Roles and Responsibilities

One tremendous benefit of being part of a small school community is that there are many opportunities for pupils to experience responsibility in various guises.

School Council

From Year 1 upwards, all boys are given the opportunity to be on the school council with class representatives elected following a vote from their peers based on a presentation they deliver. This democratic process is an early introduction to the workings of society and gives everyone the experience of presenting to a group. The school council meets twice monthly and boys involve their classes in follow up discussions. Recent initiatives saw the school council sharing their ideas for the development of the school grounds and the library spaces and involved in interviews of a potential new staff member.

Litter Picking

Building an awareness of our responsibility for the environment all boys are given the chance to take part in litter picking activities. Surprising popular, these supervised rotations see boys taking pride in their school environment with the older pupils litter picking in surrounding areas to the school as well as the main grounds.


A very special part of Elmhurst School for Boys is our buddy system. All Year 6 boys are paired with our young Little Elms and act as buddies to them. This means a weekly lunch and playtime together, shared reading and the all important annual buddy photograph. Both older and younger boys benefit and treasure the relationship. Our Year 6s make extraordinarily good role models.

Classroom Monitors

Each class appoints monitors to keep the classroom tidy and carry out tasks. The chance to take on responsibility is one many enjoy and it certainly helps the teachers too!

Tour Guides

Who better than to show visitors round the school than the pupils who know it best. Our Y6 boys enjoy the chance to share their pride in their school with visitors but it is also an excellent chance to develop their interpersonal skills. At every Open Event the senior boys are invited to meet visitors and talk to them about the school, something they absolutely love to do. Elmhurst School for Boys is a happy place to be.

Head of House

Each house elects an older pupil to lead the House and a deputy to support them. These boys contribute to House Meetings and gladly collect trophies when the house is successful. Regular inter-house sport competitions and events keep the competitive juices flowing and weekly assemblies reveal house point leaders.

Head Boy

The role of Head Boy is a coveted one and the chosen pupil shoulders the responsibility of being a role model for all boys in the school at all times. The names of previous head boys are shown on an honours board in the school, something our returning alumni are keen to look at!

Open Morning Friday 21st June

Come and see our school

Friday 21st June

9:30am – 12pm

We have a special Pre-school and Nursery Stay and Play session from 9:30am – 10:30am

Meet our Head, have a tour of our grounds, watch our amazing teachers in action and see why Elmhurst is a great choice for your child’s education.

Register your spot here