Students are encouraged to take responsibility and make a contribution to School life. Many do this by being elected to the School Council, which discusses key issues and represents the view of students in the School’s decision making processes.
Each form has two representatives who attend meetings in both House and Year groups to discuss matters which are important to students. The main School Council is made up of four elected class representatives from each year group. The School Council are consulted on many key issues, such a behaviour strategies, uniform and have been heavily involved in making decisions about our new school.
The School Council also organizes charity fund-raising activities and select the Jack Petchey Community Award student winner each month. Students on the School Council are effective envoys for the school and are often selected to represent the student body at public events. Members of the School Council meet with School Councils from the other Borough Secondary Schools to share ideas and discuss items which relate to young people in Richmond.
There is annual Student Conference, when a group of students spend a day discussing key aspects of School life. Students also form interview panels for the appointment of new teachers.
Student leadership is actively encouraged through the prefect system as well as through a range of other leadership opportunities e.g Charity fundraising is led by students and the annual inter-house drama competition uses student directors and producers.