As a school we have four houses, all named after stars. They are…
Our House system is an important part of school life at Melksham Oak. It provides students with opportunities to shine outside the classroom and it’s academic, community and competition elements embody our own school moto, which is to….
Our House System has been in place since 2012. It has the following aims:
• A drive in Academic Standards
• Developing Student Leaders
• Creating Dynamic Competition
When the house system was created a democratic vote, all decided by the students, led to the creation of our 4 Houses, named after stars: Castor, Omega, Polaris and Sirius.
We quickly developed a team of student leaders who mentor others, create competitions and support the school in a range of ways. Staff too are all affiliated to Houses and this helps maintain the camaraderie around school.
The ethos behind the House System is really clear, it is a vehicle that provides opportunities both in and out of the classroom, having a real impact in the school community.