Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ

01483 572510



The Burpham Way - Spread your wings and fly high!

School Council

At Burpham we greatly value the opinions of our pupils and the School Council acts as a vehicle for delivering pupil voice which is used to impact decisions made in the running of the school. At the beginning of the Autumn term, prospective candidates complete a written application form to be considered for the role of school councillor for each class. They present their case to their peers and elections then take place  with ballot slips and a polling station. The winning candidate is elected for the whole of the academic year. School Council meetings are held regularly in the staff room with Mrs Marsden and there is a notice board opposite the hall door with pictures of all the school councillors and information about the projects they have been working on.


School Council members 2018-19

Robins & Finches: Charlotte Saunders & Harry O'Connor

Owls and Nightingales: Christian Zupnik & Poppy Parker

Woodpeckers and Kingfishers: Emily Alsop & Thomas Bowen

Jays and Doves: Jessica Fancy & James Shaw

Falcons and Kestrels: Katie Ingram & Amelia Harris

Eagles and Ospeys: Ruby Montlake & Jack Greenway


School Council Achievements 2017-18

  • Helped to improve behaviour at lunchtimes by conducting a behaviour survey across the school; devising rotas for playground equipment and asking for more LSAs to be on duty at lunchtime


  • Encouraged healthier packed lunches by putting out a packed lunch survey ; producing a leaflet for parents and assemblies for pupils


  • Raised over £1000 for new playground equipment by running ice cream stalls after school and choosing how to spend the money. We would  like to thank Mrs Douglas for all her help with this amazing venture


  • Presenting ideas from our classes to Mrs Marsden such as dressing up for World Book Day 


Ice Cream Sales
Ice Cream Sales