Student Parliament visits
Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only.
These lively debates encourage active student participation while following rules and conventions of debate used in either the House of Commons or House of Lords.
In the grand setting of a parliamentary committee room:
- Four schools participate in every debate (16 students from each school)
- Visits last approximately three hours (from 10:30 to 13:30) with time for a short refreshment break
- Each debate is year-group specific so content can be focused appropriately
Please note students are required to research their debate topic and write and practise their speeches in advance of their visit.
Upon request your Student Parliament can be combined with a visit to a public gallery to watch a Commons or Lords debate, if available.
House of Lords debate - sample timetable (PDF 31 KB)
House of Commons debate - sample timetable (PDF 25 KB)
Dates for 2014
Our Student Parliaments were held in the summer term 2014
Dates for 2015
New dates will be announced here some time in the spring term
How to book
Places will be offered through a random ballot of all applicants. Applicants from organisations that have not benefitted from a place on other Education Service programmes in the last three years will be considered first.
Map of the Parliamentary estate
Student Parliament FAQs