We have a ‘School Council' which consists of 16 pupils; a boy and a girl, chosen by their class teacher and class from years 1, 2, 3 and 4. This group meets once a month, usually on a Wednesday afternoon. Like many meetings there is an agenda, drinks and a healthy snack of fresh or dried fruit.

The School Council makes decisions, after consulting with their peers, about changes in our School. Recent decisions have been; playground developments, thinking about how to improve the school toilets and cloakrooms and selecting three charities for the school to support this year.

Why do we need School Councils?

For many years all the decisions about children were made by adults. But adults don’t always make the right decisions, sometimes because they haven’t talked to the children about the issue.

By being on the School Council the children are able to help the adults in our School make the right decisions for the children and the School.

What is the job of a School Councillor?

  • To go to School Council meetings and take part in discussions
  • To let your class know what was talked about at the meetings
  • To take the ideas and views of your classmates to the Council
  • To be involved in activities that the School Council runs
  • To lead by example - always showing good behaviour to others

What the children have to say...

We have been thinking about why we wanted to become part of the School Council. Below are some of our reasons.  

‘School Councillors do all kinds of things but my favourite is sharing to raise money’

-Sophia, Year One



‘ I wanted to be a School Councillor because we can have fun, very fun meetings and have time together and I get to see my Year One teacher which makes me happy and I get to see my classroom!’

-Scarlett, Year Two



‘I wanted to be in School Council because I thought it would be fun and exciting although I’m late!’

-Harry, Year Three


Orleans Primary School, Hartington Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EN