There are many opportunities at Walton to get involved in student leadership activities.

Principal students

Our principal students and deputies go through a rigorous application process, including interviews with the leadership team followed by video presentations to the entire school. This year, Walton elected new principal, deputy principal and assistant principals.

Student Leadership Rationale 2021-2022

School Council

Each form has a leader who represents the form in our Student Council, led by our Principal Student. The Student Council is a vital part of academy leadership and acts as a forum for change.

Subject ambassadors

Ambassadors represent faculty areas in every year group. Students can apply for these positions of responsibility and act as ambassadors for individual subjects within our academy.

Walton ambassadors (years 9-11)

A selection of the most prestigious students in the academy who openly and honestly represent on several academy events, including open evenings and Transition Week. They will play an integral part in the running of our academy and assist in the co-ordination to charity events.

Kindness ambassadors

These students apply to support students within their own year group. They support students settle into life at the academy and are a friendly point of contact during unstructured time.

LGBTQ+ ambassadors

These students are here to support any members of the community and are a good source of information. They are also a supportive and sensitive ear if you just need someone to talk to. Our LGBTQ+ community has been responsible in the past for raising awareness of issues, delivering informative and celebratory assemblies and charity events. This year things are a little different but we will still be working on raising the profile of LGBTQ+ issues, working to make everyone feel safe and supported and celebrating key cultural events.

Eco Team

These students work with our site manager to work towards the Eco Schools Award. They aim to make Walton Academy as sustainable as possible.


Student librarians work as part of a professional team to contribute to the effective provision of the Learning Resources Centre’s services. They undertake a wide range of administrative tasks, help library users to find information and resources, and promote reading by supporting the LRC’s activities and events.

The Student Librarian role is one of real responsibility in which students work towards gaining transferable skills, suitable for inclusion on a CV. Vacancies rarely arise, and are advertised to the whole academy community when they do. To ensure that would-be librarians understand the role for which they are applying and the level of commitment that will be expected of them, applicants undergo a comprehensive selection process.

Sports ambassadors

Walton’s sports ambassadors assist at various events both within the academy and throughout the wider county. As well as helping with the set up and running of school-level sports events, they aim to inspire other students to get active, participate and volunteer.

Post 16 leadership

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Getting involved

Talk to your heads of year or form tutors, for details about how you can apply for, or get involved in, any of the above leadership opportunities.