Orleans Park School

Scope and Content

Administrative records of Orleans Park School, which was previously Orleans County Secondary School.

Administrative / Biographical History

Orleans County Secondary School opened in 1914 in Napoleon Road, Twickenham. In 1961 the school acquired the site of the Exiles Football Ground in Richmond Road for a sports field. In 1972 the Local Education Authority for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames adopted the Comprehensive education system, and as a flagship aspect of this undertaking it was decided that Orleans, because of its central location in the Borough, should be rebuilt and expanded. The sports field on Richmond Road, Twickenham, was chosen as the site for the new building. The school was reopened on the new site in 1976, and was the Borough's first purpose-built comprehensive school.


The collection is arranged as follows:

  • S1/1 - Log Books, 1978 - 1982
  • S1/2 - Admission Registers, 1961 - 1977
  • S1/3 - Diaries, 1985 - 1986
  • S1/4 - Books of Excellence, 2008 - 2013
  • S1/5 - Governors' documents, 1967 - 2005
  • S1/6 - Prospectuses, 1977 - 2009
  • S1/7 - School Performance and Funding Documents, 1981 - 2004
  • S1/8 - Events documents, 1976

Conditions Governing Access

Some records within this collection are open for access and can be viewed at Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive. No appointment is necessary to view archival material.

The opening times and address for Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive can be found online at: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/localstudies

Please note that some records within this collection are closed and not currently available for research. For further information, please contact Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive through any of the contact methods listed at: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/localstudies

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed catalogue of this collection can be found online at https://richmond.spydus.co.uk/spydus.html

Related Material

A series of news cuttings volumes relating to the school's activities are held by Orleans Park School library.