Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

School Council

What is our School Council?

Each year, two students from each class are elected by their peers to represent their, to help improve the school and to promote participation in a range of school, community and national events. Our school council is for everybody and we aim to develop and promote pupil voice and service to others.



Sit Ups for Cancer Research

The School Council listens to the ideas of our children. Four boys, Zach, Seb, Fred and Lucas brought their fundraising ideas to the School Council. They suggested raising money for Cancer Research through a sit up challenge. The boys did a fantastic job, not just raising money but also raising awareness of the Cancer Research charity.

Bedale Litter Pick

On the 3rd Sunday of every month, a growing group of pupils and parents gather to pick up litter around the town. Rain or shine, we have helped to tidy up the park, the High Street, the beck and further afield. It is so good when local people thank us for helping to keep Bedale beautiful.

What an amazing morning children and families from Bedale Primary School had. We are proud to be a part of Bedale Litter Busters and a large number of our children woke early to take part in a ‘town tidy.’ As ever, we help with litter picking but also planting flowers, weeding, cleaning signs and helping to create a plant swap in what used to be the old phone box.

And in recognition of the hard work and commitment of our children,  Bedale councillors presented our children with commemorative plaques.

Please come and join us, we meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 9am, outside House and Home. As Katie in Year 4 said, ‘It’s great fun. Can I come back next month?’

Children in Need


Each year we raise money in school for Children In Need by dressing up and taking part in lots of fun activities. In November, we all dressed up in either Spots or Yellow. The costumes were fantastic and we are so proud of everyone's efforts; including filling the drawn-out Pudsey Bears on the playground with spare change! which enabled us to raise a wonderful amount of over £425.64.




MUGA Grand Opening

Our heads of school and our School Council welcomed some very important visitors to the opening of our MUGA.

The day began with a visit from Rishi Sunak, who at that time was our member of Parliament and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He had a meeting with the school councillors and he was grilled by the children! Questions included, what is the hardest part of your job? Why did you choose to go into politics and what would you be if not a politician. His answer? He’s always wanted to be an X-wing pilot in the Star Wars films! Who knew?

We were then joined by Josh Coburn, an ex-pupil who is now playing football for Middleborough F.C.

What an incredible day!