School Council

In order to express their interest to be a school councillor, children at Pentland are asked to complete an application form. They are asked to express their reasons for wanting to be a school councillor and share their ideas for developing the school. 

On Wednesday 6th October 2021 the children of Pentland Infant and Nursery School voted for their new school councillors by taking part in a secret ballot just like a real election. The votes were counted and the new school Council of 2021-2022 were announced during assembly.


The new School Council for Pentland Infant and Nursery School is:

Julia Donaldson Class (Reception)

Trish Cooke Class (Reception)





Anthony Browne Class (Year One)

Oliver Jeffers Class (Year One/YearTwo)





Roald Dah Class (Year Two)






Our Responsibilities

School Councillors are full of knowledge about our school and are representatives of the views and ideas of their classmates. They are excellent role models for the other pupils and they give suggestions about how school could be improved and think of ideas for special activities and events. 


The School Council's important work so far this academic year has included:

Fusion food bank collection: The school councillors have organised a food collection for fusion food bank. They wrote a letter to the parents to tell them about this important cause and suggested items that could be donated. Fusion Food Bank representatives came to talk to us all in an assembly. They were overwehelmed by the generosity of our families. Thank you. 

Walk to School Campaign: Following the school councils campaign last year, about road safety, our local MP Mark Eastwood visited school along with Councillor Masood to discuss how things could be put in place to ensure the roads around Pentland are made safer for everyone. Mark was very impressed with the children in Year Two's debating and questioning skills and invited school council representatives to visit the Houses of Parliament to see how MPs work to make decisions. We are looking forward to this trip in 2021. In the meantime, The School Council have launched the Wow scheme, which encourages everybody to walk or ride a bike/scooter to school. We were so excited when Strider the mascot, came to help us launch the campaign.