Why choose us?
We believe there are a host of reasons to choose Silverdale School.
GCSE and A-level results are consistently well above the local and national averages. In recent years we have achieved some of the best results in the whole of South Yorkshire!
A broad and balanced curriculum
A great mix of academic, creative, practical and sporting subjects.
Our staff work hard to make lessons fun and engaging, often linking with outside organisations or organising trips, to bring their subjects to life.
Emotional health and wellbeing
We have invested in training for staff covering issues such as restorative justice, mental health, LGBT support and crisis management. Our Learning and Student Support teams help our students both inside and outside the classroom.
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 is 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 a Homework Club after school in our library, which is open to all students and runs under the supervision of specialist staff. This is particularly useful for students who may not have access to a quiet space in which to work at home.
Staff, parents and carers also get involved in the Silverdale PTA (Parents' and Teachers' Association), organising social and fundraising events.
Exceptional Sixth Form
Our Sixth Form students regularly achieve some of the best results of state schools and colleges in Sheffield. Many of our students go on to study at Russell Group universities, some go to Oxbridge universities and others move into apprenticeships with excellent companies.
Silverdale School is based in a state of the art building with modern science labs, language labs and sporting facilities. As an example of the excellent facilities available to our students, our Design and Technology department has 3D printers and a laser cutting machine that enable our students to produce wonderful creations.
Extra curricular activities
We run annual trips abroad to support language learning, as well as a ski trip and Duke of Edinburgh awards. 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.