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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education Student Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
90 archive boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education.

Administrative / Biographical history

The Department for the Training of Teachers was established under John William Adamson in 1890. In 1896 it was split into two sections: the Day Training College for those intending to teach in elementary schools, and the Department for Secondary Training. These were amalgamated in 1922 to form the Education Department, part of the Faculty of Arts. This became the Faculty of Education in 1968, which merged with the Chelsea College Centre for Science and Mathematics Education in 1985 to create the current School of Education.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Education School Office

Content & structure

Scope and content

Day Training College Queen's/King's Scholars, 1895-1927 (Ref: KFD/RS), Day Training College log book, 1890,1910 (Ref: KFD/D), Day Training College Registers, 1890-1925 (Ref: KFD/RG), Education student files, 1938-1944, 1962-64, 1987-1993 (Ref: KFD/FP), Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) student files, 1946-1980 (Ref: KFD/FPPG), MA/MEd student files, 1984-1988 (Ref: KFD/FPPG), departmental photographs, 1930-1958 (Ref: KDH/PH). Information typically contained in the Queen's, later King's scholars' series includes criticisms, lessons and practising school-work. From 1905-1925 there is also a volume of reports on postgraduate and secondary training students. The Day Training College log book contains correspondence from 1896-1901. The register series includes a register of attendance and tutorial lists, 1890-1911, and a register of applicants to the Day Training College, 1910-1925. Information contained in the student files includes name, permanent address, date of birth, university, whether resident or day student, father's name, permanent address and profession, names and address of employer, name of students' mother and profession, gross income of parents and student correspondence. Files for the period 1987-1993 only include those students who passed the course. With the PGCE files there are some gaps in early series and incomplete sections, whilst some files are listed in the Registry series.


Periodic deposits by School Office.

System of arrangement

Files for years 1938-1944 are listed chronologically by year of application, then alphabetically. The years 1962-1964 are divided into sessions and then organised alphabetically. Files for 1987-1993 are organised by year of graduation, then alphabetically within each year. Postgraduate files for 1946-1973 are separated into men and women students, thereafter they are boxed together in academic years and alphabetically.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by the School Office and other appropriate College staff with permission from the Head of the School.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to School Office staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KFD), King's College London Registry Student Records (Ref: KAR/PGCE); Day Training Department/Faculty/School of Education Records (Refs: KCLCA 1994/KDF, 1995/KFD, 1998 KDF, KFD/D, KFD/RG, KFD/M, KFD/EQ, KFD/PH, KFD/PM, KFD/L, KFD/TH, KFD/RS); Examination Question Papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Academic year
  • Documents
  • Educational attendance
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational sciences
  • Educational statistics
  • Educational timetables
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sources
  • Log books
  • Photographs
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department for Secondary Training
  • King's College London, Department of Day Training
  • King's College London, Department of Education
  • King's College London, Faculty of Education
  • King's College London, School of Education

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