Who are we?

The Smart School Councils Community is a charity that aims to help all young people to play an active, conscious, democratic role in their communities.

We work with schools to provide the opportunities and learning to enable this by helping them to set up smart school councils.

What is a smart school council?

Smart school councils involve every child and adult in the school.

They give each of them training and opportunity to effect change in a democratic way on issues that matter to them.

In so doing they use the and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of everyone in the school, not just a select few.

Our sponsors

Young Foundation
Big Lottery Fund
EY Foundation


Recent news and ideas         Read more …

  1. Exciting opportunities for your school

    We're always on the lookout for new ways to get a wider range of pupils involved in exciting activities in their school. These are a few of the organisations and projects we've come across recently.
  2. Smart School Council Posters

    The graphics department at Oxclose Academy, one of the schools that is using the Smart School Council model, have created these great posters....
  3. DfE Character Awards

    The Department for Education has just launched its 2016 Character Awards. We’re sure many schools use their school councils to great effect to...