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The James Hornsby School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Student Council

Student Council

Nurturing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Every student is a leader.

That is why student leadership pervades everything we do at The James Hornsby School. Our Student Leadership programme creates character-building opportunities for our young people to take into the wider world, developing skills such as mentoring, assertiveness, leadership, teamwork and communication.

By contributing to our family ethos and local community, our student leaders feel engaged and proud of their school, and gain qualities that are attractive to employers and universities.

We expect students:

  • to be leaders of learning in their lessons;
  • to lead assemblies;
  • to meet and greet visitors and lead tours of the school;
  • to lead peer-coaching sessions, tutor sessions and revision projects;
  • to lead sporting events;
  • to play a significant part in leading The James Hornsby School to new horizons – as the names of our colleges suggest.


Each college has a Student Head of College.

The Student Council consists of the student heads of college and senior and junior prefects.

The Head Boy and Head Girl represent the student body as a whole.

In addition, we also have a thriving Leadership Academy, where leaders of learning lead extra-curricular, community and primary activities for their specific learning area, and participate in leadership awards.

The Student Council has been set up with students in mind.  They are a body of representatives that will put forward developmental ideas on behalf of the student body.

The student council is led by the Student Leadership Team who have applied and been interviewed to gain their posts. They consist of Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Head Girl, 4 Heads of College and two learning leaders. Each member has an area of responsibility: Student Issues, Learning Culture, Student Areas, Community & International Links, Extra Curricular. They are available to support any aspects directed by the school’s Leadership Team.

Each College has its own College Council which consists of KS3 & 4 representatives who are selected from each form. These students along with their College Leader meet twice per half term. Each College has selected a KS3 and KS4 representative to sit on the Student Council. The student council meets each half term relaying the information from the College Council meetings, discuss the latest developments and to decide on the best course of action to take each project forward.

To support much of the Primary and Community activities that we deliver as a school, we have a trained group of students who form a Leadership Academy. These students had to apply, interview and complete an observed coaching session to obtain their post. These students support activities and links in the community and primary schools.