Honours for Head Boy and Girl?

Honours for Head Boy and Girl?

Did you attend Malton School (or have parents or grandparents who did)?  Then you may be able to help us with a project we are currently working on.  Rob Williams, Headteacher, and Steve Fearnley, former Deputy Head are aiming to create a complete history of both Head Boy and Head Girl winners as well as House Cup winners.  They have records dating back to 1911 when the school moved to its current site – but there are gaps which they were hoping readers may be able to help them complete.

The House Cup has been awarded since 1912 to the house with the largest number of house points, obtained through good behaviour as well as sporting and other extra-curricular activities.  When the School first opened in what is now the East Wing, there were 4 houses, which increased to 5 in 2017 as the school roll continued to grow.  Over the course of the last 100 years, the names of the houses have also changed several times but have now reverted to the original names of Carlisle, Fitzwilliam, Holgate and Willoughby, with the addition of Tudor in 2017.  However, in their time the houses were also named after local abbeys – Byland, Kirkham, Rievaulx and Rosedale, local rivers – Derwent, Rye and Seven, as well as the elements – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.

Steve Fearnley, who has spent hours researching the history of Malton School has found records for most of those years, but is missing some key dates: 1912, which would have been the first winner of the cup; 1932-1938, and then 1971-1999.

As for the list of Head Boy and Girl, again, hours of painstaking research for Steve have revealed an impressive list of names, but there are still gaps.  Steve has been unable to find any records relating to the periods: 1912-1920 and 1922-1940 for the Grammar School; 1960-1971 for the County Modern, and 1975-1982 and 1984-2000 for Malton School, although Steve believes that the tradition of electing a Head Boy and Girl died out in the 1980s and 1990s.

Once, Steve and Rob have produced as complete a list of names as they can, we will design two Roll of Honours Boards to be fitted in the West Wing Hall at either side of the main stage.  Winners in future years will then be added to the list.  Anyone who may either have been Head Boy or Girl or remembers who was or has details of the House Cup winners is invited to contact us on 01653 692828 or to email: admin@malton.pmat.academy.  If you are interested in the history assembled so far, you may like to visit the Old Maltonians website run by Steve Fearnley: https://maltonians.maltonschool.org/

Share this post

We use cookies to analyse our traffic and improve navigation of the site. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie nameActive


A cookie, also known as a browser cookie or web cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.

To gather statistical information, Google Analytics use ‘performance cookies’. These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, whether they have been to the site before and how long they remain on each page.

These cookies do not collect personal data. The information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and only used to improve how a website works.

Cookies in Use on Our Website


_ga: This is a Google Analytics cookie used for tracking user interactions on the website.
_ga_DN9YBTJYBB: This is another Google Analytics cookie also used for tracking user interactions on the website.
_gid: Another Google Analytics cookie. This one is used for distinguishing users.
cookie_notice_accepted: This cookie is used to remember whether a user has accepted the website's cookie notice.
wfwaf-authcookie-8aaf297299e2c65a51de8ed05d6b9f6e: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall which is used to maintain authentication and protect the website.
boxzilla_box_6182: This allows us to show popup messages informing you about important events e.g., Open Evenings and Open Days.


wordpress_logged_in_dca8a5f5d121979351db7a27a05abfdb: This is a WordPress cookie used for keeping users logged into the site.
wordpress_test_cookie: This is a session cookie used to check if the user's browser supports cookies while a user is browsing a website. They are used by us to help our users navigate the website and perform certain functions within the web pages. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.


Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

While a user is browsing a website. They are used by us to help our users navigate the website and perform certain functions within the web pages. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.

You can click on the Cookies Setting button which appears at the bottom of every web page to change your preferences at any point.


Our website may occasionally offer links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this statement. You should exercise caution and look at the statement applicable to the website in question.

You can read our full Cookie Policy here.

Save settings
Cookies settings