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Prefect Leadership Roles and Committees

Prefect System

Sixth Form Leadership

Beyond the academic rigours of their studies, students are involved in leadership or volunteering activities in and outside of school.

The Prefect System

The prefect system is made up of two Head students, Deputy Head students, Senior Prefects and Prefects. These students are expected to make valuable contributions to the whole school and are there to support events and lead a Student Parliament and a number of other student committees.

Students wishing to be prefects must apply in Year 12 and are chosen by a combination of their peers, staff and the senior leadership team.  

The term of office runs from Easter in Year 12 for one year.

In-Lesson Support

Year 12 students are expected to offer lesson support in a subject of their choice at least once every two weeks. In this time, they are available to work one on one with students lower down the school and offer them much needed help where required.

Paired Reading

Sixth Form students are used to help Year 7 students who need extra support with reading and literacy skills.

Primary School Support

As part of the Enrichment programme, students are offered the opportunity to work with our local primary schools across a range of year groups, supporting both whole classes and individual students.

Volunteering outside School

We also encourage students to complete 50 hours of volunteering activities throughout Sixth Form to further develop their personal skills and prepare them for life beyond school.


Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is in charge of raising money for a wide range of charities. The group of Sixth Form students then organise the lower school students to run events.

Student Parliament

Student parliament is run and chaired by sixth form students. Each year group gets to elect students to sit on the school parliament. These student representatives have a level of responsibility to find out opinions of their fellow peers and also attend/run assemblies to relay information to the different year groups. 

Current issues important to the students are discussed at parliament and members of the school leadership team are also present for these meetings to ask questions and gauge opinions of the students.

Students on the parliament also have a student parliament badge, helping other students identify them.


Environment Committee

'Eco-Schools' is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

Eco-Schools develops students’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

For more information please contact our Eco Leader Ms Bevan at:


Please see our dedicated eco-schools page here