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Melior Community Academy opened on January 1st 2013 and is sponsored by Delta Academies Trust (Delta). Our new academy status represents the beginning of a new era for our students, community and teachers. We are very excited to be a part of Delta and look forward with great optimism to working collaboratively with the trust and all of our new partner academies.
In 2011 we were fortunate enough to move into a brand new state of the art £18M building. It is a stunning, fit for purpose learning environment where we expect every member of our Academy community to ‘Strive to better yourself’. Our specialisms of Business, Enterprise and the Arts are a very strong theme of the academy, and we are delighted to have strong links with local businesses and arts bodies.
Melior Community Academy is a warm, friendly and happy place, our very good attendance rates bear testimony that our youngsters love to come to school.
We have very high aspirations and make no secret of the fact that we intend to be the best. The success, happiness and achievement of our young people are at the forefront of everything we do. To achieve the very best for our students we need the very best teachers and leaders. If you are excited by what you read, if you are ready for a challenge, if you are prepared to give us 100% then the professional rewards and preparation for future career advancement will be second to none. After all, how many people can say that they have been part of a flagship school!
North Lincolnshire is a small and supportive authority, keen to raise achievement in Scunthorpe, the largest town in the Local Authority. Melior Community Academy serves a large section of South West Scunthorpe.
Scunthorpe, an "Industrial Garden Town", has a reputation nationally which locals are at a loss to explain. It is a pleasant town, with excellent road, rail and sea links with the rest of the world. The town enjoys many parks and open spaces and is rich with amenities including the Plowright Theatre, a first class Library and an award-winning local Museum. The Town Centre has undergone major improvements with the introduction of new shopping areas and a Multi-Screen Cinema. Historic Lincoln and York are nearby and motorway access makes visiting Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull or Nottingham a simple journey.
The surrounding countryside is fascinating. The Trent lies to the west and the Humber to the north, enclosing a beautiful flat agricultural landscape created by Dutch engineers in the 18th Century.
North Lincolnshire is not a part of the County of Lincolnshire, but it shares with it one characteristic – low house prices! There is a varied housing stock, from urban terraces in the town to peaceful rural villages only minutes away.
When the pace of life, low traffic density yet proximity to major historical and modern retail centres are taken into account, it is hard to imagine a more pleasant place in which to settle.
Economic Profile of North Lincolnshire
Scunthorpe sits in the heart of the region and in its short history North Lincolnshire Council has secured multi million pound investments. It is these innovative projects which have lead to the regeneration of the area’s industries, education centres and transport network. Thus making North Lincolnshire the competitive region we see today.
North Lincolnshire’s local economy is mainly dominated by manufacturing. In recent years many businesses have relocated to the region benefiting from the areas pro-business atmosphere.
Major investments include:
- £130 million development of first class rail making plant at Scunthorpe Steelworks
- £30 million maintenance programme at Lindsey Oil Refinery
- Planned £140 million project at Conoco Phillips Combined Heat and Power Plant
Modern industry is very successful in North Lincolnshire. The region has five power stations, two major oil refineries, two-dozen multi-national companies and British PLC’s and the Tata Steelworks.
Multi-national companies account for 30% of all employment in Scunthorpe. The major employers in the area include:
- Tata steelworks
- Nisa-Today, UK’s largest buying group for independent and wholesale companies
Scunthorpe is supported by excellent transport links nationally and internationally. Motorway, rail and roads are complemented by the Humber ports and an international airport. Many companies have chosen to relocate to North Lincolnshire in recent years due to the areas geographic connections. As a result the local economy is thriving.
Scunthorpe is home to 62,000 people and with every year it continues to grow. To date the overall population of North Lincolnshire is 152,000.
Scunthorpe is undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration programme. Emerging projects in Scunthorpe include:
- A £15 million futuristic Sports Academy funded by North Lincolnshire Council and Yorkshire Forward
- £60 million private sector investment in Scunthorpe town centre
- £80 million BSF Programme to transform education in Scunthorpe
The overall value of tourism in the area has increased from £46 million in 2004 to a record breaking £112.9 million in 2006. Visitors travel from across Europe to visit the award winning attractions. They include:
- Waters Edge Country Park. An award winning venue, nationally recognised as one of the greenest buildings in the UK
- Normanby Hall Country Park. An award winning park and featured on BBC Gardeners World programme
- Council award winning cultural venues, including 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and North Lincolnshire Museum
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