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Welcome to our first Scientist-in-Residence
Dr Adam Rutherford, has joined the School, where each week he will be 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.”
Friday 20th March: Dr Shubulade Smith,Psychology Society.
Friday 20th March: Zachary Brubert, AOB, How to Solve Problems and Discover New Laws of Nature.
Major Eric Randall, MBE
It was with great sadness that the School has learned of the death of Major Eric Randall, MBE, who was School Serjeant at Alleyn’s between 1948 and 1993. Major Randall was a larger-than-life figure around the School for many decades, and is keenly remembered by many former pupils, particularly those who were members of the Combined Cadet Force. The whole Alleyn’s community honour Major Randall’s memory, salute his service, and send its condolences to his family at this sad time. Details of the funeral can be found on the Alumni website here.
Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture
We were delighted to welcome Dr Priscilla Chadwick who gave the Chaplaincy Lecture entitled: Lighting fires’ or ‘Filling buckets? Values, faith and aspiration in our schools.
Alleyn's Parents' Association
Secondhand Uniform Sale: Saturday 6th June.
Headmaster's Termly Lunches: If you would like to put your name on the list for future termly lunches please email the APA.
Academic Results 2014
Our Year 13 students have once again done tremendously well in their A Levels, achieving an excellent 34% 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%.
Our GCSE pupils have excelled in their GCSE examinations by achieving 90% A*/A grades. 60% 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.
Governors' Research Project Prize
We are proud of Max Henderson who is the winner of this year's GRPP with his scholarly essay. Runners-up were Octavia Henderson-Cleland and Phoebe Finn who are also to be congratulated.
Authors, authors and more authors
We have been fortunate to have Sarah Waters, Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Palin, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman and Morris Gleitzman, David Mitchell and John Lanchester and Anthony Beevor speaking at a variety of book-related events (including the Wimpy Kid Roadshow).
Keep an eye on the MCT at Alleyn's website for talks coming up in 2015.
As part of our ongoing International Links programme, pupils from Kobe High School in Japan spent a day in lessons and attending co-curricular activities with our pupils. They were great fun and it was an excellent shared experience.
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.
UKMT Team Maths Challenge
Our team of two Year 9 pupils and two Year 8 pupils came first out of 37 schools at the Regional Final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge and now progress to the National Final on 22nd June. Our previous best was 3rd last year. We shall be one of 80 schools at the Final. Approximately 1,700 schools enter the competition.
National Science & Engineering Week
Despite the the theme for the week being Discovering Astronomy and the Stars it was a bit difficult to see the full effect of the partial eclipse in Dulwich (although there were some enthusiasts on the fields).
But there were most interesting and entertaining talks about neutron stars and Dr Rutherford spoke in assemblies. Pupils used the Science Dome on site all week.
Top Marks in Geography
The Royal Geographical Society have acknowledged the achievement of Oscar Deal who gained the top mark in the GCSE OCR Geography exams in June 2014.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The recent Middle School production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was contemporary, inventive and energetic and provided a perfect showcase for the extraordinarily talented actors and performers and behind-the-scenes crew.
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.
Please click on the heading to read a summary of all that has been going on in the PE & Sport department so far this year.
The new Science Block takes shape
The redevelopment of our Science building is progressing towards the planned opening in September 2015.
We welcome three more academic interns to Alleyn's: Miss Panagiota Theodoulou (Physics); Mrs Natalia Lemanska-Kazemzadeh (Psychology) and Ms Brigid McClure (Music). Mr Max Menuhin (Politics) is also with us. They will continue to be busy giving a series of lunchtime subject extension talks to pupils in all years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.