Olivia – Senior Lead Prefect

What are you studying?

English Literature, History, Sociology and an EPQ on Philosophy

What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future, I aspire to go to a Russell Group University to study Law and become a Lawyer or Solicitor, specifically in Family Law.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I enjoy taking part in physical activity and run weekly for a mental health charity called Miles for Mind, running a certain number of miles every month to raise money. I also currently have two jobs: On Sundays I work at a small cafe in Wombourne and on Tuesday and Friday evenings after school I work in a local Co-op. I think it is really important to stay busy and build skills everyday through new experiences.

What I contribute to the Senior Prefect Team

As Head prefect, I take part in leading charity events and fundraisers within the school, by organising pupils’ roles and making sure events run smoothly and safely. Also, as a member of the Eco-Club, I hope to proceed to make St Edmund’s Catholic Academy a greener and cleaner institution by leading the schools Green Week, leading assemblies to lower school to highlight the importance of caring for our environment and ameliorate the amount of recycling that takes place within the school.

Christina РSenior Lead Prefect

What are you studying?
Psychology, Mathematics and Law.

What do you hope to do in the future?
In the future, I intend to study Law (with a year abroad) at a Russell Group University, to pursue a career as a solicitor within Human Rights Law.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and I volunteer at a charity based in Wolverhampton which supports struggling families, particularly mothers and their newborn babies. Throughout the week I also work as part of front of house at a catering agency, where I interact with many different people on a daily basis. I prefer to stay in roles that allow me to navigate situations I haven’t been in before as it builds my confidence as well as communication skills.

Best Memory
My best memory has been celebrating Cultural Enrichment 2023 where I participated in a cultural runway with my friends and danced in front of the whole school. It was an incredible experience, especially seeing everyone sharing their culture through food, dance and music.

What I contribute to the Senior Prefect Team

As senior prefect, I hope to maintain and improve sustainability within the school through the thorough evaluation of our Academy, in collaboration with Eco-club, and create awareness on what is necessary for an eco-friendly institution. Within my role I help organise charitable events and celebrate cultural diversity within school (as part of the Ethnic Student Alliance) with the aim to create a caring tolerant environment within our school. Through these events, I establish new bonds with students throughout the school and provide support for anything they may need and uphold the CARE values within school.


Gabio – Lead Prefect

What are you studying?

Applied Science, Sport Studies and History.

What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future I would like to study Cardiac Physiology at Swansea University where I will learn about the function of the heart, the blood and blood vessels. My passion has always been to help people. I would also like to travel the world and visit new places.

What do you do in your spare time?

I have a wide range of interests and hobbies that keep me engaged and fulfilled, such as fitness and being creative. I am passionate about sports, in particular basketball and football, which not only keep me active but also teach me important lessons about teamwork and discipline. I find joy in being creative; crafting and problem-solving, channeling my imagination into building and repairing items. At the weekend I work at Home Bargains in Wolverhampton, effortlessly building relationships with staff and customers alike.  Being kind, hardworking and a team player has been a great benefit for my roles both here and outside of school.

What do you contribute to the Senior Prefect Team?

As Lead Prefect, I take part in motivating and encouraging students to follow the school’s CARE values, particularly the E value. The E stands for being engaged and I aspire to implement it into the minds of our young students, helping them to engage in school events and to try new things.


Tabitha РLead Prefect

What are you studying?

English literature, History and Geography

What do you hope to do in the future?

After sixth form, I hope to go on to study at a Russell Group University, specifically University of Birmingham, where I will specialise in Geology and Physical Geography in the hope that I will become a volcanologist, studying all things hazards around the globe. 

What do you do in your spare time?

When I have a few moments to myself, I love to curl up with a good book. I am a huge fantasy novel fan and have been for years. I am incredibly focused on my studies at the moment and am putting as much time and effort as possible into reaching my full potential. If I am not reading or studying, I am creating something new with my crocheting. I believe it is incredibly important to keep the mind busy and develop creative skills that may aid you in the future. Whilst studies are important, keeping your social life active is too and so on the weekends I tend to organise dates for me and my friend group at cafes or simply walks along the track.

What I contribute to the Senior Prefect Team

As head prefect, I believe that it is important to present an image of confidence and resilience to the lower years, whether that be through readings in assembly or organising fundraising events. It is of the utmost importance to be a strong leader especially when organising events for the school. I am a huge advocate for students’ mental health and so I am in charge of the sixth form’s own library and wellbeing room, where students can go and take a moment for themselves. The biggest contribution that I think all four of us bring is a friendly face. It is always helpful to have someone familiar in school, and I believe that we all provide that. We are constantly interacting and building camaraderie in the lower years, to help create a united and happy school community.