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Connecting with our heritage: QMS

The archives comprise five collections of material relating to Arnold, King Edward VII School, Queen Mary School, KEQMS and AKS. Each consists of a diverse collection of school records containing all kinds of items as well as pupil files.  We have architects’ plans, admissions registers, correspondence, speech day addresses, commemorative albums, school magazines, some text books and pupils’ exercise books,  drama and music programmes, photographs, trophies, items of uniform, framed portraits and paintings, pottery, furniture and even a rug.  There is always room for more and we welcome the donation of relevant items.

The archives span over 120 years of history. They contain a wealth of information relating to local history and many accounts of social and historical importance, especially with regard to the wartime years and the impact of education on women’s role in society. 

A small team of volunteers is dedicated to each archive and is wholeheartedly supported by school.  New volunteers to help with cataloguing via the dedicated computer software or with identifying photographs are always welcome. AKS pupils can join the Archive Club to learn about conservation, cataloguing and how to identify items for the new AKS archive.  To get in touch:  archives@akslytham.com

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21 May 2019

Success and Value

Young Fundraiser of the Year at AKS


21 May 2019

National Award for Book Review

Our library creative writing competition has produced a winner in a national award

Ashwin (Year 8) has won the Portico Sadie Massey Award for his review of Animal Farm which was submitted to the annual creative writing and book review competition helped by The Portico Library in Manchester.

Lynne Allan, Chair of The Portico Library commented, “His review was extremely impressive and with 108 entries received this year, we hope Ashwin will be very proud of this achievement.”



20 May 2019

Year 4 Are All Ears





13 May 2019

Being your Exam Best


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