Horsforth Children’s Services

Help to make a brighter future

School Councils

All of our Horsforth Schools have School Councils. They offer an opportunity for our children and young people within Horsforth to make a difference to where we live and go to school. Once a year, representatives from each of the individual councils come together at a citywide event to share good ideas, learn from each other and talk with our local councillors.

Why do we need school councils?

  • To influence on a local area/​community
  • Increasing school level participation.
  • Tackle issues that are identified as a problem, work together and make a difference.
  • Consult with the Area Committee and activity providers to provide positive activities are on offer within Horsforth.
  • Share resources with other community groups and common issues.

Parent Forum

Horsforth Cluster Parent’s Forum is an opportunity for parents to get together to share information, ideas and to offer support and advice to one other.

We aim to empower parents to seek out funding for community development in the cluster, be proactive in developing and advertising a range of different courses for the community and create a group which supports each other and the community as a whole.

The Parent’s Forum can be a valuable resource for you and can help you make a positive difference in the lives of others in your community.

Come and join us, we look forward to hearing from you!


Where? Brownlee Stone Centre, Town Street, LS18 5BL

Contact: Lucy Gaunt and Amy Shaffrey 0113 336 7724


Listening to parents is key to planning and delivering effective services and policies for families and children.

We recognise that Parents are the experts on their family’s needs and wishes and can offer a grounded understanding of how best services can support families.

That’s why we need your help……

Want to share an idea or have something to say do not hesitate to get in touch.