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School Council & Democracy in Practise

A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with the headteacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.

We believe in educating children about different models of representation and so we use a lottery method to choose our school council members.  We believe that a school council should be representative of all pupils, and that membership of the school council should not be a popularity contest, or a test of who can write a good proposal or produce a fun powerpoint.  Children who want to be considered for school council put their names forward, and a lottery is drawn to determine the members.  If you want to read more about our approach, please click here.

The school council meets with the Headteacher every half term to discuss school development and ideas from different classes.  Our Year 6 monitors facilitate the discussion and are responsible for overseeing any changes brought about by a school council resolution.  They also give feedback to the school from school council.  It is very important to us to hear pupil voice in the development of our school, and the school council plays a crucial role in this.

Our School Council


Our school council is made up of pupils from Year 1 - 6. Children from each class are democratically chosen at the start of each school year by their classmates to represent the views of their class at council meetings. It is a great compliment to those pupils that are chosen, as it shows that their peers have placed their trust in them.

During the year, the Council take part in a variety of activities which help to provide information about the well-being of our pupils and how to make our school a better place for everyone.