Alleyn's is one of the country's leading HMC co-educational day schools...
Alleyn's Parents' Association
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Holly Fair such a success.
Headmaster's Termly Lunches: If you would like to put your name on the list for future termly lunches please email the APA.
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 Sally Day and Haroun Hameed who are also to be congratulated.
BBC Radio 4
Nicholas Parsons and team captains Josie Lawrence and Jenny Éclair are joined by two young contestants each day to play the popular Radio 4 game Just a Minute. Two of our pupils took part and you can 'listen again' on the Radio 4 Extra website (click More).
‘Eating A Chocolate Egg’, ‘School Dinners’, ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘How to make £1 million’ - just some of the topics they have to talk about without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
This year we entered Young Writers' Mini Sagas - A Twist in the Tale competition. A number of pupils were successful and their work will now appear in a pupil anthology which will be sent to the British Library and further libraries across the UK, providing a lasting record of their achievement.
We congratulate two of our Sixth Formers, James Ward and Umu Lamina, who have were Highly Recommended in the Intergenerational Foundation Sixth Form Essay prize, writing on the subject “Has Britain Robbed Its Children?”.
Two of our Year 11 pupils were fortunate in taking part in a course organised by the Smallpeice Trust and Cardiff University and gained valuable practical knowledge of the principles, systems and technologies that constitute the expanding world of mobile communication.
Another 3 attended a course at Lancaster University on nuclear engineering. Subjects tackled included radiation, the environment, health and safety and the decommissioning of waste.
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.
Wednesday 4th December: Dr Peter Jones (founder, Friends of Classics) on Women in the Odyssey (Classics Society).
Friday 6th December: Dr Joanne Paul (New College of the Humanities) How to be a Politician in Tudor England (History Extension).
Director, Rebecca Baxter and Assistant Directors Harry Hancock and James Ward, produced a ground-breaking and expressionistic Upper School play, Anna Karenina, bringing fully-fledged theatre-in-the-round to the MCT at Alleyn's for the first time, using the combined talents of performers (including Harry Houseago's live music) and technicians.
A full review will be printed in the Advent Term newsletter.
Edward Alleyn Lecture
The annual Edward Alleyn Lecture was held recently, at which Jonathan Sumption addressed us on The Disunited Kingdom: England, Ireland and Scotland.
A Level Results 2013
Our Year 13 students have once again done tremendously well in their A Levels, achieving an excellent 73% A*/A grades in all subject entries. Over half of all candidates gained 3 or more grades A* and A. The total of A*, A and B grades is a splendid 95%.
GCSE Results 2013
Alleyn’s Year 11 pupils have excelled in their GCSE examinations this summer by achieving 87% A*/A grades. Over half the examination results were A* grade and 71 pupils had a full set of A*/A grades. 98% of all results were A*/A/B grades.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage commented on their well-deserved success, “We are all delighted for our hard-working boys and girls who have, once again, done themselves and their teachers proud with these excellent GCSE results."
ZSL Photography Competition
In the recent Zoological Society of London Photography Competition, Constance Beith (Year 12) is the junior winner of the 'deep and meaningful' section.
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.
The Apprentice - Year 11s on Field Day
Some Year 11 pupils were involved in pitching their 'products' to a team of toddlers (and their mothers) on Field Day in an Apprentice-style competition.
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.