Chells School c. 1964

By Pauline Maryan

Chells School c. 1964
Stevenage Museum P7350
This page was added on 24/01/2011.

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  • The only “original” things left from the old Chells school site are the oak tree pictured, the caretakers house and the playing field. every thing else has been redeveloped.

    By Ian (30/08/2017)
  • I started at Chells school in September 1963 and I was part of the first intake of about 60 children.

    By Charles H. Temple (12/11/2015)
  • Chells School did not merge with Nobel School in 1983, or at any other time. In fact, from September 1980, and using current terminology for school years, year 8 transferred to The Bedwell School. There was no year 7 intake to Chells that year – most who would have gone to Chells went to Bedwell. Years 9, 10, 11 stayed at Chells and the last cohort therefore finished at Chells in July 1983. At this point, any intending sixth formers went to other schools, usually Bedwell. The Bedwell School took (by permission of Hertfordshire County Council) equipment etc. it needed to their site. The site itself was vacated and The Nobel School moved into it from September 1983, thereby combining on that site, where it still is,from its previous two sites in Telford Avenue and Six Hills Way. As for when this Chells School site opened, I believe it was September 1963, because a cohort of students did start at that site at that time. It might have been September 1962 that the building opened, so the 1963 intake might have been either the first or second cohort into the school – I can’t remember!

    By Robin Parker (20/09/2011)
  • Thank you for the information! At the time when this undated photo was catalogued by the Museum, this was its best guess. Chells School seems to have had several moves and mergers!

    By Pauline Maryan (01/09/2011)
  • hi this school was built about 1964, so this picture date is wrong, as there was nothing there in 1960,i live in chells from 1960 untill 1979.

    By steve (17/08/2011)

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