All children are given the opportunity to have a say in a wide range of decisions both in their own classes and across wider school life. For example, each class has their own election for the Academy Council and children use a voting system to decide on their golden time activity each week. Children also participate in whole school decisions, for example deciding on new playground equipment, changes to the delivery of homework and the behaviour policy through pupil questionnaires.
At the beginning of each academic year, the children vote to select the Head Boy and Head Girl and House Captains. These children, along with the Academy Ambassadors, Prefects and members of the Academy Council form the Pupil Leadership Team. This team meet with the Principals and are the means through which the Senior Leadership Team involve the children in decision making in school.
Children are also taught about democracy in their PSHE lessons and through events such as Local Democracy week and visits into school by the Lord Mayor. There is also the opportunity for a group of children to visit Parliament each year.