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.

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.



The Chatterbox summer issue has 52 pages of news, interviews, articles, quizzes and things to make and do in the holidays. Our Year 6 Magazine Club have worked incredibly hard to put together content that will appeal to every pupil from Reception up to Year 6. So happy summer reading!

Click here to view the magazine.


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.


Bike it Crew survey

We had lots of fun finding out how everyone currently travelled to school and then how everyone would like to travel to school. The Bike it Crew were happy that cycling seemed to be a very popular option!

British Schools' National Modern Biathlon Championships

At the championships held at the end of March in the QE Olympic Park and Aquatics Centre, four of our girls (pictured) came third in the U11 competition and in the U11 boys' competition the Alleyn's Junior School A team came 2nd and the B team 10th. We are very proud of our pupils who have done so well in competing against 8,000 children from all over Britain.

Bike it Crew

The Bike it Crew enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning some maintenance tips during Dr Bike's recent visit.

Diary 2015

The Diary for 2015 can viewed here.

Harvest Festival

AJS pupils donated foods during a service led by Year 4 at St. Barnabas Church to celebrate festivals around the world.

Day of Languages

Pupils enjoyed learning about the many different cultures around the world through a ‘Day of Languages'. The day highlighted the importance of language learning and promoting cultural diversity around the world.

House Teambuilding

Alleyn's Junior School pupils had great fun teambuilding within their respective Houses.  Activities included Blob Tag, Catch the Dragon's Tail and Through the Hoop.

Forest Schools

Reception enjoyed painting and collecting leaves during their first visit to Forest Schools.

We are 23!

Alleyn's Junior School is 23 years old.  Our school captains blew out the candles and each made a wish on behalf of the children in the school for a successful year ahead.  We then sang happy birthday.


Year 5 pupils enjoyed an overnight stay at Bushcraft learning how to light fires, make animal traps and survive in the forest.

Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge

Congratulations to Tara, Eloise, Imogen and Cristina who came top in the semi-finals of the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge beating 3000 other entrants.  The pupils were set several challenges in Portuguese and Mandarin and after three rounds of tough competition, Cristina has qualified for the final.  We wish her the best of luck!

Swattenden - Year 3 Trip

Our Year 3 children have a wonderful few days at The Swattenden Centre, undertaking all sorts of teambuilding activities.

Happy Shoe Day

A very successful Walk to School Week culminated in Happy Shoe Day today.  

Open days

Come and have a look around Alleyn's Junior School on Tuesday 10th November from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

All welcome, no need to book.

The 2016 application form is available to download here.


Gold Primary Science Quality Mark

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.

Farm to Fork Trail

Year 3 had a wonderful session tasting a huge variety of fresh fruit and vegetables learning about how they help our bodies and other ways in which they can be used apart from eating.

Trip to Horton Kirby

Year 3 enjoyed measuring pollution in the river at Horton Kirby.

Eco-Council Trip

Children from the AJS Eco-Council across the age range of the school enjoyed visiting London Zoo.

IAPS National Swimming Finals

On Saturday 9th May Sophie Field travelled to the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley to compete in the Girls IAPS National swimming finals. Over 400 children took part in the preliminary rounds from all over the country for this event and Sophie finished in the top 16.
Sophie has worked extremely hard for this with a tough training schedule both in and out of school, including some early mornings. We are all very proud of you, Sophie.

U10 South East London Cup Tournament

Congratulations to our U10 football team who won the South East London Cup Tournament.

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