Students are able to become involved in the academy’s very active Student Council. Two students from each form group are elected to act as representatives on the Student Council, which meets each half term to discuss all aspects of academy life.

Students become actively involved in whole-school fundraising and, as a result, significant sums of money have been raised for local and national charities in recent years.

Year 11 students are given the opportunity to become Prefects and Senior Prefects, which provides them with a chance to demonstrate leadership and responsibility. Prefects can graduate to become a Senior Prefect. Hodgson also has a thriving “House Student Leadership Team” where each house has captains and sports leaders.