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 beforehand as we do not accept unsolicited material.
You can contact the Archive by email, or by post to Alleyn's School, Townley Road, London, SE22 8SU.
Alleyn's School Archivist Nicola Waddington tells how an act of vandalism became part of school history.
The life and military valour of AOB Frank Kirby has been commemorated by a Blue Plaque in the town of his birth.
Alleyn Old Boys from the 1950’s gathered under the chestnut tree to celebrate 70 years since the start of their life in the classroom known as the Tin Tab.
This guide was designed as a walking tour for the Big Reunion, held as part of the 400 Anniversary celebrations in June 2019.Kindly put together by Hon. archivist Neil French.
This collection of photographs from Alleyn's in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's was put together for the Big Reunion in 2019
We celebrate on this day in 1882 the birth of AOB Arthur Ewins, eminent and groundbreaking chemist.
We have a regular 'Archive' feature in our biannual EAC Magazine. Please see a selection below or browse the Archive here
Supporting Alleyn's through Collective Effort: Autumn 2017
Please see below a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan programmes from School productions: