child to go to a private school.
The issue of language training should be addressed early in the process in order to find the best possible language training that can be offered in each case. Learning Norwegian is important, but some pupils may also have the right to mother tongue education and/or bilingual teaching.
All children have the duty to primary education, and the right to get their education in the public (municipal) school they belong to (usually the school closest to where they live). Children may also receive this training through;
a) parents or guardians who take responsibility for the training under municipal supervision.
b) admission to a private elementary school approved by the Ministry for Private School Act.
Change of Public School
It is an established practice in many municipalities that pupils may move to another school than their local school when there is a good reason for this. In most municipalities, it is common that such applications will be met as long as there is space available at the requested school.
Ministry of Education and Research: The Norwegian Education System
New in Norway: The school system
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation(SIU): Education in Norway