School Prefects are elected by the Ryedale School staff at the end of Year 10, using selection criteria relating to students’ conduct, attitude to learning and relationships with staff and their peers.
Approximately 20 students are selected in the first instance, however other students do have the opportunity to become a Prefect over the course of Year 11 if they continually demonstrate the desired attributes.
The role of Prefect is an extremely important leadership position within Ryedale School and comes with considerable responsibility. Prefects complete daily duties both in school and on the bus. They are visible to younger students via their red Prefect hoodies and have been trained in responding to incidents and in supporting students who may have a concern.
Our Prefects are fully involved in the wider life of the school and assist us at key points through the year with a range of school and community events. They are involved in speaking at the Primary Presentation Evenings and Open Evening, in addition to performing various roles at Parents’ Evenings.