Student Leadership

Student Council Mission Statement

Hall Cross Academy holds the belief that successful education requires active participation from staff, students and governors of the school; parents and guardians in the home, and members of the community. We believe that effective relationships are promoted through consultation, collaboration and open communication.


Purpose of the Student Council

The purpose of our Student Council is to encourage students to get involved in issues that concern them in and around school. As a council we focus on listening to the views of students and we take responsibility for some aspects of school life.



Having a Hall Cross Academy Student Council helps us to improve aspects of our school community by exercising our rights and accepting our responsibilities. Our discussions and decisions will help to inform improvements to the school environment and our learning.



The academy has a representative group of students (School Councillors), elected by their peers, who form the ‘School Council’ from each of the year groups in Year 7 to 11; these are complemented by the Senior Student Leadership Team. We seek to enrich the learning and school experience of all those who attend Hall Cross Academy. To achieve this we aim to engage directly with the wider Hall Cross Academy student community, through playing an active role within school – organising events, raising issues and representing the views of their peers with senior leaders in the school. On a half termly basis, the Student Council meets to discuss various aspects of Academy life: Teaching and Learning; Student Support; The Community and Extra-Curricular; Curriculum.