House System

Our 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.

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.

Melior Community Academy has 3 houses – Appleby, Normanby and Redbourne

The Houses

The Iron and Steel Industry in Scunthorpe was established in the mid 19th century, following the discovery and exploitation of middle Lias ironstone east of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

From the early 1910s to the 1930s the industry consolidated, with three main ownership concerns formed – the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company, the Redbourn Iron Works and  Normanby works. In 1967 all three works became part of the nationalised British Steel Corporation (BSC).  These are the roots of the three houses.

The rise of the Scunthorpe iron industry began with the discovery, or the rediscovery of the early Romano-British workings, of the Frodingham ironstone ore field in 1858-9.

Although various landed families in the area helped to nurture the infant industry, it was the Winn family of Appleby (and Nostell Priory near Wakfield) and especially Rowland Winn, who was the most active in establishing ironmaking at Scunthorpe.

The Winn family emblem is the spread eagle, which is why the house emblem of Appleby is an Eagle and it can be seen throughout Nostell Priory the Winn family home. Nostell Priory