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School Council

We are fortunate to have a thriving School Council, who enjoy getting involved in every aspect of school life. We want to spread wonder and awe across our school and promote friendship and unity.


Believing in democracy, we hold School Council elections every September. During the period of election, every child from Year 2 to Year 6 is given the opportunity to apply for the position of School Council rep for their class. The application process consists of three parts: they must write an application speech, they must perform their speech in front of their class and lastly, their class must vote them in. The ballot is performed in secret. Once they are officially a member of the school council, the fun really begins.

Within the School Council, members from Upper Key Stage Two (Year 5 and 6) take on more specialised roles, such as, Chair and Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. This year we also developed our roles and responsibilities further with the introduction of public liaison officers, governor liaison officers and our marketing team.


We are responsible for giving all the children in our school a voice, and we do this through our fortnightly meeting. Before the meeting, we are allocated a set amount of time within our classes to collate any issues that our peers would like to discuss. We record their queries within our school council books, which we then take to our meeting to be discussed. On return to our classroom, we feedback the outcome of our discussion. This system works well, and we are proud to be able to ensure that everyone voice is heard.  

On occasion, we lead assemblies for both KS1 and KS2. This is really the job of our Public Liaison Officer and marketing team. However, sometimes our Chair and Vice Chair will take part as well. It is such a nice aspect of our role, to be able to keep everyone informed of events we have done and those in the future. 

Our Public Liaison Officers liaise with our senior management team and get dates put in the school diary for school Council events. These meetings generally take place at the start of a half term.  

We have worked so hard this year, not just to raise funds for the development of our Opal playground, but also to enhance the learning environment of our peers.  


‘What I want to be when I grow up’ Mufti – the children dressed up as what they would like to be when they grow up and the teachers dressed as what they wanted to be when they were children. This was so much fun! 

‘Teacher/Children’ Mufti – the teachers came in dressed as us and we came in dressed as them. This made everyone laugh! 

Autumn Wreath Competition – the children were invited to create Autumn related wreaths that can been seen decorating our school. They were amazing and we found choosing our winning entries very difficult. 

Valentine Bake Sale – We were lucky to be able to sell so many yummy homemade cakes. 

These have enabled us to raise £442.65 


The Big Fat Quiz of Aragon – This was a quiz that contained 50 questions about our school's history and weird and wonderful facts about our staff. This was created to encourage us all to talk to staff we might not usually talk to and therefore get to know everyone so much more! It really worked. 

Our Annual Kindness Challenge – every Christmas we organise the kindness challenge, where we like to spread kindness out into our wider community and earn points for our class as we do so.  

Food Bank Donation Day – we worked alongside Wimbledon Food Bank, enabling us to collect a massive ½ tonne of donations! We were so grateful to our friends for embracing this venture with us so wholeheartedly.  

Teacher of the month – children from every year group in our school can nominate a teacher for this award and every month we vote on the nominations and award a teacher with a certificate and a badge. It is such a privilege to be able to acknowledge and thank our teachers for all their hard work.  

Termly Certificate of thanks – this is an award that we give joint with our governing body. It aims to recognise the hard work and commitment of staff members who might not be involved in our daily teaching. We started this as there is so much more than just the teaching that makes our school so incredible and we wanted to recognise this. So far, we have awarded our Site Manager and our Chair of Governors, but we are about to award our third, so watch this space! 

Visit to The Houses of Parliament – This was such an amazing day. It truly is such an awesome building full of such an interesting history. We learnt so much. 


At the moment, we are working on our new Kindness challenge for 2023, and we can’t wait to hear of all the kindness our friends spread over this festive period.  We have also been fortunate enough to arrange for a special and exciting visit from Santa's elves again this year and are finding some of the class elves to be very funny we are not around. It's great to see the pictures of what they are all getting up to! 

Our school council has been just dreaming up more ways to enhance our school day and are looking forward to hosting out Dance Off extravaganza in the Spring term and developing our friendship benches to be placed around our playground. Both ideas that came from our peers and were discussed in our meetings. It seems like 2024 will be an even busier year for us that 2023 and we love it! Here’s to making our school the best it can be!