School Council


What is a school council?

  • A school council is group of children who are elected to represent their class to improve their school.
  • "School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by children.
  • They are people you can turn to when you need help.
  • They are good listeners and people who can get things done.

What does the school council do?

  • A school council does a number of things.
  • The school council meets - with a teacher to discuss and sort out lots of different problems or topics. These may include school activities, resources or ideas for fundraising events. 
  • Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out agreed ideas such as: ideas for keeping the school tidy, school games and fund-raising ideas (bake sales, non uniform days).

How to become a school councillor

  • If you are interested in being part of Holmes Chapel Primary Schools school council we would love to hear from you.
  • All you need to do is make a poster about why you would be a good person to represent your class as a class councillor.
  • You need to present your poster to your class.
  • Your class will vote for their new councillor.


Welcome to our new class councillors 2023/24

A massive welcome to all our new class councillors that have been elected to represent their classes.  We aim to get together throughout the year to discuss a range of different topics and charity events and we are looking forward to sharing our events and ideas with the whole school.

Remembrance Sunday

It was a great privilege to represent Holmes Chapel Primary School on 11th November at 11 o’clock in Holmes Chapel village for Remembrance Day. We followed the remembrance parade through the village and took part in the Remembrance Day service that followed.  It was a great opportunity to represent the school and remember all the soldiers and individuals that were involved in the World Wars and those who lost their lives for our country.  We laid our very own poppy reef and took part in the minute silence.  Well done for all the children who took part. It was a very special day!

Children in Need

This year for Children in Need the school councillors have been very busy raising money for this fantastic charity.  Each day, the class councillors have been spending part of their lunchtime selling raffle tickets for a wide selection of stationary and chocolate prizes and inviting children to guess the names of three teddies.  These raffles and games were a great success and with the raffle and donations we managed to raise a total of £396 for Children in Need.  A massive thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and guess the teddy game throughout Children in Need week. It was great fun!

Joe Wick 'Bearpees' Challenge

During the week of Children in Need the whole school took part in the Joe Wicks 'Bearpees' Primary School challenge.   Each class was set a challenge of how many ‘Bearpees’ they could do in 5 minutes each day for the week.  We collected the data and, as a whole school, we managed to do a massive 96,044 Bearpees. Well done everyone!

A massive thank you for taking part and a huge thank you to all the class councillors that helped throughout the week and to all the staff involved. Well done!

Red Nose Day- 15th March 2024

Our class councillors have been very busy selling cakes and biscuits for our whole school Red Nose Day bake sale.  Our bake sale was very successful and we raised a massive £267.50.  Thank you to all our school councillors that helped to make it a great success.