Alleyn’s School

Senior School

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

Alleyn's Headmaster Dr Gary SavageWelcome to Alleyn's School

Alleyn's is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational day schools, committed to achieving academic excellence within an ethos of strong pastoral care and a vibrant co-curriculum.

This holistic approach to education aims to nurture every pupil, enabling each to fulfill his or her own potential while making lasting friendships and enjoying life to the full.

'A key theme of my Headship is academic enrichment, inside and outside the classroom, providing opportunities for pupils to extend their horizons, develop a lifelong love of learning and a keen appreciation of the life of the mind.'

Read more of Headmaster Dr Gary Savage's welcome message.


Alleyn's launches WW1 commemorative site

As a commemoration to World War One Alleyn’s has launched a website that commemorates the role of Alleyn’s boys in WW1. So far 1,900 boys are listed and some have biographies. If your relative was an Alleyn’s Old Boy who fought in WW1 please do send us his story for inclusion on the website

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Trinity 2016 newsletter

Browse our Trinity term highlights and new comment columns.


Good Schools Guide

Read what the Good Schools Guide has to say about us.

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Blue Plaques


Much to the delight of English Heritage (Historic England), Dr Dutta (Classics department) proposed a blue plaque for Samuel Beckett at 48 Paultons Square in Chelsea. A plaque was simultaneously erected for the physicist, Patrick Blackett. Here, Dr Dutta is saying a few words at the unveiling. 


Charity Presentation


Mr Alldrick, Housemaster of Brown’s House presents a cheque to Anne Lennox for £2,500 from all the members of Brown’s House to the Myotubular Trust. Funds were raised from cake sales, the last Founder's Day stall and their charity bike ride. Well done to everyone and it was a pleasure to be able to support this wonderful charity.


Outstanding start to season for 1st XI Football Team


The Alleyn's school 1st XI has started the season in imperious style. At the time of writing, they are unbeaten in their first 4 matches, having won two and drawn two. They are currently top of the prestigious Elgin Capital League South division. They have drawn with City of London School and Kinetic Academy and have wins against Lancing College and Winchester College. There can be no doubt that the successful pre-season tour to Germany for 45 of the senior boys has played its part in this and they will look to build on this momentum into what will be a testing couple of weeks including the first round of the National Boodle's cup.


Remembering the Fallen


Alleyn's pupils are researching the lives of AOBs who fought in WWI as part of the WWI centenary commemoration.


National Water Polo Successes

It's been a bumper few months for our boys', girls' and mixed water polo teams. Read on for the latest results.

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Maths & Physics Society


Year 13 student, Sara Haxhia, gave a terrific talk on parallet universes.


Fencing Highlight

Laura Sheffield has won gold in the U17 and silver in the U20 competitions at the National Fencing Championships. It is the first time anyone has won the U17 two years running aged 14 and 15.  

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Inter-Schools Cycling at the Herne Hill Velodrome


Cycling continues to be very popular with pupils and at the recent Inter-Schools' Cycling Championships the Alleyn’s Girls team took the trophy for the third year in a row. The U14 team came 6th in their age group and the U16s were a very creditable 4th in their group.


Alleyn's Parents' Association

For information about the activities of the APA please click here.

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Schools Together

We belong to the Schools Together Partnership, an ISC, DoE and ISSP backed-organisation that encourages collaboration between schools and local communities. Visit the STP site to read about our activities.

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Open Days

For details of our Open Days please click here.

The next event is on Saturday 1st October from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon - all welcome!

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Publication of the Foundation Schools Coach Service Study Report

The Report of a joint study between London Borough of Southwark (LBS) and The Dulwich Foundation Schools has recently been published. The Study explores the impact of the Schools Coach Service on local traffic arrangements, especially in relation to the proposed Quietway along Calton Avenue and congestion in Townley Road.

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Science Building Opens


We are delighted that our RV Jones Science Building has now formally opened. It features state of the art labs, a rooftop observatory and a cloud chamber. RV Jones was a notable Alleyn Old Boy who is widely recognised for his scientific achievements and WW2 contribution.


Local MTA charity @ MCT

As part of the National Theatre Connections Project, local charity Montage Theatre Arts (MTA) hired the MCT at Alleyn's on a community basis to rehearse and perform their production of I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here.

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Higher Education Offers

We were pleased that the picture of our students' higher education offers is once again extremely positive for the field of applicants from Alleyn’s.  

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Team England win World Schools Debating Championships

Click here to see a short video about the success of the team which spent eight days in Germany and included Rosa Thomas of Alleyn's.


Up on the roof


Last term there were two sun spots visible, AR2548 in the middle and the departing sunspot AR2546. The Sun’s daily activity can also be tracked on this website Spaceweather.com as it does vary from day to day. We are using the new Observatory even in the day, and the pupils get a lot out of it.


British Youth Climbing Series National Championships


Well done to Paola from Year 8 for competing in British Youth Climbing Series National Championships in Scotland on 23rd April. The event was the culmination of a lot of hard work over the year. Faced with the mammoth 25 metre wall she finished an exceedingly commendable 14th - a superb effort. The next big event is the British Open in September.


Gold level accreditation


We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Senior and Junior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us to be the only school in Southwark to gain Gold accreditation under the TfL STARS scheme.

Our achievement was the combination of many activities such as the cycling clubs, the “bike-it” crew, assemblies and lessons on cycling and personal safety, the Safe Routes to School Committee, the Eco-Council and other school committees, “Walk to School Week", the "cycle-to-work” scheme and the general encouragement of the pupils and staff to cycle, scooter or walk to school, that has made this possible.


Swimming for England


During the Easter holiday Sasha Tinkler-Davies, Year 11, represented England in the EU U17 European Nations Water Polo Cup in Denmark. Sasha scored 5 goals during the tournament and helped England secure a Bronze Medal.

Alleyn's School celebrates A Level and GCSE results

Alleyn’s School lauds outstanding GCSE achievements as pupils post their best ever results with 67% of all grades being A* and 92% of all grades being A* and A. 

Just a week after their Sixth Form peers matched School record on A Level results day, Year 11 pupils at Alleyn’s School are also jumping for joy at posting their very own record-breaking set of GCSE grades.

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Thursday 13th October

Advent 2016: The Fibonnaci Sequence

‘…dazzlingly good chamber ensemble … exuberantly expressive, intimate style … gorgeous idiomatic playing’. The Times 

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Alleyn's School on Twitter


Sports of all sorts - Lent 2016

Basketball, waterpolo, netball, football, hockey and more ... from our Lent Newsletter.

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Alleyn's in the media

April - Senior Deputy Head, Andy Skinnard, was recently featured in London Life magazines, writing on well-being in schools.

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Football: Alleyn's pupils bolster ISFA teams

Several boys started their football season early this year, representing the ISFA across a range of ages.

Billy Murphy, representing the ISFA England side at U15 put in fine performances at centre-half and received many plaudits for his performance against Crystal Palace where he led the defence to a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw against the Premier League academy team.

Zach Wood represented the ISFA U16 side at the Oakham football festival, again at centre half. A testing series of fixtures against academy sides from Rotherham United, Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Bradford City and Leicester City served as excellent preparation as he steps up to represent the school 1st XI.

Sam Arbuckle, who is a mainstay for the ISFA U16 team, spent the summer working with his Academy side Fulham in preparation for the coming season.

Luke Cook represented the ISFA U14 National side at the same festival as Zach, again matching up against Academy sides from as far away as Dunfermline. Luke will have gained much from the experience and will have been delighted to have netted several goals in his role as centre forward against oppositions of such pedigree.

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The new astro-turf pitch


Reports from all the teams playing and practising this term on the new 'astro' are that it is a superb surface to play on.


Music Tour of Barcelona


Our Music students went on tour to Barcelona in July.


Saturday Maths

Well done to all of our Year 11 pupils who acted as mentors on the Saturday Maths Scheme this year.

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Debating

Having been runner-up in the ESU English Schools' Mace last year, Rosa Thomas has now, with Hannah Maconochie, won the first round (against JAGS and Dulwich College) of this year's competition.

Rosa has also excelled herself to be selected to represent England in the World Schools' Debating competition in Stuttgart in July 2016. Top four in the country!

Her former team-mate Matthew Hankin has now moved on to Cambridge where he is the only fresher to have been chosen for the varsity team for the debate between Cambridge and Oxford.


Diving Champion


Year 8 pupil, Eden Cheng (pictured with Peter Waterfield, Olympic diving silver medallist) has recently competed in the national age group diving championships. 

Eden competed in all three board disciplines and became National Champion on 2 of the boards, while obtaining a bronze for the last one.


Girls' Football


The U13 girls have done brilliantly to retain the ISFA South East title. For a full report of the tournament please click here.


GB Sailing


Daisy Collingridge (Year 11) and her brother qualified to represent Great Britain in the Cadet Class Sailing World Championships at Lake Garda last August. 


U13 Cricket Cup Winners


The Under 13 Cricket team performed superbly to finish as London Cup winners for the second year in succession. They played Ilford County High School in the final at Blackheath Cricket Club and won by seven wickets.

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