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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.