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School Council

Welcome to the St. Philip Howard School Council page!

This page will be updated regularly to keep you informed of any forthcoming events and to update you with the results from any fundraising activities organised by the committee.


Who We Are:

The School Council is a committee that is established at the start of the Autumn term. The process begins with any year 6 child who wishes to stand for chairperson. Each candidate must campaign for votes from the rest of the school. To start the campaign rolling, each child presents their manifesto to the whole school and staff in a special assembly. They work on their ideas during lessons and usually have a campaign partner to help them write a speech.

After each manifesto has been heard, the children return to class and the voting process begins. Once all the teachers have handed in their results, then it becomes very exciting indeed!

The successful candidates are announced the following Friday during assembly and the four candidates are presented with special School Council badges and their photo is taken to display on the School Council board. The main four roles of the School Council are:


Following this part, each class then decides on two representatives, usually children who wish to stand for this important role.

Once the committee is established, the Class Representatives are given their School Council badges during the assembly and then the meetings begin.

School Council helping to count the money raised today for the Catholic Children's Society.

Clean Up Hatfield Campaign 23rd-27th April 2018


School Council have once again been involved in litter picking during the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign week. All members of the School Council gave up part of their lunchtime to collect litter in the area of Woods Avenue closest to the school. We also collected litter from the car park opposite the school.

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House Points

House Points
  • St Edmund Campion 5554
  • St Cuthbert Mayne 5079
  • St Thomas More 5104
  • St John Fisher 4556


Attendance percentage for each class.

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  • Reception


  • Year 1


  • Year 2


  • Year 3


  • Year 4


  • Year 5


  • Year 6


Whole School:

"We are part of God's family. We follow the way of Jesus by loving, learning and doing our best."


Awards we have achieved so far.