Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Ellie Bushell


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

Children at the heart of the school - School at the heart of community

School Council

Thank you for all of your donations this term. A whopping £900 was raised for three different charities and 14 crates of food donated to Four Greens Community Trust! Go Whitleigh!

Meet our School Council Captains...

What is it?

School Council gives children the opportunity to share their ideas about our school and how they think the environment can become a better place.  They also discuss any ideas they have for fund raising, fancy dress and ways to support the community.  Miss Russell (council lead) arranges a number of meetings to take place throughout the year .  Each school council member has a school council book to record all of their classes' ideas, times and dates of the next meeting and also any points they would like to raise in the next meeting.

In school council we all wear badges; which are yellow and bright. These help children to recognise who we are.


Who is involved?

Each class has 2 school councillors; these then represent all of the classes in the school.  Our council captains are shown above.


Plans for the Future

  • To help make further fundraising decisions
  • To get involved with other campus school councils
  • To liaise with the local Councillor and discuss ways our school can help our community
  • To develop ideas for behaviour and respect for the environment in our school
  • To continue to work with Four Greens Community Trust

What decisions do they make?

When we all come together in our meetings we talk about many different things such as: things that are happening around the world, events coming up, performances and our environment. 

For example, Hello Yellow day we voted to 'Come to School wearing yellow' and donate £1, we raised a whopping £310 for YoungMinds charity. We then wore something spotty for Children in Need and were able to donate a staggering £286.  Finally, we wore our Christmas jumpers and raised nearly £300 for Save the Children. What an amazing, charitable Autumn term!

If your child has any ideas, please tell them to speak to their class School Council Rep or their class teacher. 

Together we can make a difference!

Minutes from meetings