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Wright Robinson College



At Wright Robinson, prefects are expected to establish and maintain the highest standards of behaviour, attitude and appearance at all times and provide a positive role model for other pupils. They are appointed each year to undertake various roles and responsibilities around the college.

 Head Girl and Head Boy 

Head Girl and Head Boy are selected based on their commitment to the leadership programme at Wright Robinson College. This includes:

Year 7 Buddy

During the Year 6 Graduation week and Year 5 Super Learning days, year 7 pupils are given the opportunity to be a Year 7 Buddy. The role involves guiding and helping the primary schools pupils around school. Two buddies are attached to each form and mentor the pupils. The role also helps with the pupil’s transition from primary to secondary. The prefects are a vital part of the week and do a fantastic job each year.

Year 8 PAL (Physical Activity Leader)

Year 8 PAL (Physical Activity Leader) - Aim to provide more opportunities for year 7 & 8 pupils to participate in physical activity during lunch time. Year 8 leaders are divided into ten teams, each team consisting of in between 6 – 8 leaders. The teams are assigned a day of the week and a quad. Within the teams there is a team leader and a number of activities allocated to each team member. The activities are skipping, basketball, football and kwik cricket. Pupils lead the activities as either recreational or as a competition. 

Year 9 Young Leader

At the start of year 9 all pupils are given the opportunity to apply for become a Young Leader. The role involves:

  • Lead activities and events through the Sainsbury’s School Games
  • Working with Primary school pupils
  • Mentoring younger pupils
  • Running fun exciting sessions for them

Year 10 Peer Mentor

Peer Mentors run a drop in centre at lunch time in the library to give additional support to year 7 and 8 students. This can include homework support, revision support, building friendship groups and one to one reading.

 Year 11 Prefects 

Year 11 Prefects role includes:

  • Acting as a role model and ambassador to the college
  • Duty points around college
  • Helping and leading at whole school events
  • Working as a team with both staff and students to help with the day to day running of the college
  • Outstanding behaviour and attitude
  • Full commitment to school life

All senior prefects have the opportunity to apply to be Head Prefects. They apply via an application form and then are shortlisted to an interview with the Headteacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Year Team Director and Pupil Leadership Coordinator.  Head prefects should have followed the programme from year 7 and developed all of the necessary skills and qualities to prepare them for their role. Head Prefects role includes:

  • Lead and represent the student body at school wide functions, such as Open Evenings and Parents’ Evenings, meeting with and talking to adults and students.
  • Expected to lead school wide tours for visitors and to answer questions as well as share the schools vision with visitors.
  • To plan and present at assemblies to various year groups.