Senior School

Boys and girls aged 11 – 16

Welcome – Senior School

Welcome to the Silcoates School website. We hope you find these pages helpful to give you a flavour of what we are trying to achieve at Silcoates and what sort of school we are.

Silcoates School is set in 50 acres of grounds in Wrenthorpe, near Wakefield.  It offers an all-through, fully co-educational experience for children from 3 to 18.  The Pre-School is for 3 year olds, the Junior School for 4 to 11 year olds and the Senior School for 11 to 18 year olds, which includes its own distinctive Sixth Form.

Silcoates is a happy and successful school, with a long tradition of providing a positive educational experience. The staff and pupils are justifiably proud of the school, and we work together to create and maintain a high-achieving, well-organised and friendly community in which everyone is encouraged to make the very best of their individual talents, both inside and outside the classroom.

Our most recent inspection report summed Silcoates up well when it concluded: ‘Pupils are confident, tolerant, enthusiastic and committed to all aspects of their school life.  They recognise how they benefit from belonging to such a balanced community and are proud of their school.’

A prospectus and a website are helpful, but they can only ever tell part of the story. The highlight of Silcoates is its people. I would therefore be delighted to welcome any prospective parents to see us in action, either on one of our regular Open Mornings or on a normal working day, when you can have a tour of the school with some of our students and discuss with me how we might best be able to meet your needs for your child’s education.

Best Wishes

Dan Coll

Acting Headmaster

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