Now available to view at Cambridgeshire Archives is a collection that brings together records from the long and varied history of Hills Road Sixth Form College.
It is mostly made up of material from Hills Road's archives but also includes a small number records already held at Cambridgeshire Archives.
Kevin Roberts, Cambridgeshire County Council's Cataloguing Archivist, said, "We hold the records of over three hundred schools at our archives in Cambridge and Huntingdon. This is by far the largest and most comprehensively documented of all our school collections. Of the four thousand catalogued items we have from schools, almost one thousand are in the Hills Road Sixth Form College collection."
Hills Road Sixth Form College provided Cambridgeshire Archives with a significant number of photographs, records, and publications for the collection. Some date back as far as 1900, when the Cambridge and County School for Boys, which later became the Cambridgeshire High School for boys, and then Hills Road Sixth Form College, was founded.
Laura Moss, Library & Digital Resources Manager at Hills Road, said "The College realised the extent of this valuable information and wanted it to be made accessible to the public. We approached the Cambridgeshire Archives team and they were extremely enthusiastic to help."
The archival catalogue documenting this collection (C/ES30C) is available to view online here and catalogues for our other schools collection can be also be found on the CalmView website.
To view the records themselves, including admission registers, log books, punishment books, and meeting minutes of school managers, researchers will need to pay a visit to Shire Hall in Cambridge or Huntingdon Library and Archives.