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School houses?

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Ellianne Sat 26-Sep-20 17:14:16

I've enjoyed Jane10's thread on school mottos so much that I thought I'd ask if anyone can remember their school houses? Ours were Faraday, Scott, Nightingale and Curie. Quite a mixed bag, but seeing as it was a mixed school 2 of each gender was good.

tanith Sat 26-Sep-20 17:18:22

My house was Arundel can’t remember the others I’m afraid colour was maroon.

Auntieflo Sat 26-Sep-20 17:19:48

All our school houses were names after trees.
Mine was Oak.

lemongrove Sat 26-Sep-20 17:23:25

Can’t remember, they were all named after local dignitaries and benefactors though, as were the streets surrounding the school.My house badge was a purple colour.

glammanana Sat 26-Sep-20 17:25:36

Ours where named after Saints,I was in St Georges and our colour was Red,we had St.Andrews/Paul/and Christopher if I remember correctly.

MrsEggy Sat 26-Sep-20 17:32:55

Ours were Beaufort, Bordeau, Seymour and Tudor, all connected to Edward VI as we were King Edward's foundation.

merlotgran Sat 26-Sep-20 17:34:34

My house was Chesterton. We also had Beaconsfield, Nash, Herschel, Penn, Ramsay and a couple of others I can't remember.

Davida1968 Sat 26-Sep-20 17:34:40

I think I was in (Helen) Keller but I can't remember the others.

annsixty Sat 26-Sep-20 17:36:24

Ours were Howitt, Ray and Flamstead and while I must have known at one time what or who they represented, I haven’t a clue now.

annsixty Sat 26-Sep-20 17:37:37

Just remembered the colours, Ray was red, Howitt was white and Flamstead was blue.

Laughterlines Sat 26-Sep-20 17:40:33

I went to a King Edward Foundation School. Our houses were Eagles, (yellow) Ironsides (blue) Swifts (purple) Pioneers (green) I have no idea how these names were chosen. I loved my school and we had a half day on Thursdays which helped.

grannysyb Sat 26-Sep-20 17:49:54

Peregine, Hobby, Merlin and Kestrel. I was in Peregrine and my sister was in Kestrel.

Grandma70s Sat 26-Sep-20 17:57:27

I was in Gurney, named after Mary Gurney, a pioneer of girls’ education. All the houses were named after prominent women.

EllanVannin Sat 26-Sep-20 17:59:05

Mine was Elizabeth Fry. I've got an old £5 note somewhere when she was pictured on it until about 4/5 years ago.

EllanVannin Sat 26-Sep-20 18:00:49

Elizabeth Fry was a Gurney before she married.

kittylester Sat 26-Sep-20 18:01:34

We had Nelson, Livingstone, Haddon and Clive.

Luckygirl Sat 26-Sep-20 18:03:37

Ellianne - I was in Faraday.

JuliaM Sat 26-Sep-20 18:04:34

Our School houses were Athenians (Blue), Spartans (Yellow), Olympians (Red), Corinthians (Green) and our School badge was a Centurian, Half Man half Horse with his Bow and Arrow Drawn, and a Motto of Celter et Certus, meaning Swift and Sure.

Ellianne Sat 26-Sep-20 18:10:18


Ellianne - I was in Faraday.

Me too. Were you blue?

supergirlsnan Sat 26-Sep-20 18:14:48

Ours were Kinver, Clent, Himley and Enville. All lovely local areas.

Niobe Sat 26-Sep-20 18:19:09

Ours were Douglas, Montrose, Atholl and Locheil. I was in Douglas .

Callistemon Sat 26-Sep-20 18:25:29


Ours were Howitt, Ray and Flamstead and while I must have known at one time what or who they represented, I haven’t a clue now.

We had one called Howitt, annsixty after the poet Mary Howitt. She wrote The Spider and the Fly.

Ours were all local poets, novelists and famous local figures.

Chewbacca Sat 26-Sep-20 18:44:29

Drake, Frobisher, Hawkyns and 1 other but I can't remember who. I was in Drake. And each "house" had their own colour for sports days: red, green, yellow and blue. Drake was blue. Frobisher was yellow. Hawkyns was green but I can't remember who was red.

varian Sat 26-Sep-20 18:47:48

Atholl, (yellow), Douglas (green), Lochiel (blue) and Montrose (red).

Septimia Sat 26-Sep-20 18:52:04

York (white), Lancaster (red), Tudor (yellow), Stuart (blue), Hanover (green) and Windsor (purple).

It could be quite a giveaway, couldn't it? So is there anyone else out there who matches me?