The information portal for the alumni of Chesterfield School.


The comprehensive history, by Philip Riden, was launched on 16 December 2017 at the Old Grammar School, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, preceded by a short talk from the author.

More details and an order form are attached.

A recording of the introductory talk is available here.

Pegasus Competition

Some details of this competition are attached. If you can provide more, Philip would love to hear from you.


School foundation from Magna Britannia 1817

A brief history courtesy of Roy Smith & Reflections Magazine

1908 A Tale of Two Mottos

1908 to 1928, a period of rapid development

CGS circa 1919. Print by Keith Pollard

Notes on School in the 1920s by Harry Blakemore Thorpe

School Prospectus from 1935

School Play Programme - Scaramouche - 1938

School Prospectus from around 1941

Six years a train boy

Various School Letters

School Rules and Routine during break and dinner hour 1953.

Storrs Road Playing Fields Official Opening Programme 1953

Personal reminiscences of School life from 1947 to 1955 - David Barrett

Portrait of an English Grammar School

Memories of 'Lines', recalled from the early 60s by Jim Marriott.

School Calendar for Summer Term 1965.

Programme of the Concert of Choral and Orchestral Music - 1966

School Play Programme - Henry IV Part I - 1966

Athletic Sports Program 1966.

Programme of the Concert of Choral and Orchestral Music - 1967

Guide to the New School 1967

Official Opening of the New Building for Chesterfield School Programme 1967

Senior Speech Day Programme - 1967

Programme of the Concert of Choral and Orchestral Music - 1968

New entrant letters - 1968

Derbyshire Life article - 1974

School Prospectus from around 1980

A Tribute to Excellence (extract). Courtesy of The Derbyshire Times - 1991

Chesterfield Grammar School - The Exhibition - 2014

Chesterfield Museum - Past Exhibtions - The history of the grammar school in Chesterfield

Schedule of items held by the Old Cestrefeldians' Trust

Schedule of items held by Chesterfield Museum

Reference to archive material

Eton Fives Courts

Benefactors' Houses Tour


OC's interested in researching the history of the old School may be interested to know that the Derbyshire Record Office holds various collections of material relating to the School including: Governors' Minutes 1920-1929, 1947-1964; fees receipts books 1944- 1945; volume of War Pay calculations for masters serving with HM Forces, 1941-1942; title deeds; plans; School Roll 1932-1935; and School magazines.

Clicking here will generate a full list of items held which have been indexed with the words "Chesterfield Grammar". To view any item, however, it will be necessary to visit.

The archive is held at Derbyshire Record Office, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG. If you'd like some advice before your visit, call 01629 539209 or email You may also find their web page helpful at