Gresham’s Archive

Our School Archive was established in 2005 as a part of the school’s 450th anniversary celebrations. Since then, our Archivist Liz Larby has built up a collection of documents, photographs and other objects which tie into the School’s long history. If you are interested in finding out more go to the Archives section of the website where you will find a list of headmasters, articles, photographs and a link to our digitised Gresham magazines.

Our assorted works now include a photo collection dating back to the 19th century, over a century’s worth of The Gresham magazine, a school register from 1858 and numerous articles and press cuttings about OGs. Old registers, prizes and medals, pupil diaries and books by or about alumni and staff also form a principal part of our Archive.

The Archives are situated in the offices at Old School House in Holt with the Finance Department and consists of a search room and store. The collection provides an extremely valuable resource for answering enquiries, collating informative displays and for researchers seeking historical source materials. Gresham’s history pupils studying the First World War now use the archives as part of their lessons, and it is fast becoming a core part of the history learning at the School.

Visitors, OGs, students and staff are welcome to view the public collection, consult the Archivist or potentially donate materials. You are very welcome to visit The Archives by appointment. Please contact our Archivist, Liz Larby, on 01263 714613 or via email at