A history of the Canon Holmes Memorial Trust
Forty parents guaranteed a loan to purchase a property called Hutton Park - after
which the school was named - and personally carried out alterations and
refurbishment necessary to convert the house and grounds into a school.
The school opened in 1961 building up to a maximum of 160 boys annually.
However, after some twenty years numbers fell back, costs increased significantly
and the school was obliged to close in 1986. The funds from the sale of the property
were used, with the consent of the Charity Commission, to re-establish the Trust in
its present form.
The Canon Holmes Memorial Trust | 556 Galleywood Road | Chelmsford | Essex CN2 7BX
The Canon Holmes
Memorial Trust
was established to
found a boys
preparatory school in
memory of Canon
Holmes, the
administrator of
Brentwood Cathedral
in Essex, who first
proposed the idea.
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