Birchfield Primary School

Birchfield Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7HU


School Council

What is the School Council?

The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Birchfield Primary. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. Sometimes we have to talk to teachers and sometimes we have to make phone calls to people outside of the school.

Who are the School Councillors?
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class in KS2. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.


We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.

Agenda - a list of things to talk about

Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council

Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on

Motion - an idea for the council to discuss

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 - Message from Year 5 School Councillors 

A huge thank you to Daniel for helping to look after our school grounds. Today two bags of rubbish were collected. 
We have noticed that there seems to be quite a lot of litter on the paths, fields and playground. We would like to give a friendly reminder to our school community to not drop litter. Dropping litter is unacceptable and breaks the school rule of being respectful. 
Help keep our school clean and tidy.
Many thanks,
Jamie and Cerys