Senior Student Applications

Senior Students at Chipping Sodbury School

Here at Chipping Sodbury School our Senior Students work tirelessly to support the school.  Our Senior Students get actively involved in a wide range of exciting projects which enable them to demonstrate their leadership skills.  These projects range from a homework club, guides at open evenings, games clubs, charity work, a whole school photo shoot for our prospectus and lunch duties.

The school is incredibly proud of the work that our Senior Students do and the values they demonstrate every day.  They work hard and as such can be seen wearing the special 'senior student tie'. 

Becoming part of this special team is a challenging process because the school wants to ensure it is choosing pupils who are committed to our school.  So if you feel you have what it takes to become a Senior Student please do fill in the attached form and put yourself forward to join this leadership team!

Chipping Sodbury School Senior Student Application Process for 2019-20 onwards: 

Click here for Senior Student application form

General Information

  • You will need to fill in this form and then pass a paper copy to your Head of House by 9am on 3rd June, 2019.
  • These forms will then be collated and a shortlist drawn up.
  • Following successful shortlisting you will be selected to attend an interview with your respective Head of House or Senior Team Lead between 3rd and 14th June.
  • Successful applicants will be informed once the interview process has taken place, and in the week beginning 17th June.

Leadership Potential

To qualify to apply to become a Senior Student, you will either:

  • have demonstrated strong leadership potential and the willingness to take responsibility.
  • believe that you have this potential to be a leader and show a willingness to take responsibility.

Consistently Positive

You will also have demonstrated a consistently positive approach to the school and learning, this means:

  • Reliability – good attendance and punctuality.
  • Presentation - wearing full school uniform neatly and correctly. Also, adherence to school expectations relating to jewellery and make up!
  • Good conduct - no recent behaviour issues at any time during the school day, and consistently positive and co-operative conduct in all lessons.
  • Respect - positively acknowledging the authority of the school at all levels.
  • Organisation – homework and class and project work being completed within the set timescales.
  • Ambition/Aspiration – the majority of effort/application grades in your progress reports are good or outstanding.


In addition to the above, you will be committed to:

  • Looking at your emails to attend designated Senior Student meetings.
  • Attending one after school meeting per half term.
  • Supporting the school during and beyond the normal school hours.*
  • Presenting in at least one assembly during each term linked to the school values.
  • Participating in initiatives agreed by the Head of Senior Students.
  • Helping support Literacy/Numeracy initiatives during tutor times.
  • Running intervention groups as agreed by the Head of Senior Students.
  • Supporting/helping to organise charity days and charity events.
  • Running/supervising break time or lunch time events as agreed.


As a Senior Student you will always:

  • Uphold the school’s code of conduct and broader expectations.
  • Carry out the duties required of you (preferential treatments to friends and family members will not be allowed).
  • Actively support and promote Chipping Sodbury School vision and values.
  • Correctly wear full school uniform.
  • Maintain good attendance and be on time for school and lessons.


*Senior Student representations are required for Open Evening (12th September, 2019), Presentation Day, Parents/Carers Consultation Evenings (2), school productions, and some governors’ meetings.