Oakhill Primary Academy

  • Doncaster Rd, Ardsley, Barnsley, S71 5ag
  • 01226 284493

Pupils  »  School Council



Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils.  Pupil voice is highly regarded within Oakhill Primary Academy, our School Council gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.

What is the School Council?

The School Council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Oakhill Primary Academy.  We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do.  Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we have finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things.  Sometimes we need to talk to teachers and sometimes we need to make phone calls to people outside of the school.  The School Council meet regularly to share and discuss views.

Who are the School Councillors?

Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.


We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Some of the words we learn include…

Agenda - a list of things to talk about
Councillor - someone who has been voted for, to work for their classmates on the School Council
Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so that people can see what goes on
Motion - an idea for the School Council to discuss