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.

October Holiday Camp

RUNNING OCTOBER HALF-TERM 2016....A multi-sport & activity camp open to all children 5 - 12 years old attending School between Year 1 and Year 7.

Based on our 30 acre campus in Dulwich children of all interests will enjoy the activities offered across the full range of fabulous sports facilities available at Alleyn's.

Taking place Monday 24 to Friday 28 October. Open to all children, not just those attending Alleyn's.


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


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.


Year 7 Biathlon Winners

Congratulations to the Year 7 Biathlon team – winners of the JAGS Biathlon in October.

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.


Fencing Highlight

A Year 12 pupil has won gold in the U17 and silver in the U20 competitions at the National Fencing Championships. 


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.

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.


Open Days

For details of our Open Days please click here.

The next 11+ and 13+ event is on Wednesday 2nd November from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. - all welcome!

For 16+ entry the date of the next open event is Tuesday 1st November 2016, 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m..


Football Cup Success

Congratulations to the 1st XI and U13s who have both progressed in their respective ISFA National Cup competitions to the last 16 after seeing-off King's Chester and UCS in the last round.

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.


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.


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.  


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 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 one of our Year 8 girls 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. 

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 one of our Year 12 pupils 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 Parents' Association

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


Alleyn's School on Twitter

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.


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 


Sports of all sorts - Lent 2016

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


Alleyn's in the media

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


Football: Alleyn's pupils bolster ISFA teams

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

They have represented the ISFA England side at U14, U15, and the ISFA U16 side at the Oakham football festival, together with a testing series of fixtures against academy sides from Rotherham United, Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Bradford City and Leicester City. 

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


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

We commend our Year 11 pupils who are acting as mentors on the Saturday Maths Scheme this year. Over 40 of them are giving up their time to help Gifted & Talented Year 5 children from local Southwark primary schools.


Diving Champion

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

She 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

An Alleyn's brother and sister (Years 12 and 9)  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
020 8557 1500