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Last Ofsted inspection

Silverdale is proud to have been judged to be an Outstanding School in our most recent Ofsted inspection (October 2014). The overall effectiveness of the school was rated as Outstanding, as was Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils and Sixth Form Provision.

 ‘Students of all abilities and backgrounds make outstanding progress from their individual starting points as they move through the school.’

‘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.’

‘Behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. Students are polite and respectful, and their well-above average attendance shows not only how much they enjoy school, but also how keen they are to do well.’

‘Outstanding leadership and management at all levels, including the governing body, ensure that there is a crystal clear view of how well the academy is doing and where it could do even better.’

‘Procedures to keep students safe and secure in the school are exemplary. Students say how very safe they feel and that any rare incidents of bullying are dealt with promptly and successfully by adults.’

‘The school prepares students exceptionally well for life in a multicultural, democratic society by promoting respect and tolerance, and the importance of British values.’

‘The sixth form is outstanding. Expert leadership and management ensure that students’ personal well-being is catered for extremely well and that nearly all students achieve outstandingly well. The proportion of students going on to higher education, frequently at prestigious universities, is very large.’

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Parent View

Ofsted Parent View is a website where you can tell Ofsted what you think of your child's school, including:

  • How happy your child is at the school.
  • How the school manages bullying or challenging behaviour.
  • If your child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) you will be asked how well the school support them.

The questionnaire can be completed at any time - you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. 

You can find out more at the Parent View website.