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Pupil Voice

We value the contribution made by pupils to the day-to-day running of the school and encourage pupils to put forward ideas and take ownership of initiatives within school.

Pupil Councils

The principal mechanism for airing of pupils’ views is through the Pupil Councils; these generally meet as S1-3 and S4-6, but may occasionally meet together. Each registration class elects 2 pupils to represent them at the council, and these representatives gather issues to be raised and consults their class on agenda items put forward by pupils or staff. Minutes of meetings are posted in the school foyer and pupils updated by their representatives during registration time and in assemblies. Copies of minutes can be downloaded below.

S1-S3 Minutes


S4-S6 Minutes



We have a team of prefects within S6 who are selected for their roles in a process involving formal applications, interviews and staff and pupil voting. They take on responsibility for specific areas within the school alongside general duties at break/lunchtimes, and represent the school at public events. Each prefect runs a committee who help them with their activities, and has a staff mentor for support in fulfilling this role. The prefects also meet regularly with the School’s Senior Management Team to discuss aspects of the running of the school.

The list of current prefects can be found here.


As key stakeholders, pupils are involved in the recruitment of senior staff to the school, taking part in panel interviews and contributing their views to the evaluation of candidates alongside those of school staff, Education Department staff, Orkney Islands Councillors and parent representatives.

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Stromness Academy

Our S1-3’s have been competing in PE in an Interhouse Out of House challenge! They have been working really hard at staying active and challenging themselves to either run, walk, swim or cycle to earn KM’s to contribute to their houses distance. The scores are very close… Watch the Presentation below to find out the current leader board and some shout outs to some outstanding pupils! Make sure you press the ‘play Slideshow from beginning’ button to watch your cars race and press play on the videos to hear Miss Hamilton and Mr Flett explain the update.

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Lockdown Lowdown – An Online Newspaper by S2

Stromness Academy Online Newspaper

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