Admissions

The admission procedure at La Scuola Italiana a Londra (‘SIAL’) is non-competitive.

All applications for places at SIAL will be treated fairly. No child will be refused a place in the school because of their race, gender or background.

Parents/Carers are welcome to visit SIAL and discuss their children’s schooling needs prior to an application. This can be done by telephoning (+44(0)207 603 5353) or e-mailing the Admissions Office (admissions@scuolaitalianalondra.org) to arrange a convenient date and time.

Most students join SIAL in September, but we are happy to admit students throughout the year provided that we have places available.

Places are allocated prioritising siblings and in order of declaration of interest.

PROCEDURES

1. Registration

To apply for admission the first thing to do is to register the child by completing our registration form (click here to download it) and returning it to the school with a £100 non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee covers administrative costs only and does not guarantee a place in the school. Registrations can be done any time after the child’s birth.
You can either send the form and a cheque payable to “La Scuola Italiana a Londra” to 154-156 Holland Park Avenue LONDON W11 4UH or send the form by email to admissions@scuolaitalianalondra.org and make a bank transfer to the following account:

La Scuola Italiana a Londra
HSBC Notting Hill Gate
Sort code: 40-05-08
Account number: 81451154
IBAN: GB48HBUK40050881451154
SWIFT/BIC: HBUKGB4141P

(please remember to use your child’s name as a reference for the bank transfer and indicate on the email the date of the bank transfer)

Once the registration form and registration fee have been received, Parents/Carers will be informed whether their registration has been accepted and the child will be placed on our registration list in the relevant academic year and class (see our Admissions Code of Practice). If the relevant class is already full, the children will be added to our waiting list. Both our registration list and waiting list are ordered according to the date of registration, i.e. when both the form and payment have been received.

2. Places are offered

Places are normally offered at the beginning of the December before entry, when the formal offer letters and relevant forms are sent to those who are on our registration list – i.e. for a place in September 2019, the forms would be sent at the beginning of December 2018.

To secure the place, Parents/Carers are requested to return the forms with a copy of the child’s identification (passport or birth certificate) and a deposit of £1,500 by the end of the following January – i.e. for a place in September 2019, by the end of January 2019. Please note that the deposit is refunded when the pupil leaves the school, provided a full term’s notice has been received and all outstanding accounts have been settled.

If there are still places available once all deposits have been received, offers are made to those on the waiting list until the classes are full (i.e. all deposits have been received for the remaining places).

3. In the May before entry

Parents/Carers who have paid deposits to confirm acceptance of places are asked to pay the first Autumn Term fee in advance.

At this stage places may once again become available and will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Please note that if the deadlines are missed, and full documentation and payment are not provided on time, the offer will be withdrawn.

For requests received throughout the year, after the above deadlines a schedule for the submission of documents and payments will be agreed with the relevant Parents/Carers.

For further information, please refer to our Admissions Code of Practice or contact admissions@scuolaitalianalondra.org

FEES*

La Scuola Italiana a Londra is an Independent school run by a Charity (Reg. Charity n.1119966) which aims to keep our fees at the minimum level required to cover the running costs of the school.

For the academic school year 2017-18, our fees have been set as follows:

Year Term
EYFS (Nursery & Reception)

KS1 & 2 (Year 1-5)

Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado (Year 6)

£ 13,300

£ 14,900

£ 15,750

£ 4,433.33

£ 4,966.67

£ 5,250

Sibling Discounts**:
• 5% for the first sibling
• 10% for the second sibling

Monthly payment option:
In order to take into consideration the varying circumstances of our Parents/Carers, we also offer a Monthly Payment Option via standing order for paying our fees. Please note that this payment option is offered with an additional cost of £50 per term (£150 per year) per child. Please ask the School Office for further information.

* The School reserves the right to change the fees. A full term’s notice will be given.
** Both to be applied to the fees of the youngest child.


CHILDREN’S VOUCHER

We can accept children’s vouchers in part payment of our fees. Please ask the School office for further details.


MINIMUM FUNDING ENTITLEMENT (MFE) SCHEME

We are part of the Minimum Funding Entitlement (MFE) scheme of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. This means that our children aged 3 and 4 are funded automatically by the Royal Borough education authority for 15 hours per week. Please ask the School office for further details.