Prefects and School Council

All elected prefects at BBEC have a core offer which gives them opportunities to become involved in a range of whole-school activities, including:

  • University Passport (Y7 & Y8);
  • Rewards;
  • Charities;
  • Growth Mindset;
  • Careers;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Student Voice;
  • Supporting disadvantaged students;
  • Year group responsibilities (as designated by Assistant Achievement Leaders).

Prefects will also support and lead BBEC events, including open evenings, transition events and BDAT events. There will also be one Head Boy and one Head Girl elected from Year 11 and these very important individuals will have wider responsibilities including speaking to the leadership teams and governors and running the school council.

School Council

All prefects are automatically part of the Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 school councils which will represent all BBEC students and advises/guides our leadership on whole-school policies.

There will be two student council groups:

  • Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)
  • Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10)

Key Stage 3 and 4 School Councils will meet each term. The Head Boy and/or Head Girl (Y11) will chair these meetings. Assistant Achievement Leaders will take minutes and help with the agenda and peacekeeping!

We want these councils to have teeth and be able to impact positively on life of students at BBEC now and in the future. Items for the meetings will be set by students, teachers and the leadership team, especially around our improvement policy and achieving our ambition of becoming the best school in Bradford.

Becoming a Prefect

All prefects are elected democratically.

There will be assemblies in the week beginning 15 Oct 2018 giving students information about the election process and we are seeking one boy and one girl being nominated from every form.  All nominated students must be seconded by another student in the same form and their form tutor.

All students will then have a week of electioneering 29 Oct 2018, quite simply running an election campaign and trying to attract votes from their year group.



The elections will be held in the week beginning 5 Nov 2018. As part of this process Year 11 nominees may wish to also be nominated for Head Boy and Head Girl.

All prefects will wear badges once elected so that they are easily identifiable.

We are proposing a specific rewards event for all prefects at the end of the academic year to recognise and thank them for their contributions to school life.

For more information please contact Mr J Ryan Assistant Headteacher (Student Experience) on