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Welcome to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School Archive.  This section of the website is our place to share some of the extensive history of the school with our community, alumni and friends.

We house many items in our Archives located in Aldenham house, a great majority of our holdings consists of print material, such as: School publications, yearbooks, photographs.  However, we are working on digitising it, but as you can imagine this involves a great deal of work.

We always welcome any member of our community or the public to contact us regarding any information, however in order to best direct your enquiry please be aware that the archives holds the following information:

Previous School Publications, including:

  • • Skylark – The Annual School Magazine
  • • Skylight – the termly School Magazine
  • • Occasional Papers – Academic Papers written by Staff and Students
  • • Habs Geographical – The School Geography Magazine
  • • Scribe – The School English Magazine
  • • Scope – The School Scientific and Technical Journal
  • • Veritas – The School Theology and Philosophy Journal

School Records:

  • • Admission Registers - these contain pupil information and can include name, date of birth, address, date of admission and date of leaving.
  • • Log Books - these are Head Teacher journals and can include staff and pupil absence figures, fire drills and visitors to the school.


  • • Photographs and Videos of various plays, sporting events and staff/students dating back to the 19th Century


  • • Uniforms throughout the years at Habs

Information we do not have:

The following information is not held in our Archives, please contact the relevant external company to request it.


Requesting Information:

To request information, please use the following form, please note that under Data Protection, data requested about someone other than yourself must comply within the law.

Donating to the Archive:

We welcome donations from our community and we would love to hear from you if you think you have something that may be of interest to us in documenting the history of the School and its community.

If you have photos, uniform, printed material or other artefacts please do get in touch with us to discuss a donation.