The Senate allows students to have a say on how their Sixth Form is run, as well as the events that take place there and the external work that the College partakes in.
The Senate, a body of around thirty volunteers, is divided into three committees: Charities; Social; and Welfare & Learning. With each committee focused on a certain area of the College, students are guaranteed to be represented. The Charities Committee focuses on the relationship between the Sixth Form and the charities that help so many people around the world. They aim to raise money for good causes, while engaging students at the same time. The Social Committee is responsible for organising events at the College throughout the year and ensure that students enjoy College life beyond the learning. Finally, the Welfare & Learning Committee focuses on the wellbeing of students and understanding how the individual feels about aspects of sixth form life, as well as finding ways to improve the experience of KS5 education. The Senate consists of many hard-wording, dedicated people who are tireless in ensuring that students at Dereham Sixth Form College are happy and content and are led by a student-elected President and Vice-President.