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Our prefects are the public face of The Beaconsfield School; an invaluable and highly regarded team. Opportunities to become prefects are limited and highly sort after. We value the support they give the school.

In our prefects we look for students that:

  • want to take on a leadership role in school.
  • are prepared to give up their own time (break times / after school).
  • have a clear vision of  how they want to contribute to the school community.
  • are prepared to be involved in all aspects of school life.
  • have the ability to motivate other students.
  • want to ensure that all students feel safe.
  • think that they can help all students fulfil their potential.

Prefects receive training and are subject to an on-going appraisal system. Our aim is to give prefects a taste of what life is like in the jobs markets.

Led by a team leader, prefects have duties in The Hub at break-times and are assigned to Key Stage 3 mentor groups to run various activity sessions every week. This can be anything from organising the election of Year Council representatives to running puzzle sessions. They also help out at parents evenings, open evenings and school productions. 

All students in Year 10 have the opportunity to apply for the role of prefect. Interested students should apply in writing detailing how they can contribute to the school community and what qualities they have that makes them a suitable candidate. They should also submit a CV detailing all relevant experience.

Senior Prefects

Any member of the Sixth Form may apply to be a Senior Prefect.

Senior Prefects play an important role in helping with the smooth running of the school. There are many opportunities to develop personal skills and qualities such as leadership, responsibility, sense of service and trust.

Senior Prefects are expected to:

  • Encourage others in the school community to benefit from the educational opportunities offered by the school.
  • Play a key role on public occasions such as open days.
  • Take prospective pupils and parents on tours of the school.
  • Be open and honest and show a sense of responsibility.
  • Carry out willingly and effectively the duties and tasks requested of them by members of staff.
  • Be an example to all members of the School in their general conduct, appearance and attendance.
  • Be fully committed to their academic work and extra-curricular activities.
  • Act as a role model both in school and in the community.