Schools Parliament

Join Liverpool School’s Parliament

School’s Parliament gives an opportunity for the young people of Liverpool to have a voice on matters of concern and to be heard by the people who have influence in the running of the city of Liverpool. The parliament also provides an opportunity for children to participate in a range of exciting events and activities and empowers pupils to make a real difference within their community.

The Upper House represents those young people aged 11-19.
The Lower House represents those young people aged 7-11.
Liverpool Schools’ Parliament is an official committee of Liverpool City Council, and all decisions made by the Parliament are passed on to Liverpool City Council. The Parliament has been involved in consultations with agencies including the PCT, Merseyside Police and Merseytravel.   

Useful Documents:
Members of the school parliament also regularly update their Facebook page.

Joining School Parliament positively impacts upon schools and benefits individual students. 

We offer:
  • Training for School/Student Council, developing opportunities for debate, discussion and decision making
  • Tailored twilight sessions or half day sessions to staff and students involved with student voice
  • Programmes enabling pupils to participate in decision making and to develop citizenship programmes
  • Initial training for Members of the Liverpool Schools Parliament (MSPs) during INSET Days held at the Town Hall
  • Training and support for MSPs
  • Support for maintaining effective links between the Parliament and Councillors, officers and a range of partners whose decisions take account of the views of young people
'Liverpool Schools Parliament really helped develop my confidence and encourage me to move my life in a certain direction. Through LSP, I had the privilege to speak in both the House of Commons and the European Parliament in Strasbourg, developing my confidence as a public speaker and helping me mature through travelling outside of Liverpool for academic reasons. My grades dramatically improved after joining LSP, I assume because I was around so many motivated individuals that it pushed me to be the best version of myself. Now I’m in the University of Edinburgh studying History and Politics, and I think LSP really helped me get there. – Caitlin Cavanagh MSP Archbishop Blanch 2014-17, MYP Liverpool 2015-17 and Member of Procedures Group representing NW England North 2017-18' – Caitlin achieved A*AB at A-level – as PG for NW she helped organised Annual Sitting of UKYP at Hope University in July 2017 – presently studying History and Politics at Edinburgh University Andrew D North, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton UK LLP
'I became a member of Liverpool Schools’ Parliament in September 2008, since then Liverpool Schools Parliament has opened many doors for me such has becoming The Young Lord Mayor and Young Prime Minister of Liverpool, Travelling Europe to represent the UK in debates, facilitating in Model international meetings, becoming Head Girl in sixth form and for being accepted into the University of Liverpool were I study Law. It is such an excellent initiative that gets young people of all ages involved and interested in their community and the world around them. I cannot emphasise enough how much LSP has changed my life for the better. Even though I have finished school and left LSP the opportunities have still not stopped as I have built connections over time. LSP is a brilliant programme as it is such a huge help for future young leaders to reach their goals and to also prosper, learn and inspire.' - Haneen Awwad MSP North Liverpool Academy 2008-2015


Membership is included for Liverpool Universal schools, all other establishments can access support for £200 + VAT
For further information please contact [email protected].