Following a rigorous application process, eight new Senior Prefects have been appointed for the 2024/2025 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 – Jibreel Hussain
  • Head Girl – Alina Abbas

  • Deputy Head Boy: Rayhan Motara
  • Deputy Head Girl: Haajar Ahmed

  • Senior Pastoral Leaders: Dami Adeniji, Isaac Blackburn, Haleemah Chishti and Iqra Saeed

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, Jibreel Hussain said “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be Head Boy of QEGS and hope I can positively influence my peers throughout my time here. Having been here for so long and truly understanding what it means to be a QEGS student, I am sure that I can demonstrate the true values of the school and actively pursue the motto, ‘Disce Prodesse’, Learn to be of service.”

Head Girl, Alina Abbas said “I am deeply grateful for the incredible opportunity to make a positive difference at QEGS. Having been part of this school community for six years, my love for QEGS has only grown stronger. It is my sincere hope to extend this sense of belonging and appreciation to younger pupils, fostering meaningful connections between all students and ensuring unwavering support for each individual within our community.”

Whilst Senior Prefects Dami Adeniji and Haleemah Chishti explained:

“It is an honour to become a part of the Senior Prefect Team here at QEGS and I hope that I will be able to be a great role model and have an impact on the younger students and pupils. I believe that we will bring a positive schooling experience and help students strive and achieve the best possible results they can in the upcoming year as Senior Prefects.” –Dami Adeniji

“I am honoured to have been selected to be a Senior Prefect at QEGS. I am confident in the ability of the Senior Prefect Team to work together in order to be the embodiment of our fellow pupils and to ensure that their voices are heard. This fantastic opportunity will allow us, as a team, to support the younger pupils and assist staff in order to cultivate a positive environment within our school community. As senior prefects, we will act as an intermediary between the teachers and students to ensure that they know they are not alone. In doing this, we can effectively communicate with the younger students and ensure that they are comfortable in approaching the Sixth Form Prefects.” – Haleemah Chishti

From all the staff at QEGS Blackburn, congratulations to Jibreel, Alina, Rayhan, Haajar, Dami, Isaac, Haleemah and Iqra.