At Malmesbury School we have four houses which all staff and students are assigned to: Hobbes, Eilmer, Athelstan and William. Heads of Houses, with the support of Head Students in sixth form and elected student House Leaders, organise and promote participation in a wide range of exciting whole-school and national activities including competitions and charity fundraising and sporting events. Highlights have included our new Malmesbury’s Got Talent event, Key Stage 3 Spelling Bee, Move for Mind mental health charity event and Red Nose Day where staff came dressed as superheroes!

Please read our ‘Malmesbury Matters’ newsletters to find out more.

Rewards

Students receive House Points for significant achievements, for example, competing in a whole-school event, producing an outstanding piece of work, excellent effort over a half term or going out of their way to help someone in need. Heads of House recognise student achievements in weekly assemblies and award certificates are achieved as follows:

  • House Hero – 20 house points
  • House Star – 40 house points
  • Heads Award – 60 house points
  • Trust Award – 80 house points

What cups can be won as a house?

House leadership structure

At Malmesbury School there is a wealth of opportunities for students to step up as leaders and help make a positive change as part of the House Council. All students have a voice in the direction of Malmesbury School as tutees, but those that wish to take on more responsibility as House Leaders/Captains have to apply and, if successful, are elected by their Head of House.

Who are the houses named after?

Thomas Hobbes was born in Malmesbury in 1588 and was an English philosopher. His most famous work was the Leviathan published in 1651. He was generally regarded as one of the most prominent ‘natural law philosophers’ of the 17th century. Hobbes had an enormous impact on subsequent British political, social and economic theory.

Eilmer, born in 981 AD, studied mathematics and astrology and was a monk of Malmesbury Abbey. He is most famous as ‘The Flying Monk’, one of the country’s first aviators with the bravery to try and glide off the top of Malmesbury Abbey with wings he’d engineered himself!

William of Malmesbury was an English historian of the 12th century and a monk at Malmesbury Abbey. He is sometimes referred to as the ‘Father of English history’ and is most famous for his two great histories Gesta Regum Anglorum (Deeds of the English Kings or People) and Gesta Pontificum Anglorum (Deeds of the English Bishops).

Athelstan, called the ‘Glorious’, was King of England from 924 to 939. He made Malmesbury his capital and held his court here. His is regarded as the first King of all England; his tomb is in Malmesbury Abbey.

At Malmesbury School there is a wealth of opportunities for students to step up as leaders and help make a positive change as part of the House Council. All students have a voice in the direction of Malmesbury School as tutees, but those that wish to take on more responsibility as House Leaders/Captains have to apply and, if successful, are elected by their Head of House.