Prefects assist in the daily running of school life at Bishop’s, from
setting up assemblies to organising large scale events such as Founder’s Day and Prize Giving. This opportunity is open to any student, even if they only joined the school at the beginning of Year 12
There are a wide range of roles available, from specific subject prefects, to other roles such as Chapel Prefects, who assist in setting up chapel assemblies, and Library Prefects, who help to run the library. There are also senior prefects. This section includes the ‘Top 4’, roles that have extra responsibilities and regular meetings with the Head. These are currently the Head Boy (Jakob Kneale), the Deputy Head Boys (Joseph Essigman and Jack Mackenzie) and the Cathedral Prefect (Marcus Kimberley).
Furthermore, there is a head of each house, five canteen prefects, the Wordsworth Editor, the Chair of the Charity Committee and the Head of the Sixth Form Council.
A prefect’s aim is to make Bishop’s a better place for all those involved. Furthermore, being a prefect can develop skills for use in later life, not to mention UCAS applications. There are a vast range of roles available - so there is one to suit anybody that wishes to help both the school and themselves.