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Welcome to our first Scientist-in-Residence
Dr Adam Rutherford, has joined the School, where each week he will be working with pupils and staff further to enrich and extend scientific enquiry at Alleyn’s.
He is a geneticist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship science programme, Inside Science, as well as having made many BBC documentaries on the inheritance of intelligence, on MMR and autism, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex.
Headmaster Dr Gary Savage says: “I am absolutely thrilled that a scientist of Dr Rutherford’s pedigree has agreed to become our very first Scientist-in-Residence, where he will contribute powerfully to the already high reputation of science at the School at a time when we are also investing in the Science Building and its facilities as part of our commitment to this vital area of the broader Alleyn’s curriculum.”
Friday 27th February: Mr Chris French Paranormal Experiences and Psychology (Psychology).
Wednesday 4th March: Dr Malik Ramadhan, Director of Emergency Care at Barts Health NHS Trust, Providing Emergency Care to Europe's Poorest (Medical Society)
Friday 6th March: Dan Smith, author (Year 7) for World Book Day.
Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture
We were delighted to welcome Dr Priscilla Chadwick who gave the Chaplaincy Lecture entitled: Lighting fires’ or ‘Filling buckets? Values, faith and aspiration in our schools.
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.
Academic Results 2014
Our Year 13 students have once again done tremendously well in their A Levels, achieving an excellent 34% A* and 72% A*/A grades in all subject entries.
Half of all candidates gained 3 or more grades A* and A.The total of A*, A and B grades is a splendid 93%.
Our GCSE pupils have excelled in their GCSE examinations by achieving 90% A*/A grades. 60% of examination results were A* grade and 75 pupils had a full set of A*/A grades and 23 pupils achieved 10 or more A* grades. 98% of all results were A*/A/B grades.
Governors' Research Project Prize
We are proud of Max Henderson who is the winner of this year's GRPP with his scholarly essay. Runners-up were Octavia Henderson-Cleland and Phoebe Finn who are also to be congratulated.
Authors, authors and more authors
We have been fortunate to have Sarah Waters, Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Palin, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman and Morris Gleitzman, David Mitchell and John Lanchester and Anthony Beevor speaking at a variety of book-related events (including the Wimpy Kid Roadshow).
Keep an eye on the MCT at Alleyn's website for talks coming up in 2015.
As part of our ongoing International Links programme, pupils from Kobe High School in Japan spent a day in lessons and attending co-curricular activities with our pupils. They were great fun and it was an excellent shared experience.
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.
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.
Alleyn's International Concert Series: The London Bridge Ensemble
Some tickets still available for the next in our AICS series - a programme performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen – violin; Kate Gould – cello; Daniel Tong – piano; with guest David Adams - viola; and which includes two great romantic chamber works: Schubert Piano Trio in B Flat major, D 898 and Dvořák Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 87 and opens with Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat K 424.
Thursday 5th March at 7.30 p.m. in the MCT at Alleyn's.
Please click on the heading to read a summary of all that has been going on in the PE & Sport department so far this year.
The new Science Block takes shape
The redevelopment of our Science building is progressing towards the planned opening in September 2015.
The recent Upper School production of Anything Goes carried the audience along on a joyful romp aboard the SS America. Superb singing, acting, musicianship, choreography and characterisation were the hallmark of four evenings which looked effortless but were the result of a great deal of hard work by the cast and crew. Well done to all involved.
We welcome three more academic interns to Alleyn's: Miss Panagiota Theodoulou (Physics); Mrs Natalia Lemanska-Kazemzadeh (Psychology) and Ms Brigid McClure (Music). Mr Max Menuhin (Politics) is also with us. They will continue to be busy giving a series of lunchtime subject extension talks to pupils in all years.
ISFA U11 Regional Football Tournament
As a leading football school we are delighted to host 18 schools from London and the South-east at the ISFA junior regional football tournament.
School Development Programme
The swimming pool refurbishment has now been completed. To see the other exciting plans for the Alleyn's campus please click on the heading.
For bigger pictures please click here.
Environmental Society: Recycling Truck
The Environmental Society invited the Southwark Mobile Recycling Truck recently visited us to allow staff, pupils and parents to bring their recyclables to school.
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.
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.
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.