Student Leadership

'Great Leaders do not set out to be leaders, they set out to make a difference'



•To empower students to represent the student community and work in partnership with staff towards shared ambitions.  

•To support all students to feel a sense of belonging through student representation and a commitment to inclusion.

•To strengthen the school ethos and further bind our community culture.

•To empower student voice and action to uphold and represent the core British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith. Moreover, to uphold and represent the school values of Optimism, Resilience, Balance, Individuality and Synergy.

•To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for both students and staff at Southfield School.  

•To enable communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking to flourish as the school community benefits from the wealth of experiences, ideas and sense of fun that students bring.  

•To create student ambassadors who represent the school, its values and ethos at internal and external events.

•To support student leaders to develop positive life-long personal characteristics and professional habits.

Student leadership structure


Student Leadership Team

  • Head Student - Summer W
  • Deputy Head Student - Blessing K

Extended Leadership Team

Student Leadership Team + Student Year Leaders and Student Curriculum Leaders

Pastoral Student Leadership

The Student Leadership Team and Student Curriculum Leaders meet regularly with the Heads of Year and Form Reps throughout the year.

Head student


"Hello, my name is Summer and I am Head Student at Southfield School.  

I study Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Psychology and am looking to study Mathematics & Statistics at university.  

Throughout my past 7 years, Southfield has not only supported me academically but also encouraged me to grow in so many different areas. The school has a community that encourages you to take all the opportunities that are presented to you or to be proactive in finding opportunities to develop beyond the classroom.  Mostly we are encouraged to be whoever we want to be. 

My teachers have gone above and beyond for me, throughout my time here, reinforcing our school values of Optimism, Resilience, Balance, Individuality and Synergy within me.  Outside of lessons I have been given opportunities to attend external lectures; create a school newsletter; run events for the whole school and ultimately become Head Student.

I could not be prouder to represent such an outstanding, world class school and I am sure that the skills that I have gained will stand be in good stead for the rest of my life."

Summer, Year 13, Head Student