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Welcome to the School Council web page. On this page you will find details about the work the council does within our school.


Easter egg decorating competition 2022

School council are currently selling easter raffle tickets, with lots of lovely prizes to be won. The tickets cost £1 per strip and can be purchased through the gateway app. All proceeds will go to the school fund, to purchase lots of lovely new books. 

World Book Day 2020

This years theme was bed time stories, we brought books to share with friends and family at our coffee morning. The event raised lots of money for school funds, and will be spent on plants and equipment for the school grounds. 


Reindeer Dash

This week saw the whole school take part in the run around the village, with Mr Bowering leading the way and Mrs Marsden bringing up the rear. It really was a lovely sight to see you all in your antlers and red noses. All moneys raised is to be split equally between Barnsley Hospice and the school gardening club.

children in need 2019

Thank you for making a huge effort to come dressed as rock-stars, and being ready to do battle in our TT rock-star event today. You all looked amazing in your outfits-we were blown away by your inventiveness! We hope that you all enjoyed the day. We will let you know the total raised soon, meanwhile have fun checking out the photographs from today.

coffee morning

Thanks to all who attended our fabulous coffee morning, together we managed to raise the grand sum of £510 which will be split equally between the McMillan  cancer charity and the school gardening project




Our first official engagement took place this week, with school council visiting our local council chambers to learn about how democracy works in the community. We met with our Lady Mayor & her consort in her personal office, then went into the council chambers to learn about debating and passing local laws. Evie got to be Mayor for the hour, with Archie as Deputy mayor and India as the council chief executive. We had chance to see how live streaming of council meetings take place, seeing ourselves on the big screen was great.

Election Results

A huge well done to our new school council representatives for the coming academic year. It was a hard fought battle in most classes, with the need for a recount and a tie-break vote in two of the classes. Your manifestos this year have been fantastic, thank you to all candidates who stood for election, we're just sorry that we couldn't have elected you all.


Also, a big thank you to the school council for 2019/19, you have been truly amazing, it's been a pleasure working with you.

Love Mrs Hanson and Miss Goulding

Race for life 2019

What an awesome turnout!

 Thanks to everyone who turned out for the event, and a great big well done to all the adults who ran with the children. 

PTA raffle results

50th birthday raffle draw

Please check through your tickets and come claim your prizes. We have names for the raffle winners from the stall outdoors. For the PTA raffle you'll need to bring along your winning ticket in order to collect your prize. PTA tickets are all yellow.

Improving our local community

Last week school council attended a meeting with our local M.P Stephanie Peacock to discuss what we like about our community and what could be better about it. We gave her plenty of food for thought, we look forward to working with our M.P in the future.


BDR waste competition

Last term school council organised a composting poster competition which was really successful, so successful that we were chosen as BDR's overall winners. Congratulations to Eva Burgess (Y2) and Jack Turner (Y5) your posters have won us a composting bin and a selection of gardening tools.

Houses of parliament tour 7th June 2019

We enjoyed a trip to London, where we participated in a tour of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) lead by two excellent tour guides, and  also took part in a law and debating workshop. We learnt about the history of the building and found out how laws are made and passed in this country.


Bulb Planting with the North east partnership (ward alliance)

This week,school council (and a couple of stand in representatives) visited St Lukes church to help make the flower beds by the war and mining history monument look more presentable.We always enjoy this event. Thanks to everyone involved in supporting us.

Keeping up appearances

Today school council took part in our second community clean up session. Together we have cleared up three full bin sacks of discarded plastic bottles, aluminium cans and food wrappers. Please help us to keep our village tidy by taking litter home, or using the litter bins provided around the village. Our next tidy up will be held in June.


School Council Anti-litter Competition 3.5.19


Today our poster competition winners were presented with their prizes. Thank you to our good friends Ann and Doreen, and also Councillor Hampson for judging and arranging the superb prizes.It must have been a very difficult job choosing the winning entries!Prize giving

Easter Bonnet Activities 11.04.2019

This week, children have been very busy taking part in Easter activities in class.  Our school council organised a very successful Easter bonnet competition, resulting in  some rather splendid results as you can see in the photographs. We invited Pastor Joy into school in order to choose the winning entries-which was unbelievably difficult. Thank you to all you fabulous parents for supporting this event by providing the bonnets for your children to decorate, we really are overwhelmed by your generosity!

Visit to Grimethorpe Community Farm 10.04.19


Today the school council members have visited the local farm located within the grounds of Milefield Primary School. There, we met Sarah who showed us around, introduced us to the animals and made us feel most welcome. Why not go and have a look around yourselves, it really is a great farm with a lovely little cafe on site. 


Love Where You Live Litter pick 2019

Today, school council have been out in the local community, taking part in a litter pick event along with our lovely love where you live volunteers Ann and Doreen. We donned our high visibility jackets and quickly set to work, it was a mammoth task for all involved.The amount of litter that we cleared in the space of an hour was astounding! 

Comic relief 2019- the big bake-off

This year our comic relief fundraising effort has seen school council organise a 'big Bake-Off' with children and families baking together at home to make some fantastic entries for our competition. Today winners were announced in assembly, and the entries sold in school during break time. Your entries were all amazing-you really are a talented bunch! 


We hope that you enjoy looking through our photo album- hopefully you will be able to spot your bakes. A great big well done to the winning entries.  

World Book Day Event 2019

A great big thank you to everyone who supported our World Book day event this year, it turned out to be our best one yet. It was so nice to see so many entries in our create a character competition, over half of the school took part. The puppets were absolutely mind blowing. 


Barnsley Hospice fundraising assembly

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Christmas jumper day 2018. Today we have handed over the money that we raised to Vicki (the hospice fundraising officer) in a whole school assembly. We presented a giant cheque for the sum of £92.06. In return Vicki showed us how our fundraising helps the patients.

Latest photographs from the garden project.

McMillan Coffee Morning 2018

School council would like to thank everyone for their involvement in our recent McMillan coffee morning. Your support and kind donations of cakes resulted in school raising the grand sum of £431.68.

Thankyou very much.

Sport Relief - 23rd March 2018

Children in Need - 17th November 2017

School Council members request that children come to school in their PJ's on Friday 17th November for a donation of £1 towards Children in Need.

Remembrance Events - November 2017

In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday all the children in school have been learning about Remembrance Day. Our school council members have also been involved in planting flowers at the local memorial and children also took part in the Remembrance Day service at St Lukes church and laid a wreath.