Monkton Combe School and Clarendon School Digital Archives

Founded in 1868 by the Revd Francis Pocock, Monkton Combe School is proud to own an extensive archive of documents, photographs, publications, uniforms and memorabilia relating to school life and to the school’s buildings and estates in Monkton Combe, as well as to the Junior/Prep School in Combe Down.  This archive has been cared for and added to over time by dedicated members of staff and volunteers, but is not accessible to the Monkton Community in its current form.

Clarendon School was started in a semi-detached house called Clarendon in North Malvern in January 1898 by Miss Amy Flint, assisted by her sisters, Annie and Mary.  The school moved to Abergele in 1948 and then again to Bedfordshire in 1975.  Clarendon’s final move took place in 1992, when it merged with Monkton Combe School. Clarendon School has a much smaller but growing archive.

We are at the start of a significant project to digitise as much of both our archives as possible, as resources allow.  This will preserve precious material for the future and make it available to a wider audience, without the need to physically handle historic and fragile items that can easily degrade and be lost.  We have begun by digitising a small selection of Monktonians, Magpies and school photographs of both schools from the 1870s onwards.

Click on Browse to get started and then click on a category to view the items.  There is a full search facility to allow you to browse by year, name, category or keyword. We hope you enjoy using this fascinating resource.

We are always keen to add relevant material to the Archive.  If you have any items that relate directly to Monkton Combe School, Clarendon School or to Monkton Junior/Prep School that you would like to donate, please contact the Alumni Relations team at OMs@monkton.org.uk

If you have any questions about the Archive or thoughts about the project, please contact OMs@monkton.org.uk

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