The School Council is an elected body made up of children from each year group (except Nursery). The council discusses everyday issues, suggestions from classmates and ideas regarding life at OVS. The School supports Foundation Derbyshire and has a fund in perpetuity for making local grants. The School Council helps to decide which deserving charities are allocated our annual grant.
The children on the School Council with the assistance of the Deputy Head, canvas opinion from the children in their year group and submit requests to the Headmaster. For example, the children wanted a giant chess set for the grounds. A disco was arranged and this was purchased using the profits raised. The School Council can also take part in the interview process during staff recruitment.