Our Ethos and Aims

Silcoates is a 3-18 co-educational independent day school.

We aim to provide an all-round education, in which each and every pupil has the opportunity to develop the skills, qualities and aptitudes they will require to live a full, productive and happy life.

We aim for every child to reach, and even exceed, their academic potential. We aim to accomplish this through the provision of a challenging and exciting curriculum, expert and enthusiastic teaching and a learning environment which is safe, well-resourced and inclusive.

We aim for our pastoral care to be robust, nurturing and proactive, at all times focused on the needs of the individual. Through the offering of a comprehensive range of co-curricular opportunities, including trips and expeditions in the school holidays, we aim to inculcate a sense of adventure, confidence and resilience.

The spiritual ethos of the School is broadly Christian, in line with our foundation, but we are a community open to families of all faiths and none, our approach being underpinned by a spirit of kindness, decency and mutual respect and an acceptance of the fundamental British values of tolerance, freedom and democracy.

We aim for Silcoates to be an open and welcoming community, where staff feel valued and developed and families are supported and included. More broadly, we aim to play our full part in the sporting and cultural life of Wakefield and the wider region.