Role of the Prefects

Prefects play a vital part in the running of Keswick School; assisting and supporting both staff and pupils. The school currently has a team of around 90 prefects split between the three different types of role: Form Prefects, Departmental Prefects and Corridor Prefects. They are led by a team of Coordinating Prefects: Head Boy and Head Girl; Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl; Head of Charity; Heads of Year and Heads of House.

Each form in the lower school has at least two Form Prefects attached to them. Prefects visit their forms twice a week to assist the Form Heads and to support the younger pupils. The prefects also organise fun activities in the form periods for the pupils to take part in; for example, a weekly quiz.

Departmental Prefects assist teaching staff in their lessons through supporting pupils and offering help with work. Each prefect is assigned to a department, to which they offer an hour a week. Most of this time is spent in lessons but also outside of the classroom, helping to prepare notice boards and other displays.

Corridor Prefects help during break and lunch time by supervising the canteen corridor and queues.

Heads of House Prefects work with the members of staff who lead the four school houses: Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge and Rawnsley, to organise inter house activities and competitions during the year.

Overall, the Prefect Team play a very important role in the life of Keswick School and all put a lot of effort into making the school’s systems run smoothly and helping organise fun events for other pupils.