Principal – Michelle Wilman
Please check out the new "Think before you send" campaign below

Principal's Welcome

Welcome to our school. West SILC is a special school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years, on different specialist and mainstream sites. We are based in the West of Leeds and cater for a wide range of needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs; Asperger’s; Autism and social and emotional and mental health needs. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.  

I am very proud of our whole school community, it is a wonderful place where everyone enjoys learning and are effectively supported to  maximise their potential. Our teaching and learning staff are very committed to the children and young people and strive to bring out the very best in all of them. We work extremely hard to support all our children and young people to develop the skills they will need for the future, particularly focusing on communication, independence and mobility. We are wholly committed to ensuring our school follows restorative principles. This means our ethos demonstrates:

  • Our school as a learning community, with relationships at its centre
  • We work hard to build, maintain and repair relationships through respectful talk and appreciation of others
  • We work in circles to give everyone a voice, and to listen to those voices
  • We build the skills to recognise and manage our own feelings in a safe, caring environment

West SILC was rated "Good” with Leadership and Management being judged “Outstanding" in its last Ofsted inspection in July 2013 – follow the link on this page to read the full report. A visit is really the only way to see what we can truly offer to you and your child. Contact the school office and we will delighted to show you around.


Michelle Wilman - Principal

Our Vision

We aim for all our pupils, irrespective of social class, age, gender, ability, religion, race or creed to:

  • Develop confidence, independence and self esteem.
  • Actively contribute to their own learning.
  • Develop respect for themselves and others.
  • Enjoy and achieve their full potential.

We believe that all learners should have the opportunity to work and play alongside their mainstream peer group.

We wish to support and develop schools in the west wedge as safe and happy environments where children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities can develop a positive attitude to learning and explore their potential.


School News

We had  a really busy Summer Term and just about everyone was ready for the Summer break.  

We hope you had a really enjoyable Summer with your children and you were able to do lots of fun activities and enjoy the weather, when it was good!

It is always very busy at the start of a new academic year, with classroom changes, site changes and students re-adjusting.  It has been a  joy to see all the smiling faces as we begin this term, the lovely smart uniforms and students settling back to work so quickly.

I am sure there wil be lots to report on and we will keep you posted with regular updates to the website, so please keep checking.

If you have any queries, please remember you can contact the main site school office on 0113 3862450, where the team will be happy to help.

If you have any recommendations or if there is anything you feel would be useful to add to the website, then please contact Alison Kirby, SLT Project Manager, with your recommendations.







We were rated Good with Outstanding Features in our last Ofsted Inspection in July 2013.  For details of our last inspection, please click on the link below.

Think before you send Campaign

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The Leeds Safeguarding Childrens Board, along with its West Yorkshire partners, has launched the "Think before you send" campaign which is to raise awareness of the consequences of sexting amongst teenagers.  If you would like to know more about the campaign please click on the following link.


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Main Site (Milestone)
4 Town Street, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6HL   Tel: 0113 38624500113 3862450

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