Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

School Council

This year, we have launched our brand-new Smart School Council.

We wanted to change the way in which our school council operates so that ALL children in school have a voice.

Here is a brief overview of what it looks like:

The ‘Communication Team’ were selected following an application process.  This team is made up of pupils from year 5 and year 6 and they each have a key role in helping to ensure that the council runs smoothly.  Part of their role is to create weekly class meetings which enable us to capture the voice of every pupil across school by asking a key question and having a respectful debate.  Finally, we have our action teams.  Any child in school can form an action team for any reason.  They bring their ideas to the communication team and with the support of a nominated adult, they run their project in order to help to improve our school community.


During each meeting, our newsletter team will add key messages and updates to our weekly school newsletter.  We also have a ‘progress board’ in school which will help us to keep track of all of our action teams and celebrate our successes.


You can learn more about how a smart school council operates here: Smart School Councils





We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School has achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our My Happy Mind theme for this half term is ‘Appreciate’. The Appreciate module teaches children to understand why gratitude matters and how we can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!

Important Dates

May Half Term
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Children
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
KS2 Sports Day (provisional date which may need to change depending on Y6 – Y7 transition days)
Jun 20 all-day