School Parliament

Our School Parliament aims to encourage our children to

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others

Our School Parliament aims to ensure our children have

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process

Why have a School Parliament?

Having an effective school parliament, which involves the whole school, is beneficial to the whole community and also individuals as it gives children a say in matters that affect their school and wider lives. It helps our school develop into a caring community where pupils, teachers and parents/carers work in partnership towards shared goals. Being part of the school Parliament develops active learning of important life skills.

  • Helps develop responsible attitudes
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Moral reasoning skills
  • Develops self-esteem and self-confidence


Class elections will be held every year in September so that different representatives can put forward their election speeches.  Two candidates will be elected from each class in KS2 and Year 2 – one male and one female. The first meeting of the year will assign roles and vote for a Year 5 Trust Parliament member who will represent the school for two years.


  • Two representatives from each KS2 class and Year 2 classes.
  • One Year 5  and one year 6 representative from the elected Parliament to attend Trust Parliament meetings three times a year with representatives from the other 25 schools.

Link Teacher- Mrs Archer

  • An agenda is to be organised by the link teacher
  • Minutes will be recorded by the children with support of the teacher.
  • Class Forums will take place twice a term and minutes of these forums will be brough to parliament meetings to discuss.

It is a very responsible job, and School Parliament Members will share information with their class, and get ideas and views from pupils by talking.

School Parliament Members 2023-2024

Another new year and another School Parliament election!

Congratulations to all the pupils this year who were voted by their peers to represent them in order to make their voices and opinions heard.

School Parliament Members 2022-2023

School Parliament News

Advent Term:

We had a visit from Malcolm Smith who works for UK Parliament Education. He talked to us about how Parliament worked and how we could shape the future of our country.

Trust Parliament Meeting

Sofia and Freya attended our Trust Parliament meeting on Friday 23rd September at the Buxton Dome. They had many ideas which they shared with other school representatives. They had to think of some ideas for a new Trust mission statement and values.