The information portal for the alumni of Chesterfield School.


2021 Reunion - cancelled. Keep May 6th, 2022 free.

Because of the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the Organising Committee has reluctantly decided to cancel this year's Annual Reunion.

Attached is the letter advising of this. While regretable, members will understand that the health and well-being of the membership has to come first.

Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date.

If, however, you have already registered but are unable to attend on the new date, please contact the Secretary so that a refund can be arranged.


2020 Remembrance Service, a virtual tribute

In the unusual circumstances of 2020, it had been hoped at least to have a scaled down service at the Old School site. In the event, with the imposition of a second Covid-19 lockdown, even this proved impossible.

Undaunted, however, determined to have some form of remembrance, a small group led by the OCS Secretary, created a virtual service based on the usual format. It can be accessed here.

Old Cestrefeldians' Trust AGM

This took place on Tuesday, August 11th 2020 in Chesterfield.

All members of the Trust received the copies of the Annual Report and Accounts earlier in the year. A report of the Meeting is attached.

For more details about the Trust, please click here.

The Boys are Back in School

'The Boys are Back in School', an exhibition of artefacts and memorabilia arranged by The Old Cestrefeldians' Trust in conjunction with West Studios, took place from November 11 until Friday 13 December at Sheffield Road.

Further details and some photographs, are included in the 2019 Remembrance Service Report below.

2019 Remembrance Service

William E Glister Plaque Unveiling

The Annual Remembrance Service was held on 11 November. It was conducted by the Rt Revd Bill Godfrey in the presence of Hugh and Bob Wilson whose elder brothers were remembered in a presentation by Tony Hine.

A report of the service, the William E Glister plaque unveiling and more information on "The Boys are Back in School" can be found here.

Sutton Scarsdale Hall Visit

Following the Tour of the houses of the Founders and Benefactors of the School in July (see below), a further visit took place in early November to Sutton Scarsdale Hall which was once owned by the Clarke family, also of Walton Hall. For a description and photographs from the day, click here.

48ers Annual Reunion Lunch

They are a dwindling band these days but eight of the 1948 intake sat down for lunch at the North Derbyshire Snooker Centre, Clay Cross, on 28 Oct. Roger Barnes, John Fidler, Frank Gorman, Alan Germany, Ray Hallam, Tony Hallam, David Revell and Alan Rhodes were there, while Canada-based member, Barry Hadfield, sent his good wishes.

Tour of the houses of the Founders and Benefactors of the School

The Old Cestrefeldians' Trust arranged a visit for members to properties in the Chesterfield area which have associations with the founders and benefactors of the School.

Click here for a report of the day and further details of the properties concerned.

The 2019 Annual Reunion

The 2019 Annual Reunion Dinner took place on Friday April 26th.

Click here for a summary this year's get-together.

2018 Centenary Remembrance Service

Click here for a report of this year's service in memory of the fallen.

The History of Chesterfield Grammar School - now available

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.

Tour of Brookfield Community School

Prior to the 2016 Annual Reunion, a group of OCs toured the "new" Old School at Brookside, courtesy of the Headmaster. Click here for a record of the event.

A new VIth Form at Sheffield Road