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Dear Parents and Carers...

Published on 11/02/22

Message from our Head Teacher

Dear Parents/carers,

School-wide Focus on Punctuality

In the last couple of weeks we have been having a big push on improving the punctuality of our students in school. All year groups have received an assembly on the importance of positive time keeping and also the negative impact that poor punctuality has on attainment and future potential. Students that were frequently late to school during the autumn term have been placed on Punctuality Report, and students that have been frequently late to their lessons have been included as part of the newly launched Punctuality Challenge. We also believe it to be extremely important that parents/carers remain informed about all aspects of your child’s school day, as such, we have introduced a new daily message home (sent via WEDUC or email) to all students that are late to school each day. If your child has been placed on either the punctuality report or punctuality challenge, this will have already been communicated to you through an email, and the relevant key stage office will be communicating regular updates home about the progress your child is making in relation to their punctuality.

Please could we ask that you reinforce these important messages of being punctual both to school and also lessons throughout the school day.

If you would like to discuss the issue of punctuality in school further, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s relevant Key Stage office, or email


We will be relaunching our uniform expectations after the half term holiday.  Please support us by encouraging your child to attend school in correct school uniform.

Second-hand items of school uniform and PE kit can be purchased from our school reception.  We currently have the full range of school uniform and PE kit available, all items are clean, in excellent condition and are available in a wide range of sizes.

If you would like to enquire about purchasing any items of uniform then please email, and include in your email information regarding the items, size and quantity you require. Mrs Jones and Mrs Ibbotson on reception will then gather together your order and send it home with your child when your order is ready.

There is a small cost of £1 per item of uniform purchased, to be paid in cash to our school reception. All funds raised will be then donated to the Silverdale School PTA.


COVID vaccinations and HPV during the Half Term Holidays for 12 – 15 year olds

The Sheffield Children’s 0-19 Vaccination and Immunisation team are offering first and second doses of the COVID vaccine to 12-15 year olds. The team will also be offering the HPV vaccination to year 8 pupils over the half term holidays.

The team are focusing on young people ages 12 to 15. If any 16 and 17 year olds want to receive a COVID vaccination, we recommend that bookings are made through the national booking system here:

Half Term Clinics

There are also drop-in clinics for 12-15 year old vaccinations with the Sheffield Children’s team during half term:


Walk in venue

February 2021

St Columba’s Church (W)

547 Manchester Rd, Sheffield S10 5PL

Mon 14 Feb



Handsworth Methodist Church (E)

289A Handsworth Rd, Handsworth, Sheffield S13 9BN

Tue 15 Feb

9 :30-15:30pm

Learning Zone (N)

320 Wordsworth Ave, Sheffield S5 8NL

Wed 16 Feb

9 :30-15:30pm

Shortbrook Family Centre (E)

First Floor Shortbrook Primary school site, Westfield Northway Sheffield, S20 8FB

Thur 17 Feb

9 :30-15:30pm

Sharrow Community Forum

Vincent Rd, S View Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1DB

Fri 18 Feb

9 :30-15:30pm

Many thanks for your continued support and I hope our students and their families enjoy a happy and healthy half term holiday.

Best wishes,

Sarah Sims

Head of Silverdale School