All students are encouraged to become actively involved with the running of the school. Our philosophy is that we run the school ‘with’ the students rather than ‘for’ them. Students are represented on staff working groups and play an active role in decision making. For example, students have been closely involved in drawing up the school’s behaviour policy and anti-bullying strategy. Students are also involved in: evaluating learning and teaching; interviewing for senior posts on the staff; representing the school at local and national conferences; and organising special charity events through a special student-led group called Challoners for Charity (C4C).