Higher Phase Prefects
A vertical prefect system operates within the higher Phase. Prefects are appointed in Years 9-13.
All prefects are appointed following a formal application procedure. In Sixth Form, some students are interviewed before appointments are made. Students who are new to the school may become Sixth Form prefects. Some Year 13 prefects are appointed to the Senior Prefect Team, from which the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy(s) and Deputy Head Girl(s) are selected.
Prefects are expected to model the best possible standards of attendance, punctuality, work, uniform and behaviour. Prefects are expected to attend and perform their duties reliably. Sixth Form prefects have additional responsibilities which are explained on their application form.
- In addition to the normal duties of a Prefect, Senior Prefects are expected to:
- perform the role of prefect in an exemplary manner
- train, monitor and appraise the Prefect Team.
- deal with day-to-day administrative tasks, such as duty absence cover.
The Deputy Head Boy(s) and Deputy Head Girl(s) assist the Head Boy and Head Girl in fulfilling their responsibilities, and deputise for them as required. Member of the Senior Prefect Team attend student council meetings.
Once appointed, prefects should not normally resign their positions before the end of the academic year. However, any prefect who is judged by the Coordinator or the Head Teacher not to be meeting the required standards may be removed from the Prefect Team, with or without warning. Should it be deemed necessary, the removal from post will also extend to the following academic year.
The Sixth Form Coordinator is authorised, at his or her sole discretion, to appoint additional Sixth Form prefects throughout the year and to promote Year 13 prefects to the Senior Prefect Team.
Additional prefects in Years 9-11 may be appointed as required and at the discretion of the relevant Coordinator or Head Teacher.