School Council

The School Council at Bede's is an element of school life which really matters.

Entirely pupil-led, at the first stage individual councils represent the views of pupils in every day and boarding house in weekly House Council meetings.

The House Councils ensure that the voice of every pupil in every year group is heard.

Beyond the House Councils, the School Council sub-committees focus on issues concerning the Academic, Pastoral, Co-Curricular, Social, Spiritual and Wellbeing life of the school.

The work of the sub-committees has led to new Pupil Travel plans and bus routes, changes in teacher assessment and curriculum structure and improved provision in a range of pupil support issues - from UCAS applications and work experience to building developments and advancements in IT infrastructure.

Lastly, the Senior School Council, chaired by the Head of School, sees issues dealt with at every level.

Minutes for these meetings are then published to all pupils and staff.

At Bede's, we want all of our pupils to express their views, ask questions and challenge conventional wisdoms.

For this reason, our School Council is truly empowered.

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  • Anna Moody, Upper Fifth

    This school makes you feel like you have a lot of doors open to you. For that, and many other reasons, I am really thankful.

    Anna Moody, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
  • Olivia Prince-Smith, Lower Fifth

    The best thing about Bede's is the way the school makes time for me to do the things I'm passionate about.

    Olivia Prince-Smith, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Helen Clements, Lower Sixth

    It's strange when I think back. It sounds really cheesy, but I don't know how else to say it - I found myself here.

    Helen Clements, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2012
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