Chetham’s consists of three separate charities, linked together for registration and accounting purposes under a uniting direction issued by the Charity Commission. These three charities are:

  • Chetham’s School of Music – the School
  • Chetham’s Hospital – the charity which owns, maintains and improves the buildings and land on the site of Chetham’s
  • Chetham’s Library – the Library

For each of the three charities, the trustees uphold all of the standard legal responsibilities as trustees of a charity. There are also a number of sub-committees specialising in specific areas such as safeguarding, finance, fundraising and strategic planning.

Charity name and number for all three charities:
The Hospital and Library in Manchester Founded by Humphrey Chetham Esquire and Incorporated by King Charles II
Reg. Charity No. 526702

Chetham’s School of Music Governing Body

In 2014, the Governing Body resolved to establish an Independent Safeguarding Commission, with the purpose of:

  • Advising the Feoffees and School Governing Body
  • Scrutinising, questioning, monitoring and challenging
  • Overseeing or assisting the School
  • Providing quality assurance to the School

in matters relating to child protection and the safeguarding of children in the care of the School.

The Commission is required to prepare a full report to the Feoffees and Governing Body of the School at least once during each academic year. This is in addition to external reports led by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Contact the Governing Body

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