The Arden Archives hold an assortment of items that collectively record the history of our School. Our collection contains old photographs, uniforms from past eras, class rolls, awards, paintings and prints, old books, school magazines, yearbooks and trophies among other treasures. The Archives are situated in the historic Cook House building on the Beecroft campus and are currently being accessioned. We are working towards 2022 when Arden will celebrate its Centenary - that is one hundred years since the School was founded in 1922.
The photographs below are examples of some of our oldest surviving items. They were all taken in the early 1920s, when the School was first established as a branch of PLC Croydon. If you look carefully at photo 4 you will see the year, 1924, has been written on a ball held by the girl in the centre of the frame. The students are standing on the steps of the Presbyterian Church Hall in Welham St, Beecroft - the first ever campus of what is now Arden Anglican School.
We would love to collect more historically significant material, particularly for the period from 1922 to 1950, however, items from beyond that range would also be greatly appreciated. If you or your family have photographs or items of historical value to the School that you are happy to donate to the Archives please email email@example.com
with the details. We are very happy to acknowledge provenance and donors.