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School Council 

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with a member of senior leadership and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to pupil voice in school. Students are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. School councillors help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on project that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly. School councils are elected annually by the other children in their class. A school council does a number of things:

  • A school council usually meets with a teacher present to discuss and sort out problems. These could include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

  • Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon, such as planning discos, developing an area around school, or meeting with catering staff.

  • Each year, every class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council. The council will then meet to elect officers such as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.


















At our school, young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society.  Our school council is an excellent way for pupils to increase participation and learn about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability. Pupils take on elected leadership roles, promote the voice of their peers, problem solve and impact on their community.

Our School Council works directly with the Headteacher and has impacted on school improvement in the following ways: 

  • Spending the Attendance Award budget on playground equipment, selected by pupils.

  • Gathering feedback on plans for the School Library

  • Developing the Playground Leader programme, including lunchtime clubs

  • Welcoming families to Parents Evening and Fundraising events

  • Delivering Parent Questionnaires at special events and on the playground 

  • Contributing to the questions on both Parent and Pupil Questionnaires 

  • Development and promotion of school rules (Ready, Respectful, Safe) 

  • Contributing to procedural discussion around lunchtime fire alarms and taking responsibility for fire registers. 

Our pupils are proud to be School Council and take meetings, discussion in classes and action very seriously! ​

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