Primary School

Relationships. Wellbeing. Achievement.

Mr Gray

The Head Boy and Head Girl at Lansdowne Primary School play a vital role in the life of the school. They are the public face of the school, representing the school in a number of public situations. They may be required to speak to groups of parents, students and teachers (with support).


Main responsibilities and tasks:

  • To support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in promoting and representing the school
  • Represent the school at key events
  • Welcome visitors to the school and show them around
  • Organise and manage school prefects
  • Prepare and present (with support) an assembly once a term


Personal qualities:

  • Leadership
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Time-management and good organisational skills
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to parents and staff
  • Ability to talk confidently and appropriately to students
  • Willingness to get to know the students in the lower years
  • Politeness
  • Maturity
  • Responsibility
  • Reliability


Structure your letter as follows:

  • Opening paragraph to say why you are writing
  • Paragraph to say why you would like to be Head Boy/Head Girl
  • Paragraph to demonstrate that you have the personal qualities mentioned
  • Paragraph to say what improvements/changes you might make to the school
  • Closing paragraph to say why you would be the perfect choice for Head Boy/Head Girl


Pupils not chosen for the Head Boy/Head Girl roles will be considered for Deputy Head Boy/Deputy Head Girl and Prefects. These roles will make up the Pupil Leadership Team.