Student Life


Grade 12 Students have the opportunity to apply to be a VES School Prefect. During this process a Head Student and Assistant Head Student will be appointed. Students will apply for one of the prefect portfolios and will require references from teachers as part of the application process.

Prefect Portfolios:

  • Student Welfare & School Spirit
  • Houses
  • Global Citizenship & Service
  • Student Leadership
  • Arts
  • Sport


All students and teachers will be allocated to one of four houses – London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff. The house shield will be awarded to the House that has the most points from a combination of the Athletics Carnival, Battle of the Bands, and other house activities as well as the VES Merit ​Points.

House Captains are elected from Grades 10 & 11 and work closely with the Staff House Coordinator and House Prefects. Captains are responsible for promoting house spirit, designating a house charity and ensuring maximum participation in all events by all students. They also encourage students to attain ​merit​ points that contribute towards the house shield.


VES Endeavour Achievement Award

This award recognises those students whose grades have improved in three or more subjects at the end of the academic year. It also recognizes those students whose grades improve significantly on the VES Student Academic Tracking System.

VES Academic Honor Roll

All Secondary students are strongly encouraged to strive to achieve the Secondary High Honour Roll and Honour Roll. This recognition is awarded at the end of each term