Astwood Bank Primary School

"A centre of learning and opportunity"



Giving children a voice at Astwood Bank Primary

Astwood Bank Primary has a very active school council. Meeting at least once every half term, two children from all year groups meet together with a member of the school’s leadership team to talk about issues that matter most to the children. Ideas are discussed and councilors feedback to their class at the next opportunity. 

Giving children the ability to have a voice within the school aids school improvement. We listen to our children, and they know their views are important. As teachers, school leaders and trustees we often find that some of the best developments around the school have been the result of our councilors passing on their thoughts and the views of their peers.

In 2022, our council helped make improvements to the school’s ever improving curriculum. They were also heavily involved in choosing the new playground equipment, which we’re pleased to say went down a treat!

At this time of the year the children are busy selecting their new representatives for the school council. What this space for more information and updates about what our council are up to.

Latest Information

4th Meeting of 2022/23

A visit from Acorns Children’s Hospice In the fourth meeting of the year, our councillors welcomed two visitors from Acorns Children’s Hospice. The purpose of

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3rd Meeting of 2022/23

Post Christmas Meeting This time round, our council were keen to feedback the views of their classmates, following a quick discussion prior to the meeting.

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2nd Meeting of 2022/23

Second Meeting of 2022/23 Another productive meeting was held on Friday 11 November. All councilors were present and unsurprisingly, the biscuits had disappeared within the

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1st Meeting of the Year

Meeting Number 1 On Friday 7 October, the school councilors met with Mr Mellows for the first time this year. It was very productive and

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