St. Paul's Catholic Primary School

School Council

At St. Paul’s, we aim to engage pupils as active participants in their education and in making a positive contribution to their school and local community.

The DfE believe that children and young people should have opportunities to express their opinion in matters that affect their lives.

At St. Paul’s, we strongly agree with this statement and involve all our pupils in the decision-making process of our school. We do this, as we believe all pupils have the right to have their voice heard.

School Council:
At St. Paul’s, we have our very own Youth Parliament in the form of School Council. School Council encourages pupils to become active participants in a democratic society, develop skills such as co-operation and communication and represent the views of their peers. Class representatives are elected from Year 3 to Year 6 and all members meet weekly to plan how to make our school an even better place.

To encourage our School Council members to truly understand the importance of their voice, we visit the Houses of Parliament every year. During this visit, all members have a tour of the beautiful building and partake in a workshop that demonstrates how each and every person in the world has the right to be heard. The children learn different ways in which they can effectively let themselves be heard, and then bring this knowledge back to the rest of the children in the school.

School Council are an integral part of St. Paul’s to ensure the children’s voices and opinions are heard, acted upon and represented.

School Council are currently canvassing the pupils as to what resources they would like to have available in the gazebo at break times.  

School Council Anti-bullying Assembly 2023

Anti-bullying Assembly 2023

 School Council Ideas 2023-24

School Councils Ideas 2023-2024School Council Meeting Minutes 

School Council 8th December 2023

School Council 15th December 2023

School Council 5th January 2024

School Council 12th January 2024

School Council 19th January 2024


Playtime Survey Spring 2022

Library Survey Spring 2023