The School Archive

What archives do we hold?

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 Days 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.

What do we collect?

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.

How can we help you?

The Archivist works Monday afternoon, Tuesdays and Wednesdays all through the year.

Please contact us if you feel your requirements will involve extensive research, as due to space limitations and staffing resources at the moment we can only offer a very limited service to visitors to the Archive. Visits to the Archive are by appointment only.

Contact the Archive

You can contact the Archive by email, or by post to Alleyn's School, Townley Road, London, SE22 8SU.

Alleyn's at Rossall

Eighty years ago, in January 1941, 200 boys from the Junior and Senior School at Alleyn's were evacuated to Rossall School in Lancashire to start a new chapter of their education, away from the danger of wartime London.
Watch this fascinating account of life at Rossall during World War Two by long-standing Rossall member of staff, Mrs Katie Lee.

Alleyn's features 5 mins in!