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.


For more information about the work of the AJSA (Alleyn’s Junior School Association) 


Jeans for Genes Day

AJS pupils celebrated Jeans for Genes Day by wearing either something denim or blue to school and donating money to this worthwhile cause. The monies raised fund a range of initiatives that improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder.


Alleyn's Junior School is now the proud recipient of a beautiful sundial which is positioned in the Adventure Playground.  The whole school joined Iris for the Opening Ceremony in the playground. Thank you to Iris, winner of the Royal Mail Young Writer of the Year award, for donating her prize towards this exciting installation.


The Year 6 Magazine Club has published their 4th and final Chatterbox issue for 2015-2016 with the theme ‘Summer Celebrations and New Horizons’. Packed full of interesting articles and things to do, this issue is also a celebration of our Year 6 and staff members who are moving on. Good luck to them all and happy summer reading! 

Clear here to view the magazine.



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

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.


Diary 2016

The Diary for 2016 can viewed here.

Africa Day

AJS pupils enjoyed Africa Day with Africa Art, Dance and Drumming.  Pupils came in special costumes and made brilliant African masks in art before each of the classes learnt a drumming rhythm and a dance as well as finding out more about the countries from our guest teachers.   There was a great performance to the whole school to round off a wonderful day.

Infant trip to Godstone Farm

The Infant Department visited Godstone Farm where they saw the farm’s own sheep and learnt about their different sizes and colours and the use of their wool in everyday life.  Afterwards each pupil learnt how to weave ‘card’ the wool and spin it into yarn using the spinning wheel.

National Junior Language Challenge

Congratulations to our semi-finalists Sofia, Cristina, Marcelo, George and Patrick who took part in the National Junior Language Challenge where they were tested on their knowledge of Korean.   Cristina is now a finalist and has one month to learn Swahili before the final at London Olympia in October with 30 other finalists from around the UK.  Well done to everyone who has taken part.

House Team Building

AJS pupils enjoyed an afternoon of house team building activities such as 'Marrow for the Barrow', 'Alligator Swamp' and 'Survial of the Caterpillars'. The school was awash with colour as busy pupils moved between the stations eagerly anticipating the next activity with the emphasis being on taking part, getting to know one another and having fun.

We are 24!

Alleyn's Junior School is 24 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.

Open Events - visit us

Come and meet us on Thursday 6 October 1.30pm – 3.00pm and Tuesday 15 November 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

There is no need to book; everyone is welcome to just turn up on the day. We would be delighted to meet you and your children.

2016/17 Admissions

We are now accepting applications for potential entry in September 2017.


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.

Day of Languages

We celebrated the ‘Day of Languages’; a day highlighting the importance of language learning and promoting cultural diversity around the world.  Lunch-time was made particularly special by our parent and carer visitors and pupils from the Senior School who came in to teach a language to small groups of children.

Greenwich Environmental Centre

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Greenwich Environmental Centre where they learnt about minibeasts and pond dipping.

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.

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