Spireites Schools Partnership

The Spireites Schools Partnership is a partnership between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and your school; the partnership is a great way to receive fantastic Chesterfield FC incentives such…

How the Spireites Schools Partnership can work for you

It’s FREE!

The Partnership is a FREE programme aimed at building a lasting relationship between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and your School


We offer FREE match tickets, Chesterfield FC First Team Player, Chester the Field Mouse Visits and Signed raffle prizes


We run a FREE Primary Teachers Award with our partners at the FA, a day’s course for Teachers and Teaching Assistants to increase confidence in PE delivery


The Premier League Primary Stars Teacher CPD programme is a FREE 6 week course aimed at improving the delivery off PE in Schools with our AfPE qualified Coaches


FREE entry into a number of football tournaments, both mixed and girls, across Key Stages and at different venues across the region


FREE fundraising support through our Sponsored Speed Cage Events aimed at raising money for your School

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The Spireites Schools Partnership is a partnership between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and your school; the partnership is a great way to receive fantastic Chesterfield FC incentives such as CFC 1st team player appearances and free tickets to CFC fixtures, as well as boosting physical activity and attainment within school.

Chesterfield FC Community Trust offer a variety of initiatives for schools to engage with as shown below, in addition by working with CFCCT your school will be able to access our Premier League funded projects such as Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Girls.

To see all of the additional benefits and incentives your school will receive by working with Chesterfield FC Community Trust, take a look at the Incentives for schools page!

PE Delivery

  • AfPE Level 3 Qualified Coaches
  • Termly Schemes of Work linked to the curriculum
  • Baseline Assessments for all pupils
  • Variety of sports

After School Clubs

  • 2 x FA Level 2 Coaches
  • 6 Week Schemes of Work
  • Inclusive sessions for all abilities

Educational Days at the Proact Stadium

  • Football Themed Lessons
  • Proact Stadium Tour
  • Physical Education Lesson
  • 1st team player appearance (Dependant on time of year)

Take a look at the video below to see how a typical Educational Day works.

For more information please contact us on 01246 925116 or Email us here.



We deliver varied, engaging and educational Breakfast and Lunch Time Clubs across a number of Schools on a daily basis.

Variety of Sports – this can change across split lunch times for different key stage groups

Reading/Writing – we sit with pupils to support their engagement in literacy

Golden Mile – we can get pupils active in the morning and take the register at the same time

“Get Active” – Breakfast fitness classes to music aimed at getting pupils ready for the day



Topics covered from Week 1 to Week 5 will be an introduction to the key skills in specific sport. Week 6 is an opportunity to review all of the skills that have been coached, and apply them to a competitive situation.



Be a Team Mate is our assembly programme about Mental Health run in partnership with Derbyshire County Council. Each session covers a different topic, Chester’s Bag of Worries which he shares with friends and teachers, The Manager’s Tactics Board to beat our opponents and Chester Scores Points. These all deal with finding solutions to children’s issues in Schools.

Sky Ocean Rescue can be run as an assembly or a classroom lesson and deals with plastic pollution head on. In partnership with the Premier League, the session looks at the impact single use plastic has on the environment and gives an opportunity for pupils to come up with their pledges to help reduce waste.

Reading Stars is a Premier League project aimed at pupils who don’t always engage with literacy. By delivering sessions to small groups outside of the classroom and using sport as a tool to inspire children to pick up a book and read or to pick up a pen and influence their creative writing.

Black History Month runs every October and we’re working with Chesterfield’s African Caribbean Community Association to provide assemblies and classroom workshops breaking down barriers surrounding racism and giving children the opportunity to learn about the historical links between racism and football and what we can do to help tackle it.

Competitive Sport for your school

The National Schools Kids Cup!

As a Spireites Schools Partner, you will be entered into our Local Kids Cup Competition, with the winner going on to the Regional Finals, the Northern Finals and ultimately the opportunity to compete in the National Final at Wembley Stadium before the Play off Final!

Around 20,000 children take part in the tournament, all of whom go to Partner Schools of their local Community Trust with the first round taking place before December each academic year.

The Local Tournament winning School will receive a visit from Chesterfield FC First Team Players to present them with their trophy in an assembly and be invited down to the Proact Stadium on a matchday to show it off to the thousands of supporters!

Additional Spireites Trust Tournaments

Throughout the year we hold a number of tournaments at various locations, for KS1 and KS2 pupils.
Some are mixed tournaments and some girls only, ensuring that everyone gets a chance to take part and have fun at the events!
All of our tournaments include a special guest appearance from Chester the Field Mouse!


Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to:

Be ambitious | work hard and never give up on their goal
Be inspiring | set a great example to others
Be connected | work well with others and in a team
Be fair | treat people equally and think of others

Tier 1

(School only wants Primary Stars)

Resource Pack
One PE Session Delivered (CPD)

Tier 2

(School has 1 or 2 sessions delivered by CFCCT per week)

Includes Tier 1
Supporting Sessions for teachers
6-week sessions per school
Educational day
CPD or Teachers (FA Primary Teachers Award)

Tier 3

(School has 3 or more sessions delivered by CFCCT per week)

Includes Tier 1 & 2
PHSE Assemblies
plus an extra First Team Player Visit
Themed Workshops
Interventions for specific pupil groups
Proact Stadium Tour



As part of the Spireites Schools Partnership, we offer the opportunity to come down to the Proact Stadium to take part in PHSE events. We have an annual FREE Education Day, which covers a wide range of topics including:

Be A Team Mate Mental Health Workshop

Co-op Healthy Eating Workshop

The British Army’s Teamwork Session

Sky Ocean Rescue Presentation

Premier League Self-Esteem Workshop

Derbyshire Fire Service Careers Talk

Mindfulness and Positive Thinking

Inspire Media Academy Creative Writing

Proact Stadium / Saltergate Historical Change Days

The FA’s Respect Workshop

“Educational Days like this are great. The use of football as a vehicle to get these important messages across is a great idea. Those that like football were immediately hooked in, whilst those that don’t particularly like football still got the important messages

The Ocean Rescue session was very thought-provoking and has already started to make our children (and staff) think about how we can continue and develop this back at school, with plans already being formulated.

The children absolutely loved the session with the Mercian Regiment and really saw the value of teamwork.

Overall, a great day and a fantastic experience for the children. Thanks to Keith, Darren and everyone at the Trust for organising it.”

Craig Ferreday
Mary Swanwick School

The Education Days are themed, however the workshops can be booked to come to your School and delivered there. For more information on our PHSE projects and assemblies, email keithjackson@spireitestrust.org.uk



Player Appearances

Each school is guaranteed 1 visit during the academic year.

Visits can be tailored to the needs of your school’s education curriculum e.g. healthy lifestyle, benefits or exercise, respect and online safety.

Sponsored Speed Cage Challenge

We operate a sponsored penalty shoot-out and shot speed test competition to help raise funds for your school and the Community Trust.

Chester the Field Mouse Appearances
& Raffle Prizes

Partner Schools will be allocated a number of raffle prizes and Chester the Field Mouse appearances for school events throughout the year.