St Paul’s School Archive

The St Paul’s School Archive exists to collect, catalogue, preserve, and make accessible the records of St Paul’s School.

The collection is used to support the work of St Paul’s School by providing an inspirational educational and heritage resource for teaching and supporting the community.

Key Collections and Items

St Paul’s School Archive consists of both archives and artefacts from the 17th Century to present day in a variety of formats. The Archive is a living archive that maintains historic records as well as adding modern records to create a continuous and rich narrative history of the School.

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

  • Student Registers and Files
  • Master’s Files
  • Club, society, and sports records
  • The Pauline (years 1882-1900 and 1914-18 have been digitised and are searchable here)
  • Photograph collections
  • Apposition Records
  • Commonplace books and photo albums
  • D-Day Map
  • Uniform and sports kit
  • Art collection

Research, Enquiries, and Access

St Paul’s School Archive 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 no catalogue and 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