School Council

badgeThe school council is made up of representatives from year three to year six, who put themselves forward for a vote.

The rest of their classmates then anonymously vote for candidate whom they believe would best represent their year group. This year the school council has five representatives from year six, three from year five, three from year four and two from year three. Once elected the children spend a full school year as a council member and are involved in many things.

They take on the roles of chair, vice chair, administrator’s and link coordinator’s for the younger children. The chair leads the meetings supported by the vice chair, Mrs L Philipson and Mrs J Philipson. The administrator’s take minutes of what is discussed. We hold meetings to discuss any matters that the children would like to.

The school council members are there to listen to the rest of their class and school about their wants and needs and then discuss these at the meeting. They write down ideas and requests from class members and bring them to the meetings.


Every year the school council organise a whole school fund raising event and often have stalls at our Christmas and Summer Fairs.

This year we are raising money for a playtrail for our school. This is going to take a lot of time and effort and we hope everyone at school and the local community will support us.

Here are just some of the things the school council have been involved in/organised:

  • Coffee morning at the Farmers Market
  • Hosted another school council at our school
  •  Pyjamas for Parkinson’s fund raising day
  • Selling of ice lollies to raise funds for a playground bin (half of the money was also donated by Houghton in Bloom group)
  • Attended cluster school council meeting at Council Chambers
  • Organised Grandparents day at school
  • Requested a playground buddy scheme
  • Interviewed job candidates
  • Eco Schools
  • World Hand Washing Day assembly
  • Toasty Tuesdays in November to raise funds to brighten up our school
  • Visited another school council meeting
  • Attend a Governors meeting
  • Milkshake and Cookie Cafe

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