Melior Community Academy opened in January 2013 for students aged 11-16. It is an Academy that is sponsored by the Delta Trust Academies.
The majority of pupils live in areas containing significant pockets of deprivation characterised by high unemployment, an inadequate employment base, low average income levels, rundown housing estates, poor health and a degraded urban environment. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is above the national average. Pupils within the academy are mainly White British with the numbers of pupils who speak English as an additional language is just above the national average.
It is smaller than most secondary schools with currently 625 students on roll. The school PAN is 190. Despite low numbers in our partner schools in years 5 and 6, recruitment is strong.