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The names of the House Teams were developed in September 2010 with the pupils that were then part of the pupil voice at the Queensmead Primary Academy.  As the school was known as Queensmead (there was for many years a crown in the school logo) the pupils wanted some link to this in the house names.  We then chose to look at castles that were in the surrounding area and came up with the names we have to create the CROWN acronym!

 

Castles: Rockingham - Oakham - Warwick - Nottingham

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Since developing the houses we have learned more about the place of Queensmead in its locality.  In working with partnership with English Heritage (through a funded project in 2012-2014) we now know that the land  the school sits on was once owned by the Hastings Family, in turn descendants from the House of Plantagenet - and was directly owned by George (Duke of Clarence) the brother of King Richard III.   We do not really know where the Queensmead name derives from but has been part of the academy (and predecessor school) name since 1926.

 

All we know is that the name derives from Queens Mead - as in the Queen's wine.  But which Queen?

Rockingham

 

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Warwick

 

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Nottingham

 

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