Cheadle Hulme School Celebrates the Renaming of the Library in Honor of The Zochonis Charitable Trust

This week, CHS hosted a special naming ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Senior School library “The Zochonis Library” in honour of the generous support from The Zochonis Charitable Trust

Hosted by our Chair of Governors, Mr Chris Roberts alongside our new Head Pupils Charlie, Sol, and Kate, the event reiterated the long-standing connection between The Zochonis Charitable Trust and CHS and the shared vision to widen opportunities for young people in the North West. 

“CHS has a rich heritage of philanthropic support and as you walk around the School site there are nods to those who have supported pupils here since its foundation in 1855. It’s a privilege to know that we are still supported by such a prestigious trust, and it is an honour to name our library after such a supportive family”. 

Founded by Sir John Zochonis in 1971, The Zochonis Charitable Trust aims to tackle inequalities in education, health, and social provision in the North West. To date, the Trust has donated almost £1 million to CHS, supporting a range of projects and committing annually to the Bursary Fund.

Paul Milner, trustee of The Zochonis Charitable Trust said “Sir John Zochonis was very much about creating opportunities, and the renaming of the CHS library is an embodiment of that.” 

Head,  Lee Richardson “The renaming of the library is fitting because it serves as a focal point of our school’s commitment to learning and inquiry. This event not only celebrates the generous support of The Zochonis Charitable Trust but also underscores the importance of our bursary programme, which is central to our mission of fostering social mobility and a broad, values-driven education”.