Yorkshire's EMPOWERING school

We believe that leadership can be cultivated through the development of intellect, leadership skills and qualities, and plenty of opportunities to practice.  We encourage our students to think of themselves as leaders and work to support and empower our future female leaders both in our school community and regionally. By combining personal and professional development with an innovative curriculum and regional events, Wakefield Girls’ serves as a resource to parents, students and educators.

Lots of Opportunities ...

During their school life at Wakefield Girls’,  students have many opportunities to develop important, sought after skills and abilities by taking on leadership roles. This starts at an early age in Juniors and continues throughout Sixth Form.  We hope that your child will apply for those positions of interest so they benefit from the experience of different roles. 

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...from Year 3 to 13

  • Form Sergeants
  • Digital Champions
  • Games Captain
  • Charity Reps
  • Eco Committee Reps
  • Diversity & Inclusion Reps
  • Librarians
  • Food Committee Reps
  • Sports Team Captain
  • Student Councillor
  • Student Mentor
  • Student Ambassador
  • Academic Subject Student Leader
  • Non-Academic Subject Student Leader
  • Samaritans-trained Peer Mentor
  • Buddy
  • Prefect
  • House Leader
  • Head Girl / Deputy Head Girl
  • Senior Prefect
  • School Ambassador
  • Student Union Officer (NUS-certified)

Preparing For Leadership  

Coaching training is provided for students to help them support each other effectively, whether as form sergeants, peer mentors or prefects.

We happily empower and support.  Education here features our successful, highest achieving alumnae who are ready to share their diverse professional experiences and support as role models. They make up our powHER Panel – another dimension of school life to help our students become who and what they want to be.


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Senior Prefect Team

Perhaps the most highly sought after leadership roles lie within our Senior Prefect Team.  Members of this team are democratically elected and as a result of experiencing many of our leadership opportunities throughout their school life, display and further develop top professional skills prized in the world of work: communication, engagement, problem solving, teamwork and leadership.

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