House System

The purpose of our House system is to further promote community, partnership and participation in school. The House system aims to do this by:

  • Developing the school’s sense of community by developing relationships between students in different year groups.
  • Providing students with a range of leadership opportunities.
  • Provides a chance for the entire student body to be involved in a range of sporting, non-sporting  and cultural activities. 

Every member of the Academy is involved with the House System: students and staff 

Every student in the Academy contributes towards their House total point score through a wide range of activities that take place during the year. These can be part of the day-to-day curriculum, special event days or extracurricular activities.

Inter-House competitions form an important element of Academy life, with students competing in many areas. Events this year have included; whether they score the highest in the Accelerated Reader programme, extra curricular enrichment, 5-a-side Football, Bake off, Quiz, Sports, Sports Day as well as the Melior's Got Talent competition! Alongside our class charts reward programme.

Our Sports Day Event in July also contribute to the House competition.

All the points lead to a final presentation at the end of the year when the winning house is announced.

Melior Community Academy has 3 houses - Appleby, Normanby and Redbourn.

A student belongs to the same household for the duration of their time at the Academy, enabling them to build a strong House identity and to be provided with academic and pastoral support from those that know them best: their tutors, Learning Manager, learning sets and Heads of House.

Each House is led by a Head of House, this is a staff member who leads and support students to 'have a voice' and is the backbone to our student leadership team. In turn every form has a Form Captain and Vice Captain.