Principal – Michelle Wilman
Our Ukulele band are performing 3 songs at the Bramley Christmas Lights Switch on - Friday 27 November at 5.25pm!

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

Lighthouse Union Store

There is an exciting new Café/shop available for life skills trips which is SEN friendly. The new venture is being run by the Lighthouse school (Autism Free school) and several of our students are accessing internships, supported by our staff.

The cafe/shop is situated on the Otley Old Road on the way up to Holt Park – drop in if you are passing and support them. Further details are available on the "Mint Class at College" page.


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.

Local Area SEND Consultation

There is a consultation on Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission's proposals for inspecting, under section 20 of the Children Act 2004, how effectively local areas fulfil their responsibilities towards disabled children and young people and those who have special educational needs.  They are seeking the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, disability and special educational needs.  They particularly want to hear from disabled young people and those have special educational needs and their parents/carers.  The document is attached below and you can give your contribution via a survey. The closing date for the consultation is 4 January 2016.  Please use 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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