Heads of the class: Woodhall Spa school honours top kids

St Andrew's School head and deputy head boy and girl with the school's deputy headteacher John Whalley EMN-140922-142942001
St Andrew's School head and deputy head boy and girl with the school's deputy headteacher John Whalley EMN-140922-142942001

St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School has decided to recognise the excellence of some of its pupils by rewarding them with the titles Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.

School headteacher Andrew Whalley says the titles reflect the enthusiastic manner which the pupils have risen to challenges, how they have led by example, and the difference that they have made to the school, ensuring that the campus is “the safe and successful school that it continues to be.”

In their written application, the Year 6 pupils were asked to describe their skills for the role, explain what they have contributed to the school, explain their hobbies and interests and finally say how they would further improve a chosen area of the school.

The children were interviewed by Mr Whalley and the support staff governor.

As a way of highlighting the responsibility of their role, St Andrew’s School provided the pupils, free of charge, with two sweatshirts (in a different colour).

“The pupils selected were extremely excited about their role and have relished in being recognised, proudly sharing their achievement with the rest of St Andrew’s School,” said Mr Whalley.

“All staff and pupils are delighted with the excellent contributions that they have already made,” he said.

St Andrew’s Church of England School in King Edward Crescent teaches 270 pupils aged 5-10. Its most recent OFSTED report earlier this year gave it a ‘Good’ or 2 rating.