Alleyn’s School

Junior School

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

Headmaster and pupils

Alleyn's has a strong record of providing outstanding pastoral care with a record of consistently achieving the very best academic results for any independent, mixed preparatory school in the country. The Junior School is a happy and purposeful place to learn and work and the children’s sense of pride in their school is reflected in their confidence and self-esteem. The school day is configured to provide opportunities for all children to be actively engaged in their learning and the teaching constantly seeks to recognise and celebrate each child’s uniqueness.   We are supported in these endeavours by extensive, modern facilities that provide all children with opportunities to participate in the widest array of co-curricular activities. More

Top co-educational Prep School 2013 in London

Alleyn’s Junior School are proud to announce that we have been ranked 9th in the recent Sunday Times 2013 ‘Top 100 Prep Schools’ national list.

We are also the highest ranking co-educational prep school in London and second in the country.

Rankings are based on proportion of children passing English and Maths SATs at Key Stage 2, level five aggregated between 2010 and 2012.

Sports Relief 2014

Alleyn's Junior School children supported Sports Relief, each giving £2 to wear their sports clothes to school for the day.  For an additional £1 children ran a lap of the field, just for fun.

IAPS Ski Championships 2014

The IAPS Ski Championships are held annually in March, in the link resort of Passo Tonale and Ponte di Legno.  The event now attracts over 180 children from the UK and Europe.  Alleyn's Junior School organises this event.  Alleyn's colleagues judge, adjudicate, record times and generally operate the event administratively.  This year Alleyn's combined with James Allen's Girls' School to produce two strong teams which competed ably. Congratulations to all the pupils who represented the schools. Please click on the link for more details.

IAPS Hockey Winners - South Region

Congratulations to our hockey players who won the South Region IAPS Hockey Tournament and now qualify to play in the national tournaments.

U10 St. Dunstan's Netball Tournament

Well done to the U10A netball squad. Silver medallists in the U10 St. Dunstan's Netball Tournament.

Year 5 Africa Day

Year 5 had a wonderful day of African experiences.  Drumming, dancing and mask-making.  Thank you to them for sharing their fun with the rest of the school.

Weekly Diary

View the weekly diary here.


Trinity Calendar 2014

The Trinity Calendar can be downloaded here

The Tempest

With 2014 being the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, Year 6's wonderful performance of The Tempest was a great opportunity to celebrate and pay tribute to Britain's most famous playwright.  With its fast-paced, flowing scenes and variety of characters The Tempest is a perfect play for Year 6's first Shakespearean production.  Well done Year 6.

Football Focus School

Alleyn's hosted an U10 football competition as part of our involvement in promoting football through the ISFA/Football Association Focus School scheme. Over 140 children from 13 local schools took part in the day, playing one another with skill and great enthusiasm. 

Camerata and Concertino

Camerata and Concertino playing in Westminster Embankment Gardens before performing at St. John's Smith Square.

U10 Alleyn's Football Festival

Congratulations to the U10 Football team who were plate winners at the Alleyn's Football Festival.


Our festive issue of Chatterbox is now available online. It is packed with articles, reviews, staff quizzes, recipes, crafts, sport, Mrs Davies’ review of the Premier League, and much more. The Magazine Club have worked incredibly hard to produce a magazine that will appeal to all pupils and we have had some fantastic contributions from children across the year groups. Thank you to everyone who has helped to produce our Christmas issue.


Reception and Year 4 are the latest classes to publish work in Ed-Word. After listening to the story ‘The Other Ark’ by Lynley Dodd, Reception have illustrated and written about their own imaginary beasts, whilst each child in Year 4 chose their favourite piece of work from their Humanities project on Carnival, Festivals and Celebrations.

All issues of Ed-Word can be found here.


Easter egg hunt winners

Congratulations to Jaguars! Thanks to some fantastic mathematical problem solving and great team work, Jaguars were the first house to solve the clues and find the chocolate Easter eggs.

Happy Easter everyone. 

Netball Festival

Well done to our Year 6 netball team who were winners of the netball festival held at James Allen's Preparatory School.

Year 3 Netball

All the Year 3 girls were involved in their first ever netball fixture against Oakfield this week.  The girls represented the school brilliantly and lots of fun was had by all.

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.

Thinking and Learning

Children across the school were introduced to our theme for the year ‘The Learning Journey’.

The day all started with an introduction with the learning dispositions that each year group will be focussing on for the year. Do come in and see our display board near the hall for more detail.

Infant children have been using their dispositions to create a picnic for friends. Year 3 have been engaged in activities such as expanding artwork and game-making.  Year 4 have accepted open ended challenges from creating domino runs to new games with sports equipment. Year 5 have been building their own country.  Year 6 have been undertaking junior apprentice-style tasks.

We hope that the children returned home enthused about their new found understanding of how diligence, good-judgement, risk-taking, flexibility and creativity amongst many other such dispositions will help them to become even better learners and thinkers.

Have a look here for more photos.

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