School Council

Our school council is made up of two children from each class in Year 1 and Year 2. We hold regular meetings to find out what our children think about our school and how they would like to make improvements. The members of the council ask the children in their class for their thoughts and ideas.


November 2022

Democracy in Action!

The year 2 school council members took a trip today to New Malden High Street with Mrs Yay-Walker and Miss Ahmed to purchase items that their classes voted on to improve the Reading Den and sand pit area in the year 1 & 2 playground. The children were very excited to be representing the views of the children in their class!


February 2022

We asked the children this question. The children at Burlington had some strong opinions about their school lunches. The School Council put this question to the test…
After working so hard gathering the views of their classmates, they wrote to Radish, our school caterers. Then we got a surprise visit in an assembly this week from Keighley (Area Manager) and Steph (chef) from Radish. She said that the children wrote such strong letters with great reasons why they should be allowed ketchup, she decided that Radish would have to make some changes. She shared that they WOULD allow ketchup once a week, with their fish and chips! The children cheered! The whole school thanks Radish, our fantastic caterers for the wonderful news! So the answer was YES! Democracy DOES work at Burlington Infants! Well done, school council! Well done Burlington Infants!


January 2022

Does Democracy Work at Burlington?
School Council have been busy finding out what the children in their classes thought of school lunches. Dhilan from Saturn class asked if we could have ketchup with our lunches. We were told that we didn’t have ketchup because it had sugar in it. School council worked hard with the other children in their classes to think of reasons why we should be allowed to have ketchup. The children decided they wanted to speak out about what they believed  in! They wrote persuasive letters to our caterers Radish, asking for ketchup. Does ‘democracy’ work at Burlington Infants? We are putting it to the test! Fingers crossed!  

December 2021

Each class in Year 1 and 2 held an election to vote for 2 children who would be their school council representatives.
The role of our school council is very important to the running of the school. Their job is to help the Headteacher make some important decisions and help improve the school. This week, school council met with our school chef, Steph, to share their class’ views about the food offered on the lunch menu. The school council children had to ask their friends in their class to vote for the foods they liked. The information the children shared with Steph will be used to improve the school lunches. Some foods were voted off the menu!

British Values

The school council will lead some of the work on British Values through assemblies and through class work. These values are built in to our curriculum to ensure our children become valuable and well-rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
This half term, the children are developing an understanding of ‘Democracy’ and how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.