We are a school at the very heart of the community of St Leonards on Sea. We love our town. And the feeling’s mutual.

We are deeply committed to our families and making sure that the education we provide for their children will raise standards and aspirations for everyone.

In 2018, Ofsted graded us as Good.

We’re a bit unique, come and find out how

Jonathan Morris | Principal

We will be running open events at our academy in the Autumn term for children starting Reception class in September 2023. Our open events provide parents and carers with an opportunity to see the fantastic facilities and opportunities available, meet teachers and pupils and take a tour.

You can contact us with any questions or register to be notified of future open events.

Experience life at Silverdale Primary Academy through our showreel

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School life is led by our seven ninjas. Six are named for our core values that create positive learners: Ambitious, Dynamic, Determined, Resilient, Courageous and Inspirational. And the seventh is our Ultimate Ninja who takes on all these qualities. Daily rewards and weekly assemblies celebrate these attributes.

We are also a local centre of excellence for the Thrive approach. We actively focus on our children’s social and emotional wellbeing, to better understand their classroom behaviour and help them become more self-assured, capable and adaptable learners.

Throughout everything, we value close communication and cooperation with families.

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Nothing inspires children more than being able to relate their learning to the world around them. So we make sure our curriculum stimulates our pupils’ imaginations and leaves them curious to find out more.

Literature is a cornerstone of this philosophy and we use quality texts to nurture a love of reading.

And when children really stand out, whether academically or in sport or music, we notice, and we give them the chance to fulfil that potential through our targeted ‘gifted and talented’ programme.

Boy pupil playing guitar

There are many places around school – inside and out – that give an added breadth to our pupils’ learning: the music hub, the rainforest library, the school swimming pool, the external games’ coaches (oh yes, we hold the Gold School Games Mark), the extensive grounds, and the outside classroom for year-round forest school.

Pupils can develop their social skills on the Pupil Leadership Team and Solution Squad which fundraises to help support the local community.

With the help of our active PTA, we welcome the wider community into our school for events - including the legendary bonfire night firework display. Boom.

We are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. A family of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex, all graded as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We support each other, sharing insights and best practice so we never stop improving.  Our mission is to deliver the best possible education for your child.

Being part of the Trust links us to the University of Brighton: a trusted education provider. We work closely with the University’s School of Education which Ofsted has judged as Outstanding for its teacher training programmes.