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  • Creative Writing winners!

    Published 31/03/17

    Today we announced the first ever winners in our Charles Cantor Creative Writing Competition.

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  • A record ¬£1,355 raised on Red Nose Day

    Published 27/03/17

    A HUGE thank you to everyone who got involved in Red Nose Day last week. It was a non-uniform day at Silverdale and we raised £1,355 - that's the best ever for our school!

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  • Silverdale Stampede

    Published 07/03/17

    Save the date 14th May 2017 for the Silverdale Stampede!

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  • Silvermail Newsletter December 2017

    Published 17/02/17

    Silvermail Newsletter December 2017

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  • Internet Safety

    Published 02/02/17

    We are writing to you to share with you some unsettling information about current ‘trends’ on the internet.
    We have recently been made aware of some new websites that young people have been accessing which have put them at risk of harm.

    For more information please see the attached document here.

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  • Y7¬†Parents' Evening¬†- date change

    Published 27/01/17

    Y7 Parents' Evening - date change

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  • Silvermail Newsletter December 2016

    Published 15/12/16

    Welcome to our new edition of Silvermail, a half termly newsletter which has been written by our Sixth Form Students.

    December 2016 edition.

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  • Silverdale Multi-Academy Trust has reluctantly decided to withdraw provisional plans to lead a new second school planned for the Bannerdale site.

    Published 25/11/16

    Silverdale Multi-Academy Trust is aiming to strengthen and develop its links with primary and secondary schools in the area after the Board of Trustees reluctantly decided to withdraw provisional plans to lead a new second school planned for the Bannerdale site.

    Silverdale Trust beat stiff competition to be chosen as the sponsor of a Local Authority commissioned new school – to be called Silverhill University School – in line with the council’s commitment to accommodate growing numbers of pupils in the south west of the city.

    Having carried out due diligence on the financial model, Silverdale Trust felt that, given the latest changes to the financial capital build scheme, to proceed with the project would put the Trust at unacceptable financial risk.

    Now the Board of Silverdale-Multi Academy Trust is focusing primarily on developing and expanding links with existing secondary and primary schools in the area.

    Longstanding plans for a new wing at Silverdale which will allow the school to take extra secondary and sixth form students, and to upgrade the existing premises, will also be revisited.

    Headteacher Roisin Paul said: “Following our rating as outstanding in our last Ofsted inspection, we are determined to give more students the opportunity to fulfil their potential within the Silverdale ethos.

     “We continue to look to develop Silverdale Trust through more collaboration with existing schools. We want to strengthen our formal relationships with other schools and widen the Trust with schools who are interested and share our inclusive and aspirational ethos.

     “The continued aim is to create a family of schools who will work in partnership to provide outstanding educational experiences to the young people of Sheffield, more high quality professional development for staff and a joined up and proactive teacher training, recruitment and retention strategy.


     “We are disappointed that we can’t continue with Silverhill, for which we had such a strong vision. But the latest financial developments mean that the risk to the Multi-Academy Trust has become too great.”

    The vision for extending Silverdale in the longer term includes new facilities for the English and Modern Foreign Languages departments, a bigger dining room, a dedicated sixth form study and social space and conference facilities for Sheffield Teaching School Alliance.

    At the same time, the current building would be remodelled to create four new science laboratories and extended PE facilities.

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  • Silvermail - newsletter November 2016

    Published 23/11/16

    Welcome to our new edition of Silvermail, a half termly newsletter which has been written by our Sixth Form Students.

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  • Inclement Weather

    Published 10/11/16

    We would like to remind you of our procedures in the event of adverse weather conditions being forecast or experienced across our local area:

    We aim to open as usual every day.  In the event of adverse weather conditions we will follow our usual procedures.  Please be aware that:

    • Weather conditions are monitored on an ongoing basis and the site is checked regularly
    • We will use the school website, Sheffield City Council website,  e-mail to parents, radio stations (Radio Sheffield and Hallam) to communicate any changes

    Please do not ring school to enquire regarding status - we are open unless the web, e-mail or radio says not.  In the event of an early closure, we will use the same means to communicate with parents.

    In making any decision regarding change to our usual arrangements, we are mindful of the health and safety of all concerned as well as understanding of the difficulties families may have in terms of planning in advance, finding childcare etc.  We will do our very best to make sure that any decisions are the right ones given the information available to us and that they are communicated to you in good time.  We are sure that you will also have contingency plans in place – let’s hope that we don’t have to use them!

    Parents need to make their own judgement regarding the safety of their journey to and from school.

    Thank you for your support and cooperation.

    Roisin Paul, Headteacher

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