Key Information

Silcoates Parents Association

Silcoates Parents Association


The SPA represents all three of the Wrenthorpe-based schools – Silcoates Senior School, Silcoates Junior School and Silcoates Pre-School. The aim is to organise events throughout the year both to raise money for the School and to promote a friendly and social place for the children, parents and school staff.


The main events range from Christmas parties, discos and fairs to summer picnics and fun nights for the children. We organise a Spring Ball and help the School with the Summer Ball, as well as supporting the staff by serving refreshments at Sports Days and plays. Regular coffee mornings are also held to which all parents are invited and this is a great way to meet others and make new friends. We are also present at the Open Mornings to speak to prospective parents and pupils.


Examples of things that we have purchased in the past are PA systems, display cabinets, playground equipment, golf clubs, sports kits, gazebos, as well as equipment for various clubs including photography, cookery and radio.


The P.A. Committee usually meets twice a term, and is supplemented by a number of volunteers who are keen to help out at events without getting too involved in the meetings. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events throughout the year.

Please contact the Headmaster’s P.A. if you require any further information and/or would like to get involved with this important aspect of school life.


Corrina Slaski (Chair) –Jack, Year 8

Liz Blades (Secretary/Senior School Coordinator) – Sam, Year 10

Penny Gill (Joint Junior School Coordinator) – Vanessa, Year 6

Michele Fellow (Joint Junior School Coordinator) – Riley, year 3; Harper, year 1

Kath Thackray (Treasurer) – Megan, Upper Sixth; Ethan, Year 8 and Oliver, Year 5


Forthcoming events:


Coffee morning – Friday 13th January 8am-10am Dining Hall

PA meeting – Tuesday 17th January 7pm-9pm OSA room

Spring Ball – Saturday 11th March 7pm-12am Oulton Hall