The role of a school prefect

Our prefects are ambassadors for our school and we expect each of them to embrace the general duties outlined below;

In performing duties as School Prefect, each prefect will be expected to:

  • Support the Catholic ethos of the school and promote Gospel values
  • Respect the rules and regulations of the school and observe the school rules at all times
  • Be dressed appropriately at all times. Prefects shall wear their badge that distinguishes their office at all times
  • Be punctual for duties and attend all Prefect meetings where possible
  • Maintain an excellent academic and behaviour record and lead by example, ensuring the pursuit of academic excellence and orderly behaviour
  • Be positive and enthusiastic, encouraging and motivating fellow students
  • Be cooperative, helpful, well-mannered, trustworthy, and responsible
  • Be respectful toward teachers, your peers, and the school environment
  • Display leadership qualities: confidence, initiative, problem-solving skills
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities
  • Be able to work independently and complete tasks
  • Prefects shall work together as a single body to promote cohesiveness and discipline in all their domains
  • Prefects will attend all school events and activities when required where possible, and will be expected to help and lead
  • Prefects must be excellent ambassadors for the school, representing the school image positively
  • Prefects will carry out tasks and jobs as may be directed by staff
  • Prefects will be required to sign a contract and can be removed from post if they fail to fulfill their responsibilities.

For our prefects with specific responsibilities;

Liturgical/Charity Prefects:

  • To participate in collective worship e. Mass and assembly
  • To support with organisation of events relating to the liturgical calendar g. Ash Wednesday, Lent, St. John Fisher Day
  • To create a termly ‘Liturgical Update’ for the School Newsletter
  • To liaise with Events Prefects to organise and lead one charity initiative per long-term (Autumn, Spring, Summer)


Uniform Head Students:

  • To act as ambassadors for the school at whole school events
  • To take a lead in School Council and represent prefects at School Council Meetings
  • Supporting Head Students in leading other prefects
  • Supporting Head Students in ensuring that other prefects are fulfilling their responsibilities
  • Co-chair Prefect meetings with Head Students
  • To meet with SMO once per short term to review progress


Events Prefects:

  • To support JDO with marketing whole school events
  • To support Liturgical/Charity and Environment prefects with termly initiatives
  • To attend all whole school events and act as tour guides/provide refreshments
  • To collect information regarding extra-curricular activities, lunch activities and support staff with developing and launching these activities.
  • To organize interform competitions (non-sporting)


 Sports Prefects:

  • Represent sport in school.
  • Organise interform sporting competitions and assist with the running of sports day.
  • Promote sporting activities and support PE department with the organization running of sporting fixtures.
  • Liaising with Head of PE and PE department with staff assigning duties as necessary.
  • To create a termly ‘Sports Update’ for the school newsletter.


 Environment Prefects:

  • To liaise with relevant staff regarding new build
  • To consult with lead staff on learning environment and report concerns/problems
  • To run at least two environmental awareness campaigns across the school year (e.g. World Water Day)
  • To practically support with maintaining school environment g. raising awareness of recycling, gardening outdoor spaces.