School Life

At Southlands, we put every student firmly at the centre of our educational approach. At the heart of our mission statement is our caring and enthusiastic staff. Teachers, assistant teachers, administrators, secretarial and support staff combine to provide a high level of communication, care and expertise.

Many parents and visitors comment on the ‘family feel’ of the school. This well-rounded and caring approach to your child fosters their well-being and positive mental health. It is the children who create our wonderful ethos. A variety of residential and educational visits enrich the learning experience.

Our qualified School Nurses deliver elements of our PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social, Health, Education). We also have a school Doctor who regularly visits the school.

School Bus

The Southlands daily bus service is managed by leading transport company Todde Bus.

For children who take part in after-school activities or Italian, the bus picks them up at 17.00. All buses have seat belts and a bus monitor is always on-board.

For more information regarding pick-up points, door-to-door service and costs, please contact the Business Office by writing to

School Uniform

The school has a uniform policy that pupils are requested to comply with at all times. These items can conveniently be purchased within school premises.

For more information please write to

School Food

Southlands is the only international school in Rome where lunches are prepared on the premises, using mainly organically grown products.

Our friendly kitchen team work in partnership with leading caterers CIRFOOD to provide exceptional homely cooking every day. The team also work closely with our school nurses to ensure all dietary and religious requirements are met.

Our class teachers and form tutors join their students for lunch in the dining room in a family-style, meal-time atmosphere.