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Primary School

School Council

Our School Councillors 2020/21


Hawthorn - Sophie and Oliver

Sycamore - Lola and Molly 

Chestnut - Hugo and Ellen

Birch - Ava and Amaya

Maple - Ayush and Penny



Our councillors were elected via a range of democratic processes, from writing letters which outlined the skills and commitment that they could bring to the role and making speeches to convince their peers that they are the right person to represent their views. This was followed by a secret ballot to elect the school councillor and vice-councillor. 

Role & Activities

In September, each class elects a new captain and a vice captain. 

The School Council meets termly with Mrs Taylor and they discuss issues to do with the school.

The School Council play an important role in the appointment of new staff at our school. They form an interview panel and ask the candidates questions which they have formulated. The councillors provide feedback to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team to help inform the final decision about who will be appointed.

During the year the School Council collects the views of all the pupils. Staff are always keen to know the views of our pupils.


We have started to think about ways to raise money for new classroom reading books... watch this space!

'The Big Ask' survey: April 19th- May 19th 2021

The CPS school councillors will be encouraging others in their class to take part in 'The Big Ask' survey.


At CPS we believe that every child has the right for their voice to be heard!


The Children's Commissioner for England (Rachel De Souza) has launched the largest ever survey of children and young people. All children will be asked to share their views about what they need and want to help them lead happy lives, especially after the sacrifices they have made during the COVID 19 pandemic.  

The findings of the report will be presented to the government.


'The Big Ask' survey 2021: