Beauchamp held the earldom between 1268 and 1446 and key figures in the politics of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. The most famous earl was Richard Beauchamp (d 1439), a respected and distinguished soldier in the Lancastrian invasions of France in 1415 and 1417. The Beauchamp Chapel in St Mary’s church, Warwick was built in his memory.
Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick (10 October 1719 – 8 July 1773), known as Lord Brooke from 1727 to 1746 and Earl Brooke from 1746 to 1759, was a British nobleman. He inherited Warwick Castle and the title of Baron Brooke from his father in 1727. He was created Earl Brooke, of Warwick Castle, on 7 July 1746, and became Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire in 1749. He became a Knight of the Thistle in 1743.
Dudley held the earldom between 1547 and 1590. The John Dudley was created earl of Warwick in 1547 is better known as the duke of Northumberland is better known as Edward VI’s protector and his attempts to crown his daughter-in-law Lady Jane Grey instead of Mary Tudor. His son, Robert, was Elizabeth I’s favourite.
Newburgh, sometimes known as Beaumont, were a powerful, nationally important Anglo-Norman family who came over at the conquest. They took their family name from their main Norman estate at Neubourg which lies between Harfleur and Rouen.
The Linear Tutoring programme enables students to develop their personal and social skills through a combination of discussion, team work and leadership opportunities. Students will address a range of PSHE topics, including Bullying, Safety On-Line, Careers and Mental Health and Well-Being – all of which are bespoke to their age and stage.
The tutor groups are then divided into four Houses; Beauchamp, Dudley, Greville and Newburgh, named after four of the previous Earls of Warwick. Each House is led by a member of the Extended Leadership Team.
The house system will further support the intent of the curriculum at Coleshill by:
- building and applying knowledge
- providing wider opportunities for all students to access a range of cultural experiences
- preparing learners for life in modern Britain by, equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society
The House system is at the very core of The Coleshill School.