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Dear Parents and Carers...

Published on 17/10/22

A message from our Head Teacher

Dear parents/carers,

Y12 Open Evening

We look forward to welcoming Y11 students and their parents/carers Tuesday evening to our Y12 Open Evening from 5.45 pm.

Please find the link to our website to book your tickets. Silverdale School - Join our Sixth Form (


Inset Day- Wednesday 19th October

A reminder that school is closed to students on Wednesday for staff training.


Current Issues with the bus service to and from school

First Buses and Stagecoach have recently announced that they are reducing their services in the city by around 30%. If your child catches the bus to school, you will be aware that this has made it increasingly challenging over the last couple of weeks to get to and from school in a timely manner.

As we do not want to unfairly sanction students for issues that are out of their control, and so we will not be performing the daily late detentions until the standard of services improves.

Students who are late will continue to be marked with an “L” as per our statutory responsibility, and we will still send an email / WEDUC message home to notify you that your child is late that day, but we will not be logging any behaviour points for lateness to school or performing the daily lunchtime detention.

School has contacted First Buses, Stagecoach, our local MP and also Sheffield’s mayor to notify them of the issues with the bus service as we are concerned for the safety of our students travelling by bus and the impact on their education. We hope to find a mutual resolution sooner rather than later.

If you have any feedback, or would like to discuss this issue further then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Free School Meal Food vouchers for October Half Term

Where can families get further help?

  • The FSM voucher helpline will be available on 0114 2734567, option 4, option 3, and can offer help to parents experiencing difficulties with their e-Codes or with general FSM enquiries.
  • Parents/carers can also contact Edenred directly with an enquiry about an eCode or voucher at or telephone 0333 400 5932.
  • Schools can contact Edenred at


Children’s University

Please see attached the latest newsletter from Children’s University together with dates of upcoming events


ADHD Drop in

Please find attached a flyer from Family Action regarding ADHD Parent & Carer Café Drop-in Mornings

Best wishes,

Sarah Sims