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Why choose us?

We believe there are a host of reasons to choose Silverdale School.

Excellent results

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.

Bake Off winner, Rahul, visited our students during national Science Week and discussed the science of cake-baking!

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

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.

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.

Modern facilities

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.

Extracurricular 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.