THE PREFECT SYSTEM
Another formal aspect of the school’s pupil development programme is its Prefect system. The office of Prefect is open to pupils in Class 5 and 6 who are prepared to take on the responsibility of assisting staff in maintaining good order and discipline within the school. They are expected to set an example to all pupils in attitude, behaviour and appearance and in commitment to the school and its ethos. Prefect duties include lunch-time supervision of the school’s cafeteria, door duty and assisting with events such as Parents Evenings and Open Evenings. Being a Prefect brings both responsibilities and rights and includes the use of inter-personal and social skills. Pupils who feel they can make a valuable contribution to school life in this way apply to become Prefects.