Cherrywood Community Primary School

School Council

What does a school council do?

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to Pupil Voice in your school. Students are elected to represent the views of all pupils and also to improve their school. "School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by students, including student forums and youth parliaments. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly. School councils are usually elected annually by the other children. A school council does a number of things:

  • A school council usually meets with a teacher present to discuss and sort out problems. These could include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.

The School Council for 2023 - 2024 are:


  • Chestnut Class (Y1)   Persephone & Sid
  • Elm Class (Y2)    Shanaya & Vinnie
  • Larch Class (Y3) Kaif & Yancey 
  • Oak Class (Y4) Hadi & Scarlett
  • Pine Class (Y5) Laylah & Zak
  • Sycamore Class (Y6) Minahil & Nathan

Meet your School Councillors for 2023 to 2024!

The School Council for 2022 - 2023 are:


  • Chestnut Class (Y1)   Joel & Anabel
  • Elm Class (Y2)    Haruto & Rose
  • Larch Class (Y3) Alveen & James
  • Oak Class (Y4) Annalise & David
  • Pine Class (Y5) Megan & Adrish
  • Sycamore Class (Y6) Liban & Belle

This week the School Council met with parents at the Tuesday Coffee Morning. They all spoke confidently about the role of the School Council, explaining what a School Council is and the events they help arrange throughout the year. Look out for the School Council outside the front of school every Tuesday from 24th January as they will be asking Parents' opinion on the Big Question of the week. 

The School Council held their first meeting on World Mental Health Day.  They met with Rhian, our School Governor, to discuss what we already do in Cherrywood to help Mental Health and brainstormed ways to further support in the future. 

School Council Meeting on Mental Health.

The School Council for 2021 - 2022 are:


  • Chestnut Class (Y1)   Rylee & Gracie
  • Elm Class (Y2)    Hayden & Lilly Mae
  • Larch Class (Y3) Daisy & Zac
  • Oak Class (Y4) Umar & Sapphire
  • Pine Class (Y5) Rigo & Elivia
  • Sycamore Class (Y6) Aeris B & Aasish

Poster Competition - entrants and winner

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s II Platinum Jubilee we had a fun filled day of ‘regal’ activities. Our School Councillors were on hand to collect Mufti donations to support the Queen’s Green Canopy Trust.

Cherrywood Community Clean-up!

On Friday afternoon the School Council embarked on a Litter Pick around our local streets. They collected almost 4 bin liners of rubbish and made a fantastic contribution to keeping our local area clean and litter free! They even found a pair of shoes!!!

 Well done Cherrywood School Council. 

Cherrywood Community Clear Up!

The Queen's Green Canopy Campaign in Cherrywood!

This week members of a local Lions Club came to Cherrywood to meet with the School Councillors. Together we planted over 20 ‘Crab Apple’ trees in our School Field.  This was part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Campaign which is a royal campaign encouraging people to plant a tree to mark The Queen's platinum jubilee, and to help the environment. We hope these trees will grow tall and strong with our care.


Planting Trees with the Lions

Every year the School Council help to organise Charity Fund Raising Events such as Children in Need and Comic Relief. 





Children in Need