The Archives and Memorabilia

Welcome to the Archives

The Archives are housed in the Development Office bungalow at Pate’s Grammar School which provides a wonderful space to store and display vital links to our illustrious history of our school.

We are very fortunate to have the dedication of Pate’s Society committee members Maggie Cowie (nee Sully - arr 1962) and Rob Rimell (arr 1963) who manage the archives as volunteers. They spend considerable time dedicated to the facility and we are indebted to them.

We collect any material concerning the history of the school - programmes, brochures, photographs, school reports, etc. to add to the considerable archive we have collected so far so please do look through any of your school treasures and if there is something that might be of interest to others please consider either donating it to the school archives, or bringing it along to an event or allowing us to take a copy. Thank you in advance.

The archives are always open during reunions. If you would like to visit the archives at some other time please do get in touch with the archivists ( and we would happy to escort you back in time.


 A number of memorabilia items are available to buy:

"Pate's Past" is a 44-minute DVD produced from old films made by Pate's Grammar School for Girls. It depicts life in the school in 1939, 1950 and 1955, plus some excerpts from joint musical and theatrical productions of the late 1950s-early 1960s.

'Honour the Founder' is a video compilation of clips from film shot at Cheltenham Grammar School from the late 1950's to the early 1970's.

Each DVD costs £7.00, plus £1.50 postage & packing (in the UK). We are now able to accept online payment and payment by cheque (please make cheques payable to Pate's Grammar School). Please use the following account details for online payment with the reference 'Archives':

Bank : Barclays
Payments To : Pate's Grammar School
Sort Code : 20-20-23
Account Number : 33884961

Please note we are only able to post out DVD's during term time when the Development Office is open, so there may be a delay if you send your order during school holiday times. If you have any queries relating to purchasing our DVDs please drop us a line at and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible, thank you.