Archives of King Edward VI Foundation

The purpose of our archives is to collect, catalogue, maintain and make accessible the records of the King Edwards Foundation.

The archive comprises thousands of documents, photographs and artefacts relating to the history of the Foundation and its 14 schools. From the Free School Charter created in 1552 to the present day, records help us grasp the past so that we may understand our present and plan for our future.

To delve deeper into our archive visit our online catalogue and browse our digital archive. We began cataloguing the archive in April 2023 and it is an ongoing process, so please do get in touch if you have a query about an uncatalogued collection.

Archive Enquiries

The King Edwards Foundation Archive offers a remote enquiry service for researchers. Enquiries can be submitted via the following methods:


In writing: The Archivist, King Edward VI Foundation, Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2UD

Please remember to supply as much background information as possible to help in our research and we will do our best to get back to you in 7 working days.  Please be aware that, at present, there is no catalogue and so enquiries may take some time to research.

The Archives are available to the school community, and to the wider public. On-site access to the Archive is available to the public by strict appointment only, and exclusively outside of school term time.  All users will be required to provide photographic ID to access the collection on-site.

Archive Donations

We rely heavily on donations to keep our collection as diverse and up to date as possible. Would you like to add your history to ours? If so we would be very happy to hear from you.

Archive Donations

Please enter a number from 1 to 100.
Would you be willing to bring the items to the Foundation Office?