Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to the Ecclesfield School
Virtual Community website, the
meeting place and discussion forum for all
ex-pupils and staff of Ecclesfield School,
Sheffield, UK. This website has been set up by
the Community of ex-pupils to enable members to
maintain/renew contacts, and exchange
Ecclesfield Grammar School was opened in 1931 by
the West Riding County Council (WRCC).
Significant additions to the buildings were made
in 1953, and again in the 1960s. The school
became Ecclesfield Comprehensive in 1967, having
amalgamated with the newly-built Hunshelf School.
The catchment area covered Ecclesfield,
Chapeltown, Hoyland, Hoyland Common, Elsecar,
Grenoside, Oughtibridge, High Green, Bradfield,
Stannington, Worrall, Thorpe Hesley and
Over the years, lots of people used the Contacts List to keep
in touch with old mates. It allowed people to add their
contact details in a password protected environment, and to
send messages to others. Many of the email addresses linked
(but not displayed) were out of date and the list needs
Let me know how useful the contact list was, and whether you
want it to continue in its existing format.
Email Discussion Forum
Once you've completed the simple registration (see
"Have Your Say"), you will be able to
post messages to the list, and receive messages
posted by other subscribers. Alternatively, you can join simply
by sending a blank email
to this address. Any messages you
post will be received by all the other
subscribers, so be careful what you write! To
post a message simply send an email to this
The Staff Room
Come in to the Staff
Room, and see if you recognise any teachers.
Help us to match names to the photos.
The Class Room
The Class Room is
where we focus on pupils, past and present. Have
a look at our collection of photos, and see who
No time to view this site every day? No problem -
simply submit the form (above left) or just send
a blank email and we will email you our
occasional Newsletter, which will be published
er...occasionally. A simple way to keep in touch
with all the latest developments.
We hope you'll find something of interest in
these pages, and that you'll return from time to
time to see how things are going.
Remember this is your
site, so if you have any ideas for future
development, please let us know. Also, don't
forget to recommend this site to any contacts you still have from
What's New ?
So far, since time began...
ex-pupils and staff added their
details to the contact list. The list is not available at the
moment during reorganisation.
The Class and Staff photo pages hosted with Lycos
Tripod are now back online.
The Ecclesfield School Virtual
Community, or ESVC, provides contact and reunion services for the
past pupil staff and teacher of Ecclesfield School, which is in
the village of Ecclesfield near Sheffield, Yorkshire England UK.
There is a contact list called the Contact List and email
directory. For details of the discussion forum see Discussion
Forum, where schoolfriends can meet school friends. Ecclesfield
Grammar School, popularly known as Ecco or ecco, was opened in
1931 by the WRCC, West Riding County Council. The school motto
was Aedificemus or aedificemus, which means Let Us Build. In 1967
it ceased to be a grammar school and became a comprehensive
school called Ecclesfield Comprehensive School. It transferred
from the West Riding to South Yorkshire, and then to Sheffield.
The esvc Virtual Community assists in the organisation of
Reunion. The pupils came from Ecclesfield, Chapeltown, Hoyland,
Hoyland Common, Elsecar, Grenoside, Oughtibridge, High Green,
Bradfield, Stannington, and Wharncliffe Side.