The King's School selects its prefects (known as Monitors) on an annual basis. Students in Year 11 apply in writing to be a Monitor and attach a resumé to their application. Staff are invited to vote for candidates from the incoming Year 12 cohort and this is followed by a peer vote where the whole Year group selects its best candidates. This information is collated, a short list drawn up and these young men then proceed to an interview phase. At the conclusion of the interviews a recommended list of Monitors is given to the Headmaster for his consideration.
The newly appointed Monitors attend a leadership training day, and after this initial training, they meet regularly with the Deputy Headmaster and the Director of Leadership to discuss issues related to School leadership. The Monitors work in portfolio groups to manage the key elements of school life.
A ‘Captain's Court’ also exists, which is a disciplinary court chaired by the School Captain and two other Monitors, to hear cases of bad student behaviour. The court has the power to issue detentions and recommend other sanctions.