Melksham Oak Community School

Coordinates: 51°21′37″N 2°07′06″W / 51.3603°N 2.1184°W / 51.3603; -2.1184
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Melksham Oak Community School

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Coordinates51°21′37″N 2°07′06″W / 51.3603°N 2.1184°W / 51.3603; -2.1184
MottoRaising Aspirations, Learning for Life, Success for All
Local authorityWiltshire Council
Department for Education URN146344 Tables
HeadteacherHaris Hussain[1]
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,282 (February 2024[1])
HousesWellington, Hurricane, Lancaster, Spitfire Edit this at Wikidata

Melksham Oak Community School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form in the south-east outskirts of Melksham, Wiltshire, England, for students aged 11 to 18.


The school opened on 12 July 2010, having been created under the Building Schools for the Future programme[2] to replace The George Ward Technology College.

At first a community school administered by Wiltshire Council, Melksham Oak Community School converted to academy status in April 2015. The school continues to coordinate with Wiltshire Council for admissions.

In August 2018, the school became part of the White Horse Federation, a multi-academy trust which runs primary and secondary schools in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.[3]

In October 2022, Melksham Oak attained an Ofsted rating of "Good",[4] improving upon its previous "Requires Improvement" rating in April 2017.[5]

House system[edit]

Melksham Oak's house system was established in 2013[6] and consisted of four houses: Sirius (blue), Castor (yellow), Polaris (green) and Omega (red).

In September 2022, Melksham Oak's house system was reformed.[7] It still consists of four houses: Wellington (blue), Hurricane (yellow), Lancaster (green) and Spitfire (red), all named after RAF aircraft. The names were voted in by the students and the teachers. With the new house system, more emphasis was put on the houses. Every week, points are awarded in teamwork-based house competitions on Fridays. A flagpole in the playground flies the flag of the house that is leading in points that week. The house challenges culminate in the summer with the school's annual sports day, which is another opportunity to win points.


Melksham Oak's School uniform consists of a white collared shirt, a navy V-neck with the school's logo, a navy, yellow, black and white striped tie, black formal trousers or a black knee-length skirt and black formal shoes made of a leather or faux leather material. Skirts must be worn with black or navy tights.[8]

School sign with logo


  1. ^ a b "Melksham Oak Community School". GOV.UK: Schools. Retrieved 6 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Melksham Oak school opens to pupils for first time". BBC News Wiltshire. 12 July 2010.
  3. ^ "ATOM Schools Join The White Horse Federation". The White Horse Federation. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Melksham Oak Community School, Rating and Reports". Ofsted. 4 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Melksham Oak Community School, Ratings and reports". Ofsted. 25 April 2017.
  6. ^ "What a stellar idea, Sir - say Melksham Oak pupils". 9 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Melksham Oak Community School students launch house names in tribute to RAF". The Bath and Wiltshire parent. 18 November 2022.
  8. ^ "School Uniforms". Melksham Oak Community School.

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