THE King’s School has a new head boy.
Luke Howarth, 17, of Littleton has been made head of school assisted by deputies Miranda Harle, of Bunbury, and Arthur Jebb, of Wrexham, both also 17.
Thirty other sixth formers have been selected for head of school prefect team, the largest number of students elected since a new democratic prefect system was put into place.
The selection process for the head of school team is rigorous and includes a personal statement, a hustings debate, a panel interview with the headmaster and head of sixth form Toby Hughes and voting from teaching staff and lower sixth form students.
The team’s responsibilities during their term of office include visitor tours, meeting and greeting at events, library duties, assemblies, a sixth form film production and an alternative prospectus. A further 70 students have been elected to other prefect responsibilities to enable almost all the year group to gain leadership experience and help develop the school community.