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Join our school (years 7 to 11)

Silverdale is an inclusive schools that believes in enabling all students to achieve their very best. Our ethos is 'Outstanding Achievement for All'.

There are many reasons for joining us. Please read more below but, if you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss them. We can also arrange a visit to our school, so you can find out more in person.

Excellent results

GCSE and A-level results are consistently well above the local and national averages. In 2016 our Progress 8 score was 0.49. The final score for 2017 hasn't been confirmed but our unconfirmed score is 0.41.

A broad and balanced curriculum

A great mix of academic, creative, practical and sporting subjects.

Emotional health and wellbeing

We have invested in training for staff covering issues such as restorative justice, mental health, LGBT support and crisis management.

Committed and talented staff

'Teaching is... frequently outstanding. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge which they use expertly to plan activities that are challenging and encourage students to give of their very best'.

- Ofsted, 2014

No one left behind

We provide specialist support to improve outcomes for all pupils, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our team are trained in safeguarding, inclusion, dyslexia and literacy, autism and communication, behaviour and engagement. The school also houses a Deaf and Hearing Impaired Integrated Resource.

A diverse and welcoming community

We currently run Homework Clubs at the Umix Centre, next to Lowfield School, which are used by our students from lots of different communities. Staff, parents and carers also get involved in the Silverdale PTA (Parents' and Teachers' Association), organising social and fundraising events.

Exceptional Sixth Form

In 2017 our students achieved 72% of grades at A*, A or B, which are the best results of state schools and colleges in Sheffield. 61 students out of 146 this year went on to Russell Group universities. 7 of those went to Oxbridge.

Modern facilities

As well as a state of the art building with modern science labs, language labs and sporting facilities, our Design and Technology department has a 3D printer and laser cutting machine.

Extra curricular activities

We run annual trips abroad to support language learning, as well as a ski trip. We also have numerous lunchtime and after school clubs, which are listed here, as well as regular events such as our Masterchef competition.

Local Bake Off celebrity, Howard Middleton, judging our Masterchef competition.