Alleyn's is one of the country's leading HMC co-educational day schools...
As part of our ongoing International Links programme, pupils from Kobe University High School in Japan spent the day in lessons and attending co-curricular activities with our pupils. As a finale, two Kobe students made excellent presentations about their school and life in Kobe for which the Headmaster thanked their teachers.
Governors' Research Project Prize
We are proud of Jaleh Brazell who is the winner of this year's GRPP with her scholarly essay. Runners-up were Hannah Kirwan and Rosa Thomas who are also to be congratulated.
A Level Results 2015
Alleyn’s School students are celebrating their excellent A levels results. The 141 girls and boys have achieved the high grades required to move on to the next stage of their education across the full range of subjects at exciting destinations including top universities, medical schools and art colleges.
Edward Alleyn's Gift: The Foundation Schools' Concert
16th March 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall (open to the public).
Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel of God’s Gift at Dulwich on 16th March 2016. Verdi’s choral masterpiece the Requiem Mass will be performed by some 500 pupils, staff and parents at the Royal Festival Hall and conducted by our three Directors of Music. Links to ticket availability and other information will be posted here in due course.
Field Day: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Field Day is always buzzing with activity on the campus, in the country and around London. Year 13 had an inspiring talk from Médecins Sans Frontières.
Maths & Physics Society
Year 13 student, Sara Haxhia, gave a terrific talk on parallet universes.
Fencing & Modern Pentathlon Highlights
Laura and Helen Sheffield have had an exceptional summer of achievements in their sports...
Dr Adam Rutherford, has joined the School, and each week he is 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.”
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.
Saturday 5th December: Holly Fair 11.00 a.m.- 4.00 p.m.
School Development Programme
The swimming pool refurbishment was completed last year and our Science Block is rapidly nearing completion. To see the other exciting plans for the Alleyn's campus please click on the heading.
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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.
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.
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.
The Alleyn’s skyline has changed this term, with the addition of the Observatory above the Science building. This 2.7m white dome will house the School telescope and enable eager sky watchers to observe the heavens with a shelter from the elements. The wonderful facility will provide great opportunities for pupils, and the wider community, to engage more fully with the wonders of space and gain a greater perspective of the awesome size and structure of the universe. And for those afraid of the dark, or unused to late nights, we will be using a solar telescope too!
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015
As part of National Poetry Week Year 11 pupil, Ella Standage, was one of only 15 students to be awarded Foyle's Young Poet of the Year this year. Here is a link to her poem Retrograde.
Dawn breaks over the Alleyn's fields
Whole School Photograph
The School Captain's selfie. For a more formal photo please see the Parents' page.
We are delighted to announce the best ever GCSE results achieved by Alleyn's pupils, with 64% of the grades awarded A*, and 90% A*or A. These figures are the highest percentages for those grades in our history, while no fewer than 50 individual pupils achieved 9 or more A*s.
Headmaster Dr Gary Savage says: "It is thrilling to see the reward our Year 11 pupils have received from their recent public examinations. Everyone here knows that statistics are less important than the individual stories of pupils who have worked so hard, enjoyed their learning and prepared for important examinations to such great effect. Our pupils are well prepared for their next steps as they enter Sixth Form study, and we send each of them warm congratulations as they begin to specialise at A level and continue their enjoyment of learning and all the great opportunities on offer in life in the Upper School at Alleyn's."
Prof Jon Butterworth of UCL
Two days before their departure for CERN our A level Physics students were lucky enough to hear Prof Butterworth, one of the leading lights at CERN since its beginning.
AICS: Alison Balsom & Friends
Fresh from her appearance on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, three-time winner at the Classical BRITs and 2013 Gramophone Artist of the Year, trumpeter Alison Balsom and her friends dazzled a fortunate audience with their virtuosity on all manner of brass instruments.
In the process they raised money for Brass for Africa, of which she is patron.
This summer 27 Upper School students visited Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows, 17 and Ten Pound Tale, showcasing Alleyn’s Drama at its very best and also finding the time to experience a vast array of theatre, comedy and dance for themselves.
Music Tour of Rome
25 of our Music students have been on tour in Rome giving recitals in the Pantheon (pictured), San Giovanni in Laterano, the principal Papal Basilica ("Archbasilica") outside of Vatican City and All Saints, Rome.
Well done to all of our Year 11 pupils who acted as mentors on the Saturday Maths Scheme this year.
Pictured here are Rosa Thomas and Matthew Hankin whose incisive, analytical responses to the motions in the final earned them the runners-up trophy in the English Schools' Mace competition.
Rosa has now excelled herself to be selected to represent England in the World Schools' Debating competition in Stuttgart in July 2016. Top four in the country!
Matthew 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.
It is rare to be selected for a Nuffield placement but this year two of our pupils gained the support of the Nuffield Foundation to pursue their interests (ranging from epigenetics to orthopaedics) during the summer.
AOG Elected Fellow of All Souls College
The Warden and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford have elected AOG Claire Hall (History, Christ Church) to a Fellowship by Examination at the College. We congratulate Claire who left Alleyn's in 2011.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Congratulations to Saira Safeer who won a gold medal in the recent Chemistry Olympiad.
Day of Dance
We held a wonderfully successful Day of Dance for forty Year 9 pupils from different schools. They combined their energy and imagination to produce work of great promise.