Our New Junior Leadership Team
The outcome of the Euro vote wasn’t the only eagerly awaited result at Northfield over the past week. The school was appointing its Junior Leadership Team for 2016-17.
Students had to apply by letter, make a promotional video and then face a rigorous interview with senior members of staff. ‘This year, the quality of the applicants is the highest we’ve ever had’ said Headteacher, Craig Walker. ‘We had 29 applications, that’s over 10% of the students in the year group. I have no doubt that every one of the students who made the final shortlist would have made excellent Head Boys and Girls. I am delighted that Northfield has so many students of such a high calibre. I can say that the interview panel had a very difficult task in selecting the students.'
The successful students were: Head Boy: Jacob Moat, Head Girl: Abbie Chorlton-Wilson, Deputy Head Boy: Joshua Ramsdale, Deputy Head Girl: Alice Miller and Head Prefect: Lucy Harrison.
Northfield’s Popularity Continues
The first duty of the JLT is to address the parents and students who will be joining the school in September. Once again applications from Y6 parents greatly exceed the number of places available at the school.
This year the school received 427 applications for its 270 places. To try to reduce disappointment the school’s governors have agreed to accept an additional 30 students this year. Already there is a waiting list of over 50 students for this year group.