School Archive

The Archive at Alleyn's is an engaging repository of records and artefacts relating to the history of the School.

The Archive holds administrative records such as admissions registers, pupil reports, Board of Governors minutes, and examination results; photographs; architects' plans and building records; School publications; House records; Combined Cadet Force records; papers relating to School sports clubs; material relating to School theatrical productions such as programmes, posters, and videos; material relating to School events such as Speech Day and Founder's Day, and anniversaries; items of uniform; press cuttings; biographical information relating to eminent former pupils; Edward Alleyn Club material.

Please note that some records in the Archive are confidential and, depending on their age, may be closed or have access restrictions.

Alleyn's Commemorative WW1 Website

The Archive recently worked extensively with pupils to research and commemorate the lives and records of Alleyn Old Boys who served or fell in WW1. The fascinating and moving fruits of their labours can now be viewed on our dedicated WW1 commemorative site

Contact the Archive at Alleyn's

We are continually seeking to add to the archive collections and welcome donations of material falling into the categories above, and in particular papers relating to individual pupils' time at the School. For example, school reports, photographs, items of uniform, and journals or diaries. We also seek to collect School-related ephemera and artifacts.

If you wish to donate any material please write to or email the Archivist as we do not accept unsolicited material.

If you have an enquiry please write to or email the Archive and we will endeavour to answer this for you. The Archivist works Monday afternoon, Tuesdays and Wednesdays all through the year. Visits to the Archive are by appointment only.

"The Archive at Alleyn's holds the Appleyard papers: a small collection on alumnus and WW1 Military Cross holder John Ernest Appleyard which includes a sketchbook, a notebook, war medals and letters."