The information portal for the alumni of Chesterfield School.

OLD CESTREFELDIANS' TRUST LTD

Recognised as a Charity by HMRC. (Company Reg. No. 8905242)

The Trust has been formed with the aim of providing an educational legacy for 11 to 21 year olds in Chesterfield to be funded, at least initially, by Old Cestrefeldians. There are four Trustee / Directors, all OCs including a solicitor.

There are two strands to this intended legacy.

One is to gather together, preserve and display artefacts and documents relating to Chesterfield (Grammar) School over its long history.

The other is to offer students in the Chesterfield area, prizes, awards, scholarships etc. to assist and reward their efforts over a wide range of educational, artistic and sporting activities. This will involve liaising with the Heads of local schools and Chesterfield College to identify areas of possible need and deserving recipients.

We have already been active in the promotion of a successful summer exhibition at Chesterfield Museum and the autumn restoration of the School’s War Memorial boards to their original site in the old School building on Sheffield Road, including the addition of another WW2 name. In addition, with the help of Chesterfield Civic Society, a ‘Blue Plaque’ has been placed on the Sheffield Road building.

We are also pursuing a suitably accessible permanent home for the large and growing collection of School artefacts and documents gathered by John Roberts et al and currently safely stored.

The Trust's status as a Charity enables us to claim Gift Aid tax relief on donations (including Members’ subscriptions), and Inheritance tax relief will apply to legacies to the Trust.

Please support our aims by becoming a Member. The minimum annual subscription is £10.00, and we would be grateful if you could complete this membership form. One-off donations will also be gratefully accepted.

If you may be able to help the work of the Trust in any way, please contact us.

Request for Funds & Memorabilia

CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

The Chesterfield Schools Foundation administers the endowment of the former Chesterfield Grammar School and smaller sums from St Helena School. Hurst House is included in this. The sole trustee of this charity is Derbyshire County Council.

The Chesterfield & District Civic Society (CCS) became concerned that Hurst House, a listed building in a conservation area, was being left to deteriorate after ceasing to be used as an adult education centre.

Following further enquiries, CCS found that the Trustee had made certain grants from the Foundation's funds which appeared inconsistent with the objects of the Chesterfield Schools Foundation.

More information can be found on the Chesterfield & District Civic Society website which includes a PDF containing background details.

If any member of the OCS has experience that could help progress this initiative further, please contact CCS.

OLD CESTREFELDIANS' TRUST AWARDS

Attached are details of the 2018 awards for Academic Achievement and Academic Progress

For details of the June 2017 award click here.