We provide an all-round education with an academic edge, encouraging positive relationships, strong friendships and core values of tolerance and understanding, arising from our Christian foundation.
We promote the highest standards of learning and a commitment to personal discovery, with an expectation of excellence from our pupils and our staff.
We celebrate the breadth of talents that pupils and staff bring to the Silcoates School Foundation.
For our pupils:¬ to meet their educational needs in the 21st¬†century through a traditional but ever-developing curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom;¬ to help them develop their skills and attributes to the best of their ability; to encourage them to explore new activities and cultivate new talents; to help them become ambitious, energetic, committed, and considerate adults.
For our parents:¬ to build a mutually rewarding partnership in which we share in the successes of our pupils; to listen, respond effectively and learn from each other in order to build and maintain strong bridges of communication and support.
For our staff:¬ to carry on the long-standing practice of being highly motivated, well-qualified, caring staff, who place the well-being of the individual and the quality of relationships at the centre of the learning experience.
The following feelings were expressed by children of all ages, from all parts of the Foundation:
“Silcoates has given me so many opportunities: education, sports, drama and music.¬† Ten years at Silcoates and every day is new and exciting.¬† I’m proud to call myself a Silcoatian.”¬† Charlotte (Silcoates Senior)
“People who are new to St. Hilda’s can walk through the door and feel as though they have been here forever.¬† They settle in before you can say jelly beans!”¬† Anna (St. Hilda’s)
“I like St. Hilda’s because my friends make me happy.” Holly (St. Hilda’s)
“There are loads of clubs. I especially like Lego and bird watching.” Isabel (Silcoates Junior)
“We have a school council and our class councillors get things done for us.” Alisha (Silcoates Junior)
“I like having my dinner; it’s delicious.” Lucas (Sunny Hill House)
“St Hilda’s is fun because there are very nice teachers and children and everyone is happy and polite and kind.¬† When I come to school, I always have a smile on my face.” Sophie (St. Hilda’s)
“Being at Silcoates is like having a family of friends.” Katie (Silcoates Senior)
“For me, coming to Silcoates has been a life-changing experience.¬† I have had opportunities to do things here that I would never have got at my last school.”¬† Thomas (Silcoates Senior)
“I like Friday’s because we get to swim in the big pool.” Austin (Sunny Hill House)
“The work is a bit harder than my old school but it’s good to have a bit of a challenge.” William (Silcoates Junior)
“I enjoy singing in assembly and playing in the playground with my friends.” Joseph (Sunny Hill House)