Many pupils apply for the position of Head Boy or Girl at schools across the UK, to help shape the future for all students.

Not only will you become a role model to other students if you are selected, but you will also gain leadership experience that you can use to help other students progress and Thistley prepare students for successful careers.

Why should you apply for Head Boy or Girl?

Not only does becoming Thistley Hough’s Head Boy or Girl provide plenty of opportunities to support peer progression, but it also brings many other benefits, such as:

What does the role of Head Boy or Head Girl involve?

As Head Boy or Girl, you will confidently co-chair the School Council and represent the student voice. You will also represent your school and student body at any public events, such as parents evening and school open days. Here are some of the main duties you will take on:

Tips for applying

Teachers nominate students who show that they are reliable and confident in becoming a leader and role model for others. The application process involves writing a letter stating the reasons why your school should nominate you as their Head Boy or Head Girl, so here are a few useful tips to take on board:

If you’re thinking of applying for Head Boy or Girl, you should certainly consider the benefits, responsibilities and tips shared above.

For more information on applying for Head Boy or Head Girl at Thistley Hough Academy, simply give us a call on 01782 883 500 or email