Alleyn’s School

Junior School

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

Co-educational, academic excellence

Welcome to the Alleyn’s Junior School website which aims to offer an insight into the life and character of this very energetic, happy and successful junior school that is a key part of the wider Alleyn’s School. Here you will gain a sense of our educational vision, which has academic excellence at its core, and how this is promoted through our broad curriculum and supported by our strong co-curricular and pastoral provision so that our children can learn and achieve in a purposeful, challenging and happy environment. We are proudly co-educational and also small enough to know every child really well so that they can flourish within our school community.

Details of the admissions process are clearly signposted and there is a link to our most recent inspection report. We hope that this site will complement a visit to the school for prospective parents while existing parents are provided with access to useful information. Links with the wider school community are also explained.  Above all, we hope that it offers a flavour of the opportunities and achievements enjoyed by our children, of whom we are so proud.


Cool Christmas and Festive Fun’ is the theme for the latest issue of Chatterbox, online now. The magazine club team hope that everyone from Reception to Year 6 will be kept busy over the holidays as there is so much to read and do in this issue, including a short story competition. Happy reading and Merry Christmas from the Chatterbox team!

Click here to view the magazine.

It is official - we are Golden!

We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Junior and Senior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us gain Gold accreditation in Southwark under the TfL STARS scheme.

Our achievement was the combination of so 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.


Year 6 trip to Hindleap Warren

Year 6 were all smiles at Hindleap Warren. With blue sky and sunshine all day the children enjoyed archery, rock climbing, the 'leap of faith' and high ropes.

Independent Schools Football Association

In association with the Independent Schools Football Association we hosted an U8 and U9 festival. All of the sessions were led by Alleyn’s coaching staff and players, visiting staff and parents were delighted with the fun the children had and the learning that had taken place. Alleyn’s is a Hub School for the ISFA and reports and photographs from the festivals will appear on the ISFA website in the “Juniors” section so do visit and have a read at


Year 3 are the final year group to share their work inEd-Word and it is definitely worth waiting for. Also, look out for Science, Sport, Art, Music, Library and our Headmistress’s Report for 2014-2015. We hope you enjoy these very special end of year issues.


Diary 2016

The Diary for 2016 can viewed here.

Year 5 Africa Day

Year 5 spent the day designing and painting masks, drumming and dancing as part of their Humanities topic 'Out of Africa'.  They were fortunate to be taught by two experts. Year 5 performed a vigorous and flamboyant show to the rest of the school.  The performance was enjoyed by all.

Visit from London Fire Service

The Infant Department learnt all about fire engines when the London Fire Service visited AJS and all about the various hoses used to put out fires as well as the uniform and apparatus worn which keeps the firemen safe when fighting a fire. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit. 

IAPS Regional Swimming Finals

Well done to Sally who achieved a personal best in the IAPS regional swimming finals and now awaits news of whether this will qualify for the nationals. 

Imperial War Museum

Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the Imperial War Museum where they investigated various aspects of Britain during WW2 through exhibitions and a workshop. They had the chance to handle genuine artefacts and draw their own conclusions about the lives of people during that period of history. The knowledge and understanding gained will feed perfectly into their humanities work this term.


Museum of Childhood

Reception thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Museum of Childhood.

Royal Mail's Letter Writing Competition

Congratulations to Iris who is now the area winner for London in the Royal Mail’s competition to write a letter entitled, “What is your dream job?”. Iris’ letter was addressed to Mr Gruntspeale at the Extraordinary and Exotic Zoo. She applied for the position of animal language decoder. We are immensely proud of Iris’ achievement and wish her luck for the continued judging process.

Gold Primary Science Quality Mark - Gold Award

We are pleased to announce that Alleyn’s Junior School has been awarded the highest accolade of Gold in Science by an independent assessor, the Primary Science Quality Mark. The application process took a year to complete and everyone here at AJS worked hard to highlight the investigative and exciting Science curriculum we offer.

National Joke-Telling Competition Finalist

Well done to Megan who is one of only 20 finalists to have been selected from a national joke-telling competition run in primary and secondary schools nationwide. Megan has been be invited to the grand final of the National Joke-Telling Competition at Speaker’s House in Westminster in March.

Visit from Joseph Coelho

The award winning children’s poet Joseph Coelho made a visit to the school during Bookweek to perform to the whole school and run poetry workshops in classes throughout the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s visit and his special gift which makes poetry accessible.

U11 Girls' Football Tournament

Congratulations to the U11 Girls' Football team who were runners-up in the JAPs tournament.  Everyone played brilliantly.  Well done!

Southwark Recycling

Fuelled by an excellent assembly from Southwark Recycling, the Alleyn's Junior School Community had the opportunity to recycle any unwanted items.  Our Eco-councillors enjoyed helping to dispose of the items in this environmentally friendly way.

School Vision lighting

Alleyn's Junior School is one of only five schools in the country to install a revolutionary new type of classroom lighting system called 'School Vision'.

School Vision emits light similar to that of natural daylight; it gauges changes to surrounding light and adjusts itself automatically. It can also be set at different degrees of brightness: one for quiet reading, another for active learning that energises children and another setting for a calmer teaching space if required.

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