Lower sixth student George O’Brien, 16, was recently selected for the role 32 years after the college appointed its last head boy in 1983.
George, who studies history, geography, English literature and British government and politics, is also a house captain – representing the college’s Brunner House.
George said: “I’ve really enjoyed the role so far and being head boy is a great opportunity to really get involved and make a positive difference to college life.”
The college has also appointed head girl Charlotte Thorburn and deputy head boy and head girl Sam Derbyshire and Georgina Platt as well as five senior house captains, representing the original college houses, Brunner, School, Wilbraham and Deane as well as a new fifth house, Witton.
“The re-introduction of the college’s head roles were part of a conscious effort to reconnect with the college’s history and tradition, along with the newly-formed house system which dates back to the college’s grammar school days,” said Kerry Kirkwood, principal at Sir John Deane’s College.
So far, George’s new role has seen him get involved in a number of charity events organised by the college, raising money for the Head Injured People in Cheshire (HIP) Charity and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Other duties include representing the college at events, acting as an ambassador for the college, helping fellow students during the college day and organising house competitions.
Kerry added: “Both George and Charlotte have both really settled into their roles and have taken on a great sense of leadership and involvement as well as proving to be excellent ambassadors for the college.”