St Paul’s School Archive

The St Paul’s School Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible the historical records of St Paul’s School.

The Archives is a valuable resource for teaching and learning. Historical items from the Archives are used in classrooms and are also available to the wider school community as well as researchers.

Key Collections and Items

St Paul’s School Archives consists of items from the 17th Century to present day. Collections contain photographs, correspondence, art, and school-related objects. We continue to collect and document current school activity for future generations.

Some of the key collections and items in the Archives include:

  • Student Registers and Files
  • Club, society, and sports records
  • The Pauline (years 1882-1922 have been digitised and are searchable )
  • Photograph collections
  • Apposition Records
  • Map Used to plan D-Day
  • Uniform and sports kit
  • Art collection

Research, Enquiries, and Access

St Paul’s School Archives offers a remote enquiry service for researchers. Enquiries can be submitted via the following methods:


Telephone:  020 8748 9162

Address: The Archivist, St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9JT

On-site access to the St Paul’s School Archive is available to the public by appointment only, and exclusively outside of school term time. Term dates can be found here.  All users will be required to provide photographic ID in order to access the collection on-site.

Please be aware that, at present, there is a limited catalogue so enquiries may not be carried out quickly.

Enquiries about the development and early years of St Paul’s School should be sent to the Worshipful Company of Mercers.


The Archives is delighted to accept donations of relevant material to the collections, such as diaries, correspondence, and school memorabilia. Should you wish to donate any items, please contact the Archivist.

From the archives