The Durban High School Prefect system dates back to the first few years of the school, over 150 years ago. Prefects fulfil a variety of roles both at the school and in Blackmore House. They are not only role-models for the rest of the learner body, they provide leadership to the boys, they help maintain the ethos and traditions of Durban High School as well as helping to maintain discipline in a large school in which members of staff cannot be everywhere at once. In essence the Prefect body are “Big Brothers” who guide and serve the greater Durban High School family.