At Solihull School, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all pupils realise their full potential. Our central aim is to provide for every pupil as rich a life as possible so that school fosters fulfilment, happiness and success; a preparation for life as a good adult in society. Teaching is excellent and our examination results speak volumes about the progress Silhillians make in their studies.
We believe that our aims can be summarised in three words, Ambition, Opportunity and Community.
Staff and pupils are ambitious and seek to maximise potential in one another. We aim to engender an enduring thirst for learning and a sense of well-being, and all members of the School community are encouraged to extend themselves beyond their immediate interests and perceived capabilities. Doing one’s best is uppermost and perseverance is very important in achieving our goals. Reflection is ongoing and the genuine belief that we can all be better drives us on.
We aim to provide breadth of opportunity and inspire depth of achievement. Learning takes place in and out of the classroom, at home and abroad, and staff and pupils are encouraged to balance over 450 years of tradition with innovation and creativity. New opportunities are welcomed and embraced and all are encouraged to take risks and to learn from failure. The curriculum and co-curriculum are of equal importance and learning for learning’s sake is a priority. Intelligence takes many forms and the acquisition of experience, knowledge and skills, whether academic or not and whether tested or not, is very important. Education is holistic and independent thought, exploration and fun are essential.
Christian in our foundation, we welcome boys and girls of all faiths into a supportive and caring environment. We aim to prepare them for adult life as happy, charitable, confident and intelligent people and all come to understand the value of a strong moral compass and global perspective. Pupils learn the importance of winning with humility and losing with dignity, and individuality and inclusivity permeate all areas of school life. Leadership skills are uncovered and developed and pupils lead with pride, compassion and integrity. Happiness and success are recognised as inextricably linked and all members of the School community are jointly responsible for pastoral care. Looking beyond the school gates, all Old Silhillians belong to a life-long community regardless of distance or the passage of time and are actively encouraged to remain engaged with the School forever.