We appreciate that choosing a primary school can be exciting yet daunting.
It’s a decision that will have a strong impact on your child’s life, both in terms of short-term happiness and long-term wellbeing.
School system: UK vs Italy
Understanding the school system is not an easy task. This is particularly the case if you are not originally from the UK.
You may wonder when your child is due to start school, which type of school is available or even what a bilingual school really looks like.
SIAL.school is an independent school and is recognised by both the British and Italian governments.
Moving through different school systems in primary school
The school teaches a completely bilingual and bi-curricular programme, which enables children to move freely into either the Italian or the British school system.
If you are considering moving from Italy, either at the beginning or in the middle of an academic year, please get in touch with our Admissions Office to discuss your needs and ask any questions you may have.
Would you like to ask a fellow parent? Contact our Parent Association.
Moving to secondary school
Our bilingual primary school offers a unique curriculum preparing pupils to continue their educational journey in the UK, in Italy or in international schools with remarkable results.
By attending SIAL.school your children will benefit from the advantages of a bilingual education and will have broader opportunities when it comes to choosing their secondary school.
In KS2 the senior leadership team and the class teachers begin the process of supporting parents through the transition to secondary school. This process continues throughout year 6, giving guidance for parents to choose the right school for their child.