Wrenthorpe Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 0PD
“‘Clarior ex Ignibus’. For most students at Silcoates this Latin inscription is simply the motto that can be read beneath the school’s badge, a central feature of which is a phoenix. The legendary phoenix was a bird which was said to burst into flame only to be reborn from its own ashes. The Silcoates’ motto is a reminder of the rebirth of the present school after its predecessor had been destroyed by fire in 1904 – and to the indomitable spirit of the founders in rebuilding from the ashes.