The Archives and Memorabilia

Welcome to the Archives

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.

Up until September 2021 the Archives had been on display in the bungalow, but as the school needed additional space for their new Teacher Training Facility, sadly, the Archives have been put into storage for safe-keeping in the short-term. Unfortunately we aren't able to accept visitors just now but we will still be raiding our wonderful Archives to create memorabilia displays at our Reunion events just as we always have.

The Pate’s Society hopes that the school will be able to find somewhere to display the Archives in the future but, in the meantime, please do get in touch with the archivists ( if you would like us to research anything for you.


 We are delighted to offer the following two DVDs for you to purchase - both capturing 'days gone by' at both the girls and boys schools.

"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 able to accept payment online or by cheque - please make your cheque payable to Pate's Grammar School. Or if you prefer 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

If you are paying online: Please send a confirmation email to stating which DVD(s) you require and include your postal delivery address. Thank you.

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.