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.
First Friday Mini Lecture
Our school chaplain, Reverend Anthony Buckley, delivered the first of our Friday Mini Lectures to a school hall full of children and parents on Friday 7 October. The topic was the music and life of Elvis Presley and how this complemented the work of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. The audience was captivated by the music, images and succinct history of that time and the musician's part in that. It was great to see children and adults of all ages enjoying the pleasures of learning together.
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.
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.
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 www.isfa.org.uk
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 Diary for 2016 can viewed here.
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.
October Holiday Camp
RUNNING OCTOBER HALF-TERM 2016....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.
Taking place Monday 24 to Friday 28 October. Open to all children, not just those attending Alleyn's.
We celebrated our Harvest Festival at St Barnabas Church where pupils recited poetry, provided interesting facts, played their instruments and sang. Thank you to everyone who brought gifts of food which will be given to the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank for distribution among the local community.
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.