“Being a prefect at the top of the school gave our son an understanding of the responsibility he had for the welfare of the younger children.” Parent

We use older pupils as role models unashamedly. The older children in the school are acutely aware of the influence they have on younger pupils, and the responsibility that such influence brings. 

They lead and help in assemblies and with house meetings and run School Council and Team G as well as other clubs. They also work with younger pupils every day as their ‘form monitors’, listening to them read or helping with their work. Year 8 pupils undergo training and at breaktimes to show that younger children can go to them for help if necessary.  As well as the Head Pupil and Deputy Head roles, all Year 8 pupils hold important positions at school and play a vital role in the smooth running of different areas – Charities, Whole School Events, Innovation, Wellbeing, Sport, School Council, Team G, Music, Playground, ICT to name but a few. Pupils are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the school and are able to initiate changes and make budget requests.

Harry - House Captain - Sackville 

"I enjoy leading the House meetings for Sackville and helping at House events." Harry, Year 8 House Captain of Sackville, here competing in the Egg &  Spoon race for his House.