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St Richard’s School Council


Every Autumn Term we hold an election campaign to vote for two new representatives from each class to sit on the School Council. The elected members speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what happens in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.

St Richard’s School Council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things in our school. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. Sometimes we have to talk to teachers and sometimes we have to make phone calls to people outside of the school.


Last year, we identified that we needed to update our Friendship Stop and improve our outdoor seating. We raised funds by organising a cake sale. With the proceeds we bought our ‘Know, Love, Serve’ mushrooms which Mr Peake, our Ground’s Manager, kindly installed for us. Children who are feeling lonely, can meet here and our Peer Mediators and Friendship Ambassadors can help the children find friends or be included in games. We also held a vote on which picnic tables ‘The Friends’ should buy.


This year, we are consulting with our classes on how we can improve our School Library for everyone in School.

In the Summer Term, we will be involved in making decisions to organise the school celebrations to commemorate the

Coronation of King Charles III.

School Council 2022-2023

Well done to the School Council on renewing the Fairtrade award. St Richard's continues to be a Fairtrade school.

Role of the School Council and British values

School Council Pupil Views Questionnaire

Photos Past School Council visits to the Mayor

School Council Action Plan 2019 to 2020