Senior Prefect Head of House

Saint Oswald

Hi, my name is Lydia, and I am in Year 11 at All Saints Academy. I am the Head Prefect for St Oswald house. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, my favourite book being ‘Little Woman’ by Louisa May Alcott, and I love to cook as well. 


My time at All Saints has been significant, in a very positive way, I’ve grown so much, both academically and personally. The remarkable support and encouragement I’ve received has pushed me to get to where I am today. The strong sense of community that is the backbone of All Saints, has provided the safe platform for me to excel and develop. There are so many opportunities for students to discover their strengths and develop their skills, whether it’s through extra-curricular activities, for example in sport or media, or more subject based roles, such as becoming a mentor or a leader. Although I have participated in most of these over the last four years, I found the roles of Science and Maths Mentor the most fulfilling, as it has enabled me to gain confidence in my leadership and collaboration skills. 


Being someone who would never put myself forward in lessons, I never thought I’d have the confidence to become a prefect and participate in all that it entails. The teachers, the ethos and everything that All Saints represents gave me the push I needed to go for it and I’m so grateful for that.


Science has always been an interest of mine, particularly biology, as it has helped me focus on the career path I would like to take, in healthcare. Not only does All Saints offer valuable and interactive lessons to help you gain the necessary knowledge for your future, it also has a range of other schemes to further support your decisions, such as careers advice across various professions, providing an incredible support for students as they move through life. 


Oswald house values are so important to everyone at All Saints. We all aim to be honest with ourselves and have good morals, which are seen within the academy life. We also learn how to have the courage and strength to do the right thing, to encourage positive changes.


My vision for Oswald is for all years to start living out these values, not to be afraid to step in when we see something wrong, to have the courage and belief in ourselves so others will follow.