Prefects are active in leadership in all aspects of school life – they lead the competitive Houses, organise the School Council and are the driving force for charity fundraising in the school. Generations of prefects uphold the traditions of the school during St Kate’s Day and epitomise all that it is to be a Helkat. The Prefect team are elected by their peers and teachers and then selected from that list by interview with the Senior Management Team. They in turn elect the Head Girl and Deputies.

Mrs Elizabeth Bedford, Director of Students

Explore the videos below to see what our prefects get up to.


School Council

Student perspective by the Communications Prefects

Facts and figures



The first Head Girl was Brenda Longbotham in 1938

Blazers are handed down from generation to generation of prefects

different leadership and management roles within the prefect body

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