Pupil School Council

A vital voice in our learner-led school

The School Council is a forum of girls from Lower I to the Third Form (Years 1-6) which gives voice to all the pupils’ thoughts and ideas in the school. The Council meets each half term to discuss, with the Head and Deputy Head, issues which they wish to bring to the school’s leadership team. In the spirit of a learner-led school, the Council considers matters carefully with their respective class and they then bring their thoughts to the meeting.

Requests which have been followed through have included changes to the lunch menu (more soup, greater variety in sauces with pasta, noodles and a wider choice of fish on Fish Friday). They have asked for more trees so espalier and cordon fruit trees are about to be planted; a friendship bench to be added; an area set aside for a small garden; and more cookery equipment to allow for a cookery club. This is a valuable lesson in democracy as well as responsibility, and coming to the meetings with attainable ideas means that it is so much easier to for their wishes to be granted.