Alleyn’s School

Senior School

Co-educational, academic
excellence in a caring, friendly,
and welcoming community

Co-educational, academic excellence

This website aims to give you an insight into this high-achieving and friendly community. It gives an overview of our activities and achievements and seeks to portray our unique ethos and friendly, inclusive atmosphere. There are links to the various parts of our community: our Junior School (boys and girls aged 4–11); the Alleyn's Parents' Association ; the Edward Alleyn Club (our alumni association) and to the Advancing Alleyn's campaign (our development fund). Other useful information covers admissions (policy and procedures, scholarships and bursaries), academic departments, exam results, our last inspection report and the school development plan.


Headmaster's Welcome

Alleyn's is one of the country's leading HMC co-educational day schools...

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Edward Alleyn Club: Gap Year Awards

The Edward Alleyn Club offers financial support to current Year 13 pupils of Alleyn's who wish to undertake voluntary service projects after they leave school, either during the summer vacation or in their year off before starting work or university. Please follow this link to find out how to apply.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd April, 2014.


Victoria Cross

Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, V.C., gave an inspiring talk to all sections of the Alleyn's CCF including a vivid account of the action in Iraq which led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross for Gallantry.

He is pictured here with Alleyn's senior NCOs.

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Korean Visitors


Twelve English teachers from South Korea who have spent eight weeks in the UK came to experience daily life at Alleyn's by shadowing our teachers,delivering lessons and observing a variety of lunchtime clubs as part of their professional development.  


Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture


This year's Chaplaincy Lecture was given by Dr Lord (Rowan) Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury on Why C S Lewis Matters.


The Trib

Student magazine, The Trib was published at the end of the Advent Term and may be viewed here.


Alleyn's Parents' Association

Headmaster's Termly Lunches: If you would like to put your name on the list for future termly lunches please email the APA.

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Governors' Research Project Prize

We are proud of Rebecca Hindmarsh who is the winner of this year's GRPP with her scholarly essay. Runners-up were Francesca Forristal and Haroun Hameed who are also to be congratulated.


Advancing Alleyn's enables pupils to touch the ancient past...

How fortunate we are that donations have enabled the Classics department to purchase a Greek skyphos (drinking cup) from 425-400 B.C.

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The Unexpected Professor...John Carey


John Carey, author of Radio 4 Book of the Week (beginning on Monday 31st March), talked with great erudition and humour about his controversial academic life.


AICS: Voces8


Voces8, performing in the MCT on 17th June, were live on In Tune on Radio 3 on Wednesday 5th February to mark the release of their new album Eventide. You can preview their album here.


LAMDA Showcase


Over 100 boys and girls from Years 8 to 10 took part in two LAMDA showcase productions in the MCT in preparation for their LAMDA examinations last term.


Alleyn's International Concert Series: Ensemble 360


Fourteen chamber groups enjoyed inspiring masterclasses with members of Ensemble 360 who then gave a thrilling evening concert with powerful interpretations of works by Schubert and Brahms as part of Alleyn's International Concert Series.


School Development Programme

The swimming pool refurbishment is well on its way to completion; to see the other exciting plans for the Alleyn's campus please click on the heading.

For bigger pictures please click here.

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Ogden Trust Lecture

Year 10s had the privilege of hosting other local schools' GCSE pupils at a lecture put on by the Physics Department in conjunction with the Ogden Trust.


Trebuchet Club


These models of siege engines are put together with assistance from the Design Technology Department during lunchtimes. The boys were competing to see how far they could catapult their projectiles, ideally in a straight line.


Soldering Club


Mr Tober has been leading a very popular Soldering Club making colour-mixers with diodes for use in Physics lessons.


125 years at Townley Road

See the film made by pupils and staff to celebrate 125 years of the School's move to our Townley Road site.

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Science Awards

Edward Boyd was awarded a Nuffield Bursary last term and went on to conduct a period of biological research at a laboratory over the summer. Based on his 70+ hours of research and the subsequent written project, Ed has been awarded a CREST Gold Award by the British Science Association. 

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ISFA Fair Play Award 2013-2014


Congratulations to our footballers upon their winning the ISFA Fair Play Award – yet again!

We work hard to develop this attitude in sport throughout the school and it is a credit to all involved that their dedication has been rewarded again. 


National Successes

Congratulations to Saskia Millard (Year 9) for her 800m Indoor Athletics Championship win.

Congratulations to Helen (Year 10) and Laura (Year 9) Sheffield and Kalyani Ramanan (Year 10) who are National Schools' Team Fencing Champions - epée - in their age groups.


Water Polo News

No fewer than 76 Alleyn’s boys and girls have represented the Alleyn’s water polo teams and received a medal for their achievements. 

U14 Girls' were crowned ESSA National Champions for the third consecutive year which has never before been achieved in this competition by any school.

U15 team finished fourth in their respective final after qualifying out of 17 schools in the Schools' Water Polo League.

U16 & U18 girls' teams achieved Bronze medals in the ESSA National Competition finals.

U16 team narrowly lost in their ESSA National semi-final and finished fourth.

U18 boys' were crowned ESSA Champions in the National Plate Competition.

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Tom captains England


Following a successful camp at the new England National Training Centre at St George's Park, Tom Sealy, Alleyn’s 1st XI football captain has been selected to represent ISFA England in their international fixture against Australia Schoolboys on 19th January. Tom was also fortunate enough to captain the ISFA team in their fixtures against Shropshire and Coventry City U18s.


U15 Netball forward to National semi-finals

The U15 netball girls have had a wonderfully exciting win against St Alban's...

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Lower School Swimming Gala


The Year 7 and 8 girls' swimming team have won the Trinity Schools’ Gala (held at Whitgift School) for the second year in a row. 


Girls' Sport and Games

The First XI Hockey team are Surrey and London Indoor Champions. 

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U14 National Water Polo Champions

Our girls' U14 team have retained their ESSA Water Polo Championship title again this year, for the third year running - a tremendous achievement.

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Cross-country success leading to English Schools' National Finals

2 pupils have qualified automatically for the Junior Girls' cross-country finals and a further 4 are in the squad from which the rest of the teams will be selected.

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Alleyn's School, Townley Road, Dulwich
London SE22 8SU
020 8557 1500