“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 boys.” Parent

We use older pupils as role models unashamedly. The older boys in the school are acutely aware of the influence they have on younger boys, 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 boys undergo training and don armbands at breaktimes to show that younger children can go to them for help if necessary.  As well as the Head Boy 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 - Deputy Head Boy, Charities Prefect

What does your role involve? 

My role involves raising money for charities and helping to decide which charity we should support. It also involves either raising money with our different events or organising donations of food.

What do you most enjoy about your prefect role?  

I enjoy making a difference in the whole school for charities as well as helping others that really need it.

What part of your role do you see as most important right now?

At this current time, I see the most important part of my role, collecting a lot of food for us to donate to the Trinity Food Bank. 

In what ways do you feel you are making a difference to the boys at Solefield?

I feel like I am showing the school how important it is to help out charities and to be able to give to those in need.