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.

Tatler Good School's Guide 2017

We feature in the newly published guide. If you would like to read the fantastic review of our school, click here.

Friday Mini Lecture

On Friday 25 November journalist and author Giles Whittell delivered a fascinating lecture to a packed hall of children and parents on his specialist subject of spies. From James Bond to real life spies of the Cold War and today, we learned about their personalities, their secret work and considered whether they actually made a difference to the world around them.

Christmas Holiday Camp

RUNNING MON 19 to THURS 22 DEC....A multi-sport & activity camp open to all children 5 - 12 years old attending School between Year 1 and Year 7.

Based on our 30 acre campus in Dulwich children of all interests will enjoy the activities offered across the full range of fabulous sports facilities available at Alleyn's.

Open to all children, not just those attending Alleyn's.


Assembly on China and Malaysia

Our language experts gave us a wonderful language assembly on China and Malaysia. They explained that there are at least 50,000 Chinese characters and how to pronounce fire, water and sky in Mandarin. They shared Chinese New Year traditions including wearing red and giving red envelopes filled with money as gifts to denote good-luck as well as talking about Malaysian culture, including a piece on ‘yummy food’. Thank you very much to our language experts.

South East London Football Tournament

The U10 Boys did us proud during the SEL football tournament.  They had a wonderful session and didn't lose a game which resulted in them winning the tournament.


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



Our new Year 6 Magazine Club have worked tirelessly this half term to produce the our Autumn issue of Chatterbox. It is themed ‘Ready, Set, Go! for a new start.’ 

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.

Straw and Order

The Infant Nativity for 2016 was performed by all the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  The children performed wonderfully with amazing examples of acting, singing and dancing from children so young.  Well done infants!


Thank you to all Alleyn’s Junior School pupils and staff who took part in Spotacular by wearing something spotty to school.  We raised £412.50 for Children in Need.

Comedy comes to School

The inaugural comedy revue entitled ‘A Bit of a Laugh’ was brought to the stage of the school hall over two nights by some fifty plus Junior children. With a mix of classic comedy sketches and home-grown material there was plenty to amuse all sections of the audiences who packed into the hall to share smiles and laughter.


Young Writers' Time Travelling Tales

In December 2015, 73 children entered their stories into the Young Writers’ Time Travelling Tales competition. The challenge was to write a story about travelling through time in less than 100 words. This week we were delighted to receive a letter from the competition organisers congratulating Alleyn’s Junior School on winning the first prize. Not only have all our children’s stories been published in a special Time Travelling Book but the children have now won £1000 for the school. We are all delighted with their success.

U11 Girls' Football Tournament

Congratulations to our U11 girls who were runners up at the JAPs Football tournament.  Well done girls!

Bookweek 2016

During Bookweek we had a visit from the children’s stand-up comedian and author, James Campbell who had the children in stitches as he probed the ridiculous and sublime. We all thoroughly enjoyed James' visit. 

Pentathlon GB South East Schools' Biathlon

Congratulations to Max who came second overall in the U10 boys individual event at the Pentathlon GB south east schools Biathlon at K2 at Crawley and to Ry, Alice and Carys who came first in the U10 girls team event.  Well done to everyone who took part.

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.

Inter-house Cross Country

Inter-house cross country was again a closely fought event with superb spirit shown by children of all ability levels. Congratulations to Tigers who came first.

Charity Cake Sale

AJS pupils had fun baking, buying and eating cakes for the cake sale which was held in aid of the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

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.

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