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Why do we have a School's Council?

The School’s Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupil and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views of all the other pupils they represent.

Class councillors

As there are so many classes now in Ashton Gate, we are running two School Councils; KS1 supported by Mrs Fradgley and KS2 supported by Miss Edwards. We aim to meet at least once per term and hold a few joint school meetings throughout the year.


Watch this space for the School Councillors 2017-18!

KS2 achievements throughout 2016 - 17

What a proactive and fantastic council we had! Thank you!


  • Getting Ben Smith in to talk into assembly
  • Organising non-school uniform day and Run a mile to raise money for Ben Smith
  • Governors meeting
  • Napkins available in the Dining room
  • Road closure
  • House Cup flags
  • Bench buddies sashes
  • Staggered play times to make the playground safer with more space to play
  • Assisted with the change of menus


Ben Smith came in to give us a motivational speech about his amazing 401 marathons in 401 days and anti-bullying campaign. We decided to hold a non-school uniform day to raise money and then each class had chance to run a mile around the MUGA (18 laps!). Check out the photos!


We have also managed to introduce bench buddy sashes to encourage more people to go to the bench buddy's to help with their problems instead of adults – look out for these on the playground.


During our last meeting we had a visit from some of our Governors who talked to us about their role at the school. They also wanted to know about how safe we felt in school.

Running a mile in honour of Ben Smith!

Previous projects

Over the years, the School Council have done an amazing job to help make a difference to the school. Some of their bigger projects have included making Playground 'Chill out boxes', organising and helping to paint friendship benches for the playground, organised and advertised a whole school BBQ, helped to design the menus for the kitchen, submitted pans for new playground equipment (including the graffiti in the Upton playground), road safety audits, new PlayPod equipment, names for the new houses and improved signage in the toilets.