Help me name the school in my novel please!

(52 Posts)
GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 21:56:50

I am writing a book set in a large primary school. The school has two classes per year group and is situated in an affluent suburb. I want it to be a name that implies it's a lovely school to work in but in reality it's quite the opposite. Thank you!

GW297 Sun 06-Jan-13 08:15:13

Thank you!

legalalien Sun 06-Jan-13 06:34:38

Parkvale
Havelock
Frimley
Mayfair
Ebbett Park

Based on schools where I grew up, 12000 miles away so not local to you smile

BikeRunSki Sun 06-Jan-13 06:11:07

Primrose Park First School

M0naLisa Sun 06-Jan-13 02:47:58

Parkside primary
Parkway primary
Roseville primary
Oakville primary
Sycamore primary
Kingsville primary
Kingsway primary
Marshland primary
Marshway primary
Woodland primary
Woodville primary

GW297 Sun 06-Jan-13 00:09:59

Will do! Will be a while yet unfortunately. Thank you.

pippibluestocking Sat 05-Jan-13 23:43:25

Let us know when it's out, think you have some guaranteed sales already! Good luck with it - always been an ambition of mine if I could get by a**e off the sofa!

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:29:36

Ha ha! If I ever get it finished! Look out for your names in the front! That's my new favourite!

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sat 05-Jan-13 23:22:33

Yes - brier rose community school sounds excellent.
Il put my name down for a copy

Viviennemary Sat 05-Jan-13 23:21:29

Briarfields. Or Briarfield Brook?

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:19:30

Loving it Pippi! Yes, I would prefer it to be a name that is unlike any schools in my area as it's based on a true story!

Rosyisgonnabeamummy Sat 05-Jan-13 23:16:51

Brooks grange
Oak grange
Does it have to be so different to your local primary schools? After all the reader isn't going to be local..... And actually your editor would prob help you if you felt it needed to be 100% fictitious
Grey primary?????

pippibluestocking Sat 05-Jan-13 23:15:45

Briar Rose Community School - seems a very pleasant school on the surface but oh beware of the thorns!!

GaryBuseysTeeth Sat 05-Jan-13 23:10:30

Rainbow Brook (a bit woo?)
Sunny Lake
Meadow Grove
Googled all, none are first page hit schools.

pippibluestocking Sat 05-Jan-13 23:09:44

The Briars? Would fit with rose school logo

EduCated Sat 05-Jan-13 23:08:33

Ooh, Rosewood Community School?!

piprabbit Sat 05-Jan-13 23:07:01

Greenberry Community Primary School

AViewfromtheFridge Sat 05-Jan-13 23:05:57

Hill View?

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:04:19

Thank you. Liking Rosewood especially.

EduCated Sat 05-Jan-13 23:02:31

Rosehill? Cherry Rose? Rose Grange? Roseville? Rose Manor? Rose Barn? Rose Wood?

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:59:24

I thought Oak Manor sounded like a private school too! It is imperative the school in my book sounds like the name of a state school! I like something with Rose in it with the school emblem being a rose too but open to better suggestions! Thank you.

rubyrubyruby Sat 05-Jan-13 22:54:17

William Watergate Primary

EduCated Sat 05-Jan-13 22:53:52

Oak Manor might be a bit private school grin

Oaktree Manor? Better? Worse?

Beech Manor? Willow Manor?

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:52:37

Like Roseacre!

GW297 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:51:54

Moorlands and Tilley Green good suggestions, thank you. Does Oak Manor sound too grand?!

EduCated Sat 05-Jan-13 22:50:12

Right, primary schools seem to end in things like Manor, Grange, Lane, House etc.

So, my suggestions...

Oak Manor
Moorlands
West Lake
Thornton Grange
Tilley Wood
Morton Abbey

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