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Archive Room

The school archive

The archives at GSAL contain a range of artefacts relating to the history of the school. T澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 was formed in 2008 through the physical merger of Leeds 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 School and Leeds Girls’ High School. The school archives contain material relating to the history of the three schools. Leeds 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 School was officially founded in 1552, although its history can be traced back as far as 1341, while Leeds Girls’ High School had its foundation in 1876. The oldest item relating to the history of the school goes back to the early 17th Century.

The school archives also hold something in the region of 400 antiquarian books including 3 pre-15th century items; 60 from the 16th century and 120 dating from the 17th century. Many of these were from the original Lawson Library 1621, which was the first library in the city of Leeds. Some of them were gifts from Lawson himself, Sir Ralph Thoresby and also Rev. Joseph Hill.

The school archives are also used to support teaching at T澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 and other projects, for example John Davies, the school archivist, wrote a book describing the impact of the Great War on Leeds 澳门六合彩开奖现场直播 and Leeds Girls’ High School. John’s book ‘A High Ideal’ can be ordered from school (拢30 hardback or 拢20 paperback including P&P). Please contact听alumni@gsal.org.ukor call 0113 228 5115 for further details.

Accessing the school archive

The school archives contain a rich variety of material relating to the history of the schools, which will interest researchers, including genealogists and family historians. We are happy to take enquiries from researchers via email (alumni@gsal.org.uk), post or phone, and will do our best to respond with any information we are able to supply. However, the school receives a large number of enquiries, so please bear with us as we may not always be able to answer enquiries immediately.

We also welcome researchers who wish to visit the school to consult archive material in person, but they should contact the archivists in advance to arrange a suitable time.

John Davies and Neill Hargreaves
School Archivists

Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.