Following a rigorous application process, eight new Senior Prefects have been appointed for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Applicants had to write a letter explaining why they would like to apply for a Senior Prefect role, then have interviews with Mr Hindle, Head of Sixth Form, Mr Vyse, Deputy Head (Attendance, Behaviour and Safeguarding) and a further interview with Mrs Gammon, Executive Head.

We are delighted to announce the selected Senior Prefects are:

  • Head Boy – Mohammad Awan
  • Head Girl – Yusra Ahmed
  • Deputy Head Boy: Oliver Jenkins
  • Deputy Head Girl: Maria Mathew
  • Senior Pastoral Leaders: Mehek Hussain, Gretal Thirde, Javaris Maharaj, Zeeshan Yousaf


Mrs Gammon made the final decision following an impressive number of applications from Year 13 students. She explained: “Every year we have a number of students who enter their final year of A level study wishing to add to their experience here and apply for Senior Prefect roles. I was extremely impressed with the standard of this year’s applications, and it was a difficult task to select our final eight successful applicants.”

“I have every faith that these students will set a fantastic example to pupils and students across our school, I know they will make a difference to the school community with their selected projects.”

Head Boy, Mohammed Awan said “My aim is to improve the school in a way that makes everyone’s voice heard and to encourage people to develop as individuals. I intend to act as a role model for others and work with staff to provide meaningful change.”

Head Girl, Yusra Ahmed said “I want to utilise this opportunity to create a positive impact on the school by representing the views of the student and serving as an example for my fellow pupils. I’m eager to contribute my ideas and abilities in the hopes of creating an environment where students feel comfortable and confident approaching our sixth form prefects.”

Whilst Senior Prefects Gretel and Zeehsan explained:

“Being chosen to be a Senior Prefect for QEGS is such an honour as I am representing a school that has over 500 years of history and has such strong aims and ethos. Our school motto is ‘Disce Prodesse’, which when translated means learn to be of service, so as a Senior Prefect, I want to do just that, helping out with the younger years and staff to complete any tasks that they need doing. As well as being a role model to the younger years and being someone who they can talk to.” – Gretel Thirde

“I am honoured to have been selected to be a Senior Prefect at QEGS. It is a fantastic opportunity and I hope that I will be able to do an outstanding job during the time that I spend in this role. I have no doubt that the whole Senior Prefect Team will do a great job and we will work together to have as much of a positive impact as possible. It is our job to be the right role models for younger pupils and students at the school and improve their time at QEGS. We need to make them feel comfortable and know that they are not alone if they have any problems.” – Zeehsan Yousaf

From all the staff at QEGS Blackburn, congratulations to Mohammad, Yusra, Oliver, Maria, Mehek, Gretal, Javaris and Zeeshan.