Speaker's School Council Award

The Speaker’s School Council Awards is a national awards scheme designed to celebrate the achievements of school councils, particularly where they have made a difference to a school, a local community or the environment.

Run by Parliament’s Education Service on behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP.  

Now in its eight year, the awards invite all schools in the UK to nominate their most successful school council project which they feel has made a positive impact to their school or local community.

We receive hundreds of entries each year, all demonstrating the inspiring work school councils are doing to make a difference in their school and within their community. You can submit your entries to the 2016 competition from Monday 22nd February until Monday 16th May 2016.

The competition is open to all schools and colleges across the UK and winning projects will be chosen in 4 age categories: 4-7, 8-11, 12- 16 and 17-19. Winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in the Speaker’s apartments where they will presented their trophy by the Speaker. 

Further information

Visit the competition website for more information including tips to support schools councils starting their projects, inspiration from previous winners and how to enter.


If you would like more information about the awards, please contact the Speaker’s School Council Awards team at [email protected] or on 020 7219 6260.

Education Service

Parliament’s Education Service works with schools and Members of both Houses of Parliament to support young people in developing their understanding of Parliament and democracy. Its services are free and have been designed to support the political literacy and citizenship education requirements of the national curricula in the United Kingdom.

Related information

Topics: Speaker

Recent parliamentary material on the Speaker of the House of Commons. This includes briefing papers produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Find out more about the first Speaker's School Council Award in 2010.

Find out more about the fifth Speaker's School Council Award 2014.