Alleyn’s School

Senior School

Co-educational, academic
excellence in a caring, friendly,
and welcoming community

Co-educational, academic excellence

This website aims to give you an insight into this high-achieving and friendly community. It gives an overview of our activities and achievements and seeks to portray our unique ethos and friendly, inclusive atmosphere. There are links to the various parts of our community: our Junior School (boys and girls aged 4–11); the Alleyn's Parents' Association ; the Edward Alleyn Club (our alumni association) and to the Advancing Alleyn's campaign (our development fund). Other useful information covers admissions (policy and procedures, scholarships and bursaries), academic departments, exam results, our last inspection report and the school development plan.


Headmaster's Welcome

Alleyn's is one of the country's leading HMC co-educational day schools...

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Open Days 2014

For entry at 11+ and 13+:

Saturday 4th October 2014,

9.30 a.m.

Wednesday 5th November 2014,

2.00 p.m. 

For entry at 16+:

Saturday 4th October 2014,

9.30 a.m.

Tuesday 4th November 2014,

2.30 p.m.

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Alleyn's Parents' Association

Holly Fair: Saturday 6th December at 11.00 a.m.

Annual General Meeting and Parents' Party: Tuesday 7th October at 7.00 p.m.

Headmaster's Termly Lunches: If you would like to put your name on the list for future termly lunches please email the APA.

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Ottolenghi fluffs up the quinoa


Yotam Ottolenghi was on sparkling, humorous form when he visited to give a talk and demonstration of how not to cook his quinoa fritters.

He visited, in conjunction with Village Books, to talk about his emergence as a leading culinary influence and to publicise his new book Plenty More.


Smallpeice Trust


Four of our Sixth Form students (Sam Duncan, Julia Elkouby, Kevin Girard and Ian Kegler) were fortunate in taking part in courses organised by the Smallpeice Trust and the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, in the process gaining valuable practical knowledge of the electromechanical engineering, the design of future aircraft, advanced marine technology and nanotechnology.


Korean Visitors


Twelve English teachers from South Korea who have spent eight weeks in the UK came to experience daily life at Alleyn's by shadowing our teachers,delivering lessons and observing a variety of lunchtime clubs as part of their professional development.  


Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture


This year's Chaplaincy Lecture was given by Dr Lord (Rowan) Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury on Why C S Lewis Matters.


Trebuchet Club


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.


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 Francesca Forristal and Haroun Hameed who are also to be congratulated.


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.

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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.

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The Alleyn's Dance Show

At the end of last term, a packed audience was treated to a fantastic display of dance, showcasing the considerable talent at Alleyn’s.

We are thrilled that Year 7 and 8 dancers recently won their heat in the Red Cross Dance Show and proceeded to the semi-finals where they won the award for 'most co-ordinated choreography' (more).

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Philip Higham (cello) and Tom Poster (piano)

The next evening in our ongoing concert series is on Monday 13th October 2014.

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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.


Organ Concert

Teacher of the organ at Alleyn's, David Adkins, and former pupil George Raikes are giving a free concert (organ, trumpet and voice) at St John the Baptist Church, Holland Road, London W14 8AH on Sunday 14th September at 4.30 p.m.

Music by Vaughan Williams and Widor, with a collection for St John's Restoration Fund.

All welcome!


Victoria Cross

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.

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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.

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Re-opening of our swimming pool


We are so pleased to have had AOG, Zara Long, a former GB Olympic swimmer to re-open our beautifully refurbished pool, complete with a viewing gallery and Olympic timing system.


GCSE Results 2014


Alleyn’s Year 11 pupils have excelled in their GCSE examinations this summer by achieving 89% A*/A grades. 59% 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.

Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage congratulated the whole year group in saying, "We are immensely proud of our pupils' achievement. These brilliant results attest to their talents and their love of learning, guided by their dedicated and hardworking teachers."


A Level Results 2014

Our Year 13 students have once again done tremendously well in their A Levels, achieving an excellent 33% 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%.

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ISFA Fair Play Award 2013-2014


Congratulations to our footballers upon their winning the ISFA Fair Play Award – yet again!

We work hard to develop this attitude in sport throughout the school and it is a credit to all involved that their dedication has been rewarded again. 


National Successes

Congratulations to Saskia Millard (Year 9) for her 800m Indoor Athletics Championship win.

Congratulations to Helen (Year 10) and Laura (Year 9) Sheffield and Kalyani Ramanan (Year 10) who are National Schools' Team Fencing Champions - epée - in their age groups.


Water Polo News

No fewer than 76 Alleyn’s boys and girls have represented the Alleyn’s water polo teams and received a medal for their achievements. 

U14 Girls' were crowned ESSA National Champions for the third consecutive year which has never before been achieved in this competition by any school.

U15 team finished fourth in their respective final after qualifying out of 17 schools in the Schools' Water Polo League.

U16 & U18 girls' teams achieved Bronze medals in the ESSA National Competition finals.

U16 team narrowly lost in their ESSA National semi-final and finished fourth.

U18 boys' were crowned ESSA Champions in the National Plate Competition.

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Lower School Swimming Gala


The Year 7 and 8 girls' swimming team have won the Trinity Schools’ Gala (held at Whitgift School) for the second year in a row. 


Girls' Sport and Games

The First XI Hockey team are Surrey and London Indoor Champions. 

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U14 National Water Polo Champions

Our girls' U14 team have retained their ESSA Water Polo Championship title again this year, for the third year running - a tremendous achievement.

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Cross-country success leading to English Schools' National Finals

2 pupils have qualified automatically for the Junior Girls' cross-country finals and a further 4 are in the squad from which the rest of the teams will be selected.

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Alleyn's School, Townley Road, Dulwich
London SE22 8SU
020 8557 1500