The Berkshire Record Office holds the records of over 800 schools.

Some schools began as charitable foundations centuries before public education became a requirement. Others began as British or National schools under the encouragement of churches. From 1870 local authorities became involved in building and running schools.

We have compiled source guides to school records for each area of Berkshire and you can view the downloads on this page. We have a comprehensive index to school records in our searchroom, so please do get in touch if your school is not listed in one of the guides.

Please note that we do not hold individual pupil records or examination results.


School source guides for:


North Berks


Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


West Berkshire