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An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18

School councils

There are three school councils which meet the Chief Master several times a year to discuss a wide variety of issues, the vast majority of which are raised by the boys themselves. Each tutor group sends along a delegate to either the Lower School Council (Shells and Remove - Years 7 and 8), the Middle School Council (Upper Middle, Fourth and Fifth- Years 9, 10 and 11) or the Upper School Council (Divisions and Sixth - years 12 and 13).

Major issues discussed have included the changes to the timing of the school day and the move to the International Baccalaureate. Other very positive suggestions have been acted upon including the addition of a new access door to the Classics corridor, the installation of more water fountains at various points around the school and changes to the food offered in the Dining Hall so the boys can see real changes happening as a result of their meetings.

The opportunity to represent the views of their peers direct to the Chief Master and other members of staff and the subsequent feed back to their forms is a valuable exercise in itself. It also gives the boys a much better understanding of the decision-making process in an organisation that depends so much on the goodwill of all the pupils, the teaching staff and the support staff.