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West Hampstead Primary School

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School Council

Welcome to the School Council webpage.

Article 12

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have the right to participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant in their lives and to influence decisions taken in their regard—within the family, the school or the community.

I would like to say a great big THANK You to last years School Councillors, for all the hard work that they did, especially by raising the profile of the School Council.

Elections were carried out in the second week of term, where the children were nominated or nomintated themselves and made speeches to their classes. The voting process with voting slips and ballot boxes found West Hampstead with a new set of School Councillors.

 I woud like to welcome this years School Councillors and look forward to working with them for another exciting school year of Pupil Voice.


 Our achievements so far


  • Election time - appointment of new School Councillors
  • Helping to make Golden time more Golden by feeding back your ideas to Ms O'Brien and the Golden team.
  • Creating a Golden table at lunchtimes on Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays
  • Using the VLE to get ideas from the children, by creating a blog.
  • Involved in World Book Day
  • Creating an improved dining room experience - our target for this year.


  • Election time - appointment of new School Councillors
  • First Fundraising Project - Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Research
  • Became Junior Travel Ambassadors, part of the STARs Tfl accrediation 
  • Ran Walk to School week alongside Mr Roberts - running active activities, like the Lunchtime Walking Club, 5 day pedometer challenge , various road safety poster competitions and introducing the Informal Walking Zone. 
  • Worked hard to achieve  Bronze accrediation for TfL STARS

2015 -2016

  • Presented in the Camden Council School Debate " Should children have more input in the Homework that is given?"
  • Attended Camden School Council Training


  • Entered the House of Commons Speakers Award and recieved a Certificate of Recognition.
  • Raised over £1200 for Red Nose Day " Dress funny for money"
  • Participated in Anti Bullying Week and the Balloon release.

Previous years until 2014

  • Won Recycling Award from Camden Council
  • Went to the Town Hall Debate
  • Agreed and signed a ‘No Bullying’ charter
  • Discussed school improvements with our classes to contribute to the school Development Plan
  • Carried out an extensive project about ‘Learning at Beckford school’
  • Delivered the project as a presentation to the Local Education Authority
  • Contributed to the Governor’s Annual Report to parents
  • Carried out an extensive project about ‘Improving our links with the local community
  • Devised a 10 point Beckford Community Promise
  • Held an Open day for families and neighbours to visit the school and see what goes on here
  • Went to School council debate and met the Mayor
  • Spoke to Ofsted Inspectors about our school
  • Worked on improving transition, and decided to write a Pupil Welcome Pack
  • Made a presentation at the Town Hall about the ‘Stepping up to a new you’ top floor pedometer project about Healthy Schools.
  • Produced the new Pupil Welcome Pack
  • Helped appoint our new Head teacher
  • Ran the school for the day!
  • Organised wet play boxes for all the classes

The School Councillors always are on duty, and are always open to ideas and suggestions to help improve the school. They have a class book that ideas and suggestions can be put into and now they have Pupil voice > School Council  VLE

There is also a School Council display onthe Pupil Voice board which shows you who we all are, our jobs and what our school council is all about.

The West Hampstead School Council tries to make West Hampstead a better place for everyone.