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.


Spring 2020

March update: Thank you to our School Council who have worked hard with Mr Williams to make improvements around our school. They were excited to see the things which have already been fixed, and are keeping an eye on the things which are still on the list. Thank you School Council and Mr Williams for your great work!

In February, our School Council were super busy trying to make improvements across the school. They were looking at the Health and Safety of the school grounds. They carried out a site visit and checked every area of the school. They came up with a very helpful list of areas to improve, and took collective responsibility to write a letter to Mr Williams our Site Manager. Last week, they met with Mr Williams to discuss what needed to be done to make our school even better. Here is a list of improvements that will be made, thanks to School Council:

  • There will be an all-weather path laid in the Orchard which will allow children and parents to access the Little Lending Library (blue Tardis) – the council were worried that children could not get to it when the Orchard was muddy.
  • Some areas of the soft surface in the musical garden have been temporarily repaired. Mr Williams will schedule in work in the summer holidays to repair these areas with new ‘soft pour’ play surface.
  • Mr Williams has ordered a new water fountain outside Y1 as it was not working
  • There will be new lights fitted outside the Y2 block
  • 2 new scooter racks will be installed outside Venus class– the children were concerned that too many scooters were being squeezed on to the racks
  • New timetables have been put up for the climbing frames and sand pit
  • The ‘red line’ will be repainted – hopefully in the half term! The children were worried that it was fading. The red line keeps us safe!
  • New beaters have been fitted to the instruments in the musical garden – the old ones were broken.

The School Council have also been gathering the views of all the children in their classes to see which clubs they enjoy and which ones they would like to see at Burlington. They have now voted for new clubs for the spring and summer terms. Look out for the following clubs which the children have requested:

  • Hockey
  • Art and craft club for Y1
  • ‘Thinking club’ - Philosophy and mindfulness for children
  • Basketball 
  • Lego and writing
  • Computing / coding


Autumn 2019

After a tough round of elections in September 2019, we welcomed in our new school councillors. Every class in Years 1 and 2 voted for two children to represent their class. School council have held regular meetings to find out what children think about our school. So far, we have been working on the School Vision, finding out what we like and dislike about our school, school lunches and after school clubs. We have gathered children’s views to find out if there are any other clubs we want to have in our school. We take children’s views very seriously. We use the feedback to adjust and plan for our school lunch menus and we will be voting on the new clubs that children have requested.

In the autumn term, the school council met with our caterers Radish to give them feedback on the meals we like and don’t like. Our summer term menu will be based on that feedback.