The Head Boy and Head Girl are elected by all the students and staff by a secret ballot in October. Year 12 students are eligible to stand for election as Head Boy or Head Girl.
The Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl are elected by all the students and staff in October. Year 11 students are eligible to stand for election as Deputy Head Boy or Deputy Head Girl.
The four members of the senior student group work together as a team, their role specifically encompassing the following:
- Regular meetings with the Assistant Headteacher or Leadership Group to discuss specific or general issues which have arisen.
- Participation in School/Year Council meetings. Taking positions of leadership.
- Running of focus or discussion groups with students to address specific issues, summarising of the outcomes and presentation of these outcomes to the Headteacher or Leadership Group.
- Attendance at assemblies for linked year groups when possible. Occasional running of assemblies or giving of presentations in assemblies.
- Participation in mentoring schemes for younger students.
- Attendance at Presentation Evenings for KS3 and KS4 and giving of prizes / awards to younger students.
- Attendance at Open Evenings (for year 6 parents or for year 11 parents) to promote the school and address audiences.
- Taking of tours and general public relations work with visitors to the school.
- Occasional attendance at governing body meetings to give updates on the views of the students.
- Maintaining a visible presence around the school and play a role in maintaining good order.
- Participation in school development work and occasional work with outside agencies on developing the school.
- Advertising and promoting the school to a wider audience through prospectuses, visits to other schools, marketing of promotional material.