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Welcome to Silverline Private School Senior Department.

The students attending the Senior School follow the United Kingdom National Curriculum through all stages of their secondary years.  The Senior Department has students in Year 7 through to 11 working towards the Edexcel IGCSE Programmes of Study; followed by Year 12 students, who are in their first year of GCE A Level courses; these students will next year be looking to continue their education at Universities throughout the world.

Secondary education is considered by many parents and teachers to be the most stressful years for a child, and the most critical for their future development.  As an inclusive School, we at Silverline, value the education of the ‘whole child’ as an integral part of our education philosophy; therefore, there is no testing for entry. Each child is welcome to spend a day at the school whereupon the school and parents collaboratively decide whether their child’s needs, can be met and nurtured. We have a gifted and talented scheme interlinked with the curriculum as well as an experienced team to support students with a variety of learning needs.

We provide a supportive pastoral programme alongside a strong and rigorous academic curriculum; enriched with an extensive extra-curricular programme.

We believe that in order to enable effective teaching and learning to take place, good behaviour in all aspects of school life is necessary. To that end, a full rewards and sanctions programme is in place. This aims to stimulate an understanding of self-discipline; it instils in our students respect and a sense of pride and seeks to promote empathy for others in a positive learning environment within the school community. We encourage students to leave our school as young men and women who have an appreciation of both national and international communities and are confident to take their place in higher education and the world of work.

Both Internal and External Examination performance is more than a reflection of a pupil’s innate ability and all examinations, including their coursework components, require a supportive framework of classwork, homework and ongoing motivation throughout the Secondary schooling years. These disciplines and routines need to be established at the age of 11 or 12 in order to allow a child to maximise his or her potential at 16.

At Silverline Private School, a programme of homework is set daily, and this forms an essential part of each subject’s study. Pupils are introduced at an early stage to the concept of refining their work to prepare themselves for the eventual demands of IGCSE. Most important for pupil development, however, is a secure and supportive school environment, where effort and achievement are recognised and applauded.