At Buckswood we highly value student opinion and encourage students to express their ideas and shape their school. The School and Boarders’ Councils provide a structured way for pupil voice to be heard. The two Councils meet separately, as that way we can focus on specific needs of groups within our school family. At times, the two groups meet together and share ideas.

Councillors are elected by forms or houses. Agenda items are circulated and meetings are held to discuss issues raised by pupils. Examples of requests granted through the Councils are an increase in town leave, changes to dining arrangements, and of course, minor changes to the school menu.