Updated: Fri 12 Oct 2012
At The John Lyon School, Prefects from the Upper Sixth play an essential role in the daily life of the School. They are led by the Head of School and his Deputy Heads of School, who are responsible for chairing School Council, organising tours of the School and parents’ evenings, monitoring Prefect duties and supporting and guiding younger boys. As the most senior students in the School, they act as an additional link not only between students and staff, but also between different year groups. Indeed, the Prefect Team, which changes each year, is one of the clearest expressions of the community atmosphere which is one of John Lyon’s most significant features: Charity & Community Prefects help to coordinate the School’s highly successful charity efforts; House Captains organise House events across different year groups; Form Prefects support and encourage younger students, with two Prefects in each Lower School form providing advice and guidance based on their experiences of school life and helping those new to the School to settle in. Each year, many in the Lower Sixth choose to be trained as Peer Mentors to enable them to provide support to individuals in the junior forms. For Prefects themselves, their positions are a valuable and rewarding way to spend their final year at John Lyon giving back to the school and inspiring those in lower years.