School Parliament

The leaders of tomorrow…

Horsforth School feels passionately about ensuring our students have a voice; and, importantly ensuring that it is heard. This is why we have a democratic Student Parliament which allows our students to influence school life and also learn and understand about British Politics and the British Values for which it is built upon.

Horsforth students will represent the student voice through six key areas that centre around the Horsforth Character Pillars we want all students to embody:


  • Respect and Wellbeing: Anti-Bullying and Diversity, Mental Health and Happiness
  • Participation and Aspiration: Sports and Extra-Curricular, Development of the school building and the environment
  • Resilience and Responsibility: Attendance and Behaviour, Teaching and Learning

Every tutor group is represented by a Horsforth Minister of Parliament who is elected by their tutor group and to support with students’ awareness of democracy and the influence they can have, Ministers have taken part in Parliament workshops led by a regional education welfare officer.

Ministers meet each half term to discuss issues linked to their area of focus. Different staff members attend these meetings over the academic year to offer support and guidance to the Parliament. This information is fedback to the lead Parliament, who discusses and plans appropriate strategies to support our student voice and liaises closely with the senior leaders of the school.

Horsforth School is intent on giving opportunity and achievement to all and through the School Parliament we are ensuring that every student has a voice.