Archives

There is a wealth of invaluable resources for documenting the history of the School, its pupils and staff, in the School Archives. These include:

Brentwood School Archives  

  A rate assessment for Brentwood, 1694 (now deposited in Essex Record Office)
•    Poems written by former pupils, including Douglas Adams and Griff Rhys Jones
•    A complete run of the school magazine, The Brentwoodian, 1891 – current
•    School rolls, 1870 - 1945
•    Blue Books (school lists), 1947 - current
•    Indexed admission registers, 1904 - 1947
•    School, house, and sports teams photographs from the late 19th century
•    Play and concert programmes from the late 19th century

We would be very interested to hear from anyone who would like to donate Brentwood School records or memorabilia to the archives. Many of the series are incomplete; for example we are missing many 'Greenwood' and other student magazines. We also welcome donations of photographs or written reminiscences. We are happy to scan and return any items you do not wish to part with.

Brentwood School Archives held at Essex Record Office
The oldest records of the school were deposited at Essex Record Office by Assistant Master, Rev. Richard R. Lewis, 1934-61. These include:
•    16th century deeds
•    Correspondence, mainly 19th century
•    List of boys, 1788, giving names and ages (D/DBg 43/22)
•    List of boys, c1825 (D/DBg 43/13)
•    Register of boys, giving date of birth, admission date, date of removal and remarks, 1852-1926 (D/DBg      43/24)
Please contact ERO for more information about these records: Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6YT Email: ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk Tel: 01245 244644

If you have an enquiry or wish to visit the Archives, please contact:

Dr Stacey Harmer, School Archivist

HarmerS@brentwood.essex.sch.uk