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Covid 19 guidance for families in different languages

Easy-read guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh


Easy-read guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection in Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, French, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Welsh



Easter Competition!

We are holding an Easter Egg decorating competition with prizes for the most creative.

However, it doesn’t have to be an egg, you may not have one, so let’s see how creative you can be…… an Easter themed picture, bonnet, junk model, whatever you have you can use!

You have until Wednesday 15th April to send your entries (take a picture, scan it, whichever is easiest) to the following email address:


After this date the winners will be chosen and they will receive a prize! Good luck everyone.


Dear Parents and Carers,

The Leeds Local Offer has information to support you and your family.

This includes information we have collected on the coronavirus, available here: https://leedslocaloffer.org.uk/#!/search/list?query=COVID19

We will continue to add relevant information, resources and letters.


Please check the links below for information and help on emergency food provision and resources for managing money in Leeds:



If you are having difficulty accessing food please check the documents below for information and a referral form to apply fro assistance.


We have added a new useful resources and websites page to our site please click here to view.


Please read the simple guide to COVID-19 self isolation and financial help and advice.


Please read the letter from The Talking House Speech and Language Therapy on how they will be helping our Pupils during the next few weeks.


Please read the important letter below for an update on the current situation in school regarding pupil attendance.

Please read the imporant letter below regarding the plan for opening school from week commencing 23rd March 2020.  Your response is urgently required.  Please also note the attached list of critical/key workers for your information. 

Useful information for Parents during COVID-19

We will continue to add information that you may find useful as and when this is advised to us.  Please see links/info below.  Thank you.



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” at its last Ofsted inspection in October 2016. 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 be 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.

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4 Town Street, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6HL   Tel: 0113 3862450
0113 3862450  E:info@westsilc.org

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