Stored onsite in purpose designed accommodation, the archives contain records of the school’s activities, administration and alumni, predominately dating from the 1868 split from Westminster Abbey. Additional records covering the earlier period of the school’s history can be found in the Westminster Abbey Muniment Room and Library. The Archivist, Elizabeth Wells, also manages the school’s collections, including works of art, rare books, manuscripts and a wide range of artefacts.
Our collection of rare books is particularly strong, containing the bulk of the library amassed by Head Master, Dr Richard Busby, during the 17th Century. There is also a significant collection of Latin and Greek Grammars, dating back to the 16th Century. The school continues to collect first and fine editions of works by Old Westminsters.