30/03/2011 07:25 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Boys Given The Boot As Headteacher Appoints Two Head Girls

The Headteacher for Acle High School in Great Yarmouth has had to award two girls as head girl, as the boys are not up to scratch. The two deputy positions have also been filled by girls.

Alix Williamson and Melissa Willrich have been awarded the positions, with Maya Busby and Gabriella George taking up the deputy posts.

The selection process for the 785-pupil school took place with 56 pupils asked to apply for the role. Pupils have to submit an application and be interviewed by the head and two other teachers. Of the selection, ten girls and two boys were selected to become senior prefects. Headteacher Tim Phillips felt the strongest candidates by a long way for the head prefect roles were the girls.

He went on to say "It is important to have senior prefects showing the right qualities of leadership, teamwork and organisation because they are not token appointments"
The decision has not been a popular one, with one parent pointing out that "The boys make up half the school so it is only fair to have a head boy and a head girl"

Others worry that it will lower the confidence of some of the boys, which could lead to them under-achieving.

Head girl Melissa defends the decision "I do have some sympathy for the boys but at the end of the day the best people got it"

What do you think of the Headteacher's decision?

Source: Daily Mail