The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    The King's School Archives


    The King’s School Archives contain documents, photographs and miscellaneous items documenting our 500 year history, such as:

    • Past uniforms
    • Governors’ Minutes Books and various ledgers
    • Admission Registers (1837 onwards) – with indexes
    • Photographs – full school, sports etc.
    • Combined Cadet Force band equipment
    • Miscellaneous Examination and test results
    • Staff records
    • Past copies of Granthamian magazine
    • Yearly school lists
    • Maps and plans of the school
    • Transcripts and photographs of the Old School carvings
    • Miscellaneous items deposited by old pupils
    • Copies of the WWI and WWII memorials
    • Copy of Fox’s Deed, 1528
    • Items relating to Isaac Newton and Bishop Wand
    • Newton 350th Anniversary Dinner photographs

    We welcome any contributions or donations to our archives, particularly pre World War II items. Visitors by prior appointment only.

    Information Sheets

    The information sheets below have been prepared by our volunteer School Archivists and are available as a pdf for you to download.

    1. 1. Earliest Days
    2. 2. Elizabethan Schooling
    3. 3. Pre-1600
    4. 4. Seventeenth Century Masters
    5. 5. Eighteenth Century Masters
    6. 6. Finances pre-1815
    7. 7. View from The King's School Quad
    8. 8. The Nineteenth Century and the regime of 1855
    9. 9. The Nineteenth Century and the regime of 1876
    10. 10. W.R. Dawson and the staff sackings
    11. 11. Financial problems and the L.E.A.
    12. 12. Post World War I and Alexander James Tate
    13. 13. Carvings in the Old School
    14. 14. Old Granthamians