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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.


4 weeks ago

Stromness Academy

On Monday 21st June, pupils took part in their first Sports day since 2019, with great success! Pupils in every year group took part in athletics, rounders, football, hockey, fun events, netball, badminton, dodgeball and volleyball. It was great to see such healthy competition with pupils trying their best to win for their house and displaying excellent sporting conduct at the same time. In S2, R house ran out the winners with a particularly strong showing in the Athletics. In S3, M ran out the victors with particularly strong results in Badminton and Football. In S4, R won with strong results in Athletics and Fun Events. In S5/6, T took the victory after a slightly stronger showing in Athletics than other houses. Overall, R took home the Phil Mackay trophy with a winning total of 763 points, M were in 2nd place with 710 points and T in 3rd with 694 points. Well done to R!Finally, a special mention to Max Linklater who broke the S3 high jump record with a height of 1.56m.

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