School Council

Please have a look at the latest School Council minutes:


Some of our School Councillors have written their own blurb explaining what they think the role of a School Councillor is.

School council blurb

We are very proud of our School Council at Hanham Abbots and the way our young pupils are able to take part in discussing school issues and helping to make decisions.

Our School Council is made up of pupils from each class, who are voted for by their classmates.

The School Council meets with the School Council Teachers and the Headteacher on a regular basis to discuss and make decisions about changes in our school. This can be anything about our school, such as:

  • Deciding how to raise money for good causes and which good causes to support;
  • Agreeing how we can improve the activities in school;
  • Creating links with other schools, at home and overseas;
  • Look out for the School Council notice board where you will see information about the School Council and photographs of the current Councillors.

Why do we have a School Council?

What’s the most important aspect of school – our children! Who better to help to make the right decisions for our school? Adults don’t always make the right decisions, sometimes because they haven’t talked enough to the people affected most – our children.

By being on the school council, you will be able to help the adults in our school make the right decisions for you.

What does a School Councillor do?

  • Help with School Council run activities;
  • Take part in School Council meetings, by giving your ideas and opinions;
  • Talk to your classmates about what the School Council has been doing;
  • Let the School Council know about your classmates ideas and comments.