Manchester Grammar School Archive

Black and white photograph of pupils at Jewish Assembly in the late 1950s or 1960s • Manchester Grammar School Archive

The Manchester Grammar School Archive holds the records of Manchester Grammar School, where many of Manchester’s Jewish population received their education.

Archive Description

The MGS Archive contains documents, photographs, artefacts and audio-visual material relating to the 500 year history of the School. In fact, our oldest item actually predates the foundation of the School – a deed from 1357 for a building once owned by the School at its previous site at Long Millgate, now in Manchester City Centre.

The photographs, admissions registers, text and scrap books, uniform, a complete collection of Ulula which began publication in 1873, drama and music programmes, all contribute to demonstrating first-hand the history of MGS. It is continuing to add to the archive with material from the life of the School as it happens, and so the archive has material in the archive from as recently as 2020.

The archive also contains documents relating to the Old Mancunians’ Association and the three preparatory schools which were once associated with MGS (Sale High School, South Manchester School and North Manchester School).

Access Information

The archives are open to the public by appointment. They are open Wednesday to Friday, 9am-2pm, and appointments must be made in advance by contacting

Digital Accessibility

An archive catalogue is available online here.

Street Address

Manchester Grammar School
Old Hall Lane
M13 0XT

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