KAS Archive

    The King Alfred School maintains an institutional archive dating back to our founding years. Material in the collection documents the history and ethos of KAS from 1898 to the present day.

    Photographs, correspondence, official papers, news-clippings, film, school magazines, and ephemera tell the story of The King Alfred School from its early days as a pioneering progressive school to its role today as a leader in education. 

    The collection covers teaching and learning, our educational philosophy and principles as a progressive school, school governance and operations, and life at KAS. Highlights include the papers of John Russell Headmaster from 1901-1920, KAS during two world wars, student life in the 1960s, and oral histories collected to celebrate KAS's centenary in 1988. Please browse the Archive Photo and Video Galleries see a selection of images from the collection.

    Donate to the KAS Archive

    Our collection is always growing. We are grateful to the Old Alfredians who have donated material to the KAS Archive. If you have material that you think may be of interest to the archive, please contact KAS Archivist Dr Sheila Hanlon, sheilah@kingalfred.org.uk 02084575200. Both originals and copies of historic material are warmly welcome.

    Using the Collection

    Researchers are welcome to consult the collection during term time by appointment.