Our Vision and Values
Your child is unique, so is our school.
At SIAL.school, we believe in the importance of giving children the opportunity to be heard as well as getting involved in shaping their future. Our aim is to create a positive and inclusive community within the school that prepares children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Bilingual and bi-cultural
Bilingualism and a broader cultural background are cornerstones in today’s world of cultural diversity.
We strongly believe that being bilingual does not simply mean being able to communicate fluently in two languages but that it also encourages the development of a more open and mature way of thinking.
Students at SIAL.school benefit from a wider and more complete education which combines the Italian and British curricula and cultures; the values of which prepare them to deal with the complexities of the world in which they live.
Happy children, fulfilled adults
The health and wellbeing of our pupils is paramount – social and emotional competence is developed and reinforced as much as academic skills.
It is our intention that children should leave SIAL.school with a strong academic foundation, combined with the self-esteem and confidence in their abilities and social skills that will ensure that they are fully prepared to embrace the exciting challenges ahead.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
The principles of Equality and Diversity are essential to our work.
At SIAL.school we actively work to ensure that all children and adults are given every opportunity to achieve, to recognise their own worth and to play an important part in our community.
A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of their background.
SIAL.school began as a project in 2005, when a group of Italian citizens reached out to the large community of Italians living in London to gauge interest in setting up an Italian school.
2007Our Charity was set up
In July 2007 the charity which to this day manages the school (SIAL.charity, La Scuola Italiana a Londra, Reg. Charity no. 1119966), was set up and started raising funds to open the school.
2010Our school opened its doors
The School opened on the 8th of September 2010. Since then, the Board of Trustees has managed the business side of the school and supported its continual development through fundraising campaigns and various activities.
2012Our first Y1 class
The Primary School opened on 11th September 2012 with the Y1 class. Today the school has completed the primary cycle and educates children from the age of 3 to 11.
2016Our new building
The school widens and acquires a new building, thanks to the support of Ambassador Pasquale Q. Terracciano.
Read more about our school's history on SIAL.charity's website.
SIAL.school’s annual accounts are available online on the Charity Commission for England and Wales’ website.
Go to the Charity Commission’s website
Promoting the Italian language and culture
Since its foundation in 2007, SIAL.charity has worked to promote the knowledge and support the understanding of the Italian language and culture in the UK, not only through the provision of a bilingual English-Italian education at SIAL.school, but also through the offering of courses, clubs and events open to the general public, under the brand SIAL.courses.