Unlike school councillors and House Captains who are all elected, the prefects are chosen from amongst the year six pupils by the headmaster, deputy heads, assistant heads and class teachers. 

Prefects are role models for the school and assist in its the day-to-day running.  Pupils can write to the head of year at any time to be considered as a prefect but the decision is in the hands of the senior leadership team.  There is no maximum number of prefects that the senior leadership team may choose and pupils can become prefects at any time of the year.