Welcome New Senior Prefects

13th October 2022

It is the time of year for one of our highly anticipated school traditions – welcoming and congratulating our new cohort of prefects to join the year 13s.   To become a prefect students make a written application to the Head outlining their suitability for the prefect role that most interests them. We were incredibly impressed with the qualities, skills and attributes of a huge quantity of applicants and the examples they gave for leadership skills, being a role model and their exciting ideas for the role.

In a special assembly, a welcome and congratulations was given to all our new incoming prefects.  In their new positions of responsibility,  prefects will be found all around school at breaktime and lunchtime helping everyone to do the right thing and helping to keep our school a happy and inclusive place.  To recognise their seniority,  new gowns have been introduced for each to wear while on duty.

Being a prefect is a pre-requisite to be eligible for consideration as a Senior Prefect, Head Girl or Deputy – roles many of your daughters may wish to apply for in the future.  In these positions, students really do have fabulous opportunities to hone their communication and leadership skills ready to become the next generation of successful leaders beyond school. Getting an outcome that you are responsible for, through to completion, in every career requires the ability to steer and guide others, recognising their strengths and empowering them, supporting their weaknesses and guiding them.  Wakefield Girls can gain a head start in all of these things in our Sixth Form , making them attractive candidates for the top universities, for the most competitive course and apprenticeships in the most competitive businesses.


Dr Rhodes
Director of Sixth Form


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