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The House System

The school has had a number of different House systems over the years, but it has always had houses.

Malton Grammar School had four houses: Carlisle, Fitzwilliam, Holgate, Willoughby

Two trophies remain in school - the first a 1912 wooden shield, with winners from 1913-1931, the second a silver cup with winners from 1939-1970

I am not sure what happened during 1932-1939

Patricia Gorringe kindly e-mailed in 2010 to tell me the house colours: Carlisle, Fitzwilliam, Holgate, Willoughby

Malton County Modern houses were: ?

Malton School had four houses named after local abbeys: Byland, Kirkham, Rievaulx, Rosedale (colours provided by Carol Peters following an enquiry in 2010)

This changed to three houses as roll numbers reduced: local rivers this time, of Derwent, Rye and Seven

In 1999 it reverted to four houses: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water

The House Shield pictured above was used from the start of the school (1912) until 1932. A couple of annual plaques are missing, but the rest give a list of winners for the first 20 years.

The D'Arcy Cup was used from 1939 until 1970, and engraved annually with the winning house name. There is a 1953 news clipping of Molly Wright and Chris Tyson holding the cup, as captains of Willoughby House.

In 2000 deputy head Steve Fearnley created a house shield, together with emblems for the four new houses. Coloured shields have been added annually to the main trophy.

MGS House competition 1912 - 1932

  • 1912 Plate missing
  • 1913 Holgate
  • 1914 Holgate
  • 1915 Holgate
  • 1916 Fitzwilliam
  • 1917 Holgate
  • 1918 Plate missing
  • 1919 Willoughby
  • 1920 Carlisle
  • 1921 Fitzwilliam
  • 1922 Holgate
  • 1923 Holgate
  • 1924 Willoughby
  • 1925 Carlisle
  • 1926 Holgate
  • 1927 Willoughby
  • 1929 Fitzwilliam / Willoughby
  • 1930 Willoughby
  • 1931 Willoughby

MGS House competition 1939 - 1970

  • 1939 Willoughby
  • 1940 Willoughby
  • 1941 Carlisle
  • 1942 Willoughby
  • 1943 Carlisle
  • 1944 Willoughby
  • 1945 Willoughby
  • 1946 Holgate
  • 1947 Willoughby
  • 1948 Willoughby
  • 1949 Willoughby
  • 1950 Willoughby
  • 1951 Holgate
  • 1952 Willoughby
  • 1953 Willoughby
  • 1954 Willoughby
  • 1955Willoughby
  • 1956 Willoughby
  • 1957 Fitzwilliam
  • 1958 Fitzwilliam
  • 1959 Holgate
  • 1960 Holgate
  • 1961 Carlisle
  • 1962 Fitzwilliam
  • 1963 Carlisle
  • 1964 Fitzwilliam
  • 1965 Willoughby
  • 1966 Fitzwilliam / Willoughby
  • 1967 Willoughby
  • 1968 Fitzwilliam
  • 1969 Fitzwilliam
  • 1970 Willoughby

Malton School House competition 2000 -

  • 2000 Air
  • 2001 Earth
  • 2002 Fire
  • 2003 Fire
  • 2004 Earth
  • 2005 Air
  • 2006 Water
  • 2007 Water
  • 2008 Water
  • 2009 Water
  • 2010 Air
  • 2011 Air
  • 2012 Air
  • 2013 Air
  • 2014 Water
  • 2015 Air
  • 2016 Air
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019