Since 2011, a School Council, comprising three boys from each year group plus the Deputy Head Boy and Head Boy is elected annually.
The School Council meets at least once each half of term to discuss a variety of matters relating to school life and is an important conduit for pupil voice.
Since it's inception, the School Council has successfully presented a request to the Headmaster for permission for boys to bring in Kindles for reading periods. The Council requested on behalf of the boys that the pre-season football tour was reinstated, commencing with the 2013 Holland Football Tour. They also put forward suggestions regarding a more effective display of menu choices for lunch as well as requesting the addition of pasta as a regular choice within the Salad Bar. The introduction of the Summer Term Basketball Club was as a result of a School Council suggestion.
The Council also nominates charities to benefit from the food donations and retiring collection at the Annual Harvest Service, the retiring collection at the Christmas Carol Service and has been involved in a number of charitable ventures e.g. Books for Rwanda in 2012, Operation Christmas Child in 2013. In 2014, we raised money for Momentum at the Harvest Service and in 2015, we made donations to Mind in Kingston and Born Too Soon at Kingston Hospital.
The 2013 - 14 School Council were recognised by the Rt. Hon. John Bercow, MP and Speaker of the House of Commons for their contribution to the school community as a result of their creation of the Junior Playground Quiet Area. They also contributed significantly to the redesign of the red school bag, which will be introduced soon.
The 2015-2016 School Council Members are:
Year 3: Jack Cassar-Smith, Digby Lane, Freddie Wolff;
Year 4: Charlie Babb, Nicholas Draper, and George Hennessy;
Year 5: Jay Bhatia, Alexander Collie, Charlie Simpson;
Year 6: Archie Dowdeswell, Nathan Horne, Digby North
Year 7: Nicco Bargioni, Alex Cartledge, Josh Clarke
Year 8: Michael Anderson, Henry Dalton , Ben Parsons along with Marcus Heenk (Head Boy) and Jon Webber (Deputy Head Boy)