My Ashford School

Our Archives

Our Archive Room is currently based in Nightingale and contains a unique collection of memorabilia relating to the history of Ashford School and Ashford Friars Prep School, consisting of photographs, objects and documents.

Ashford School is committed to cataloguing and preserving our existing material and rebuilding the archive with new material offered by former pupils and friends.

Our Archivists

If you would like to volunteer in the archives, please get in touch with the team by emailing the archive team.

Donating Your Memorabilia

We are always looking to grow our collection of materials relating to the history of Ashford School (including Ashford School for Girls and Friars Prep School), from photos, to past magazines and prospectuses, to uniform and trophies. Please get in touch with the archive team if you would like to send us a submission.

Online Archive

The School has committed to a long-term project bringing the Archive into greater order and, for the first time, making searchable digital copies of our valuable archive photographs, publications and other documents which will be made available for all alumni, parents and current pupils. You can access our digital archive here.

The Archive includes a digital version of Patricia Earlam’s 1998 Illustrated Centenary History of Ashford School. Pat, the former Senior Mistress, retired after 37 years at Ashford and became the School’s official archivist, compiling and producing for the School’s centenary a 160-page all-encompassing history of the School and a fascinating read for everyone, no matter when they were at Ashford School. Sadly, Patricia Earlam passed away peacefully in February 2005.

Sponsor a Plaque

The Alumni & Development Office is committed to ensuring that Ashford School’s history (including Ashford School for Girls and Friars Prep School) is visible around the School site. Generously supported by the Ashford School Association, we will be installing blue plaques around both the Great Chart and East Hill sites, which will commemorate the History of the School as well as former teachers and notable alumni.

If you would like to sponsor a plaque, or would like to commemorate a former member of staff, please get in touch with the Alumni & Development Office alumni@ashfordschool.co.uk.