Alleyn’s School

Junior School

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

Co-educational, academic excellence

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


Our new Year 4 issues of EdWord show the children treating us to their poems, based on ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. These issues join the recently published Reception and Year 1 issues, with our Reception class presenting their favourite toys whilst Year 1 share their favourite characters from their project ‘Turrets and Tiaras’.

All historical issues of Ed-Word can be found here.



Our Magazine Club have produced the biggest and most festive Chatterbox issue yet, with something to interest every pupil. With quizzes, Christmas craft, a Grinch-inspired photo story, easy recipes, sport, fashion, music, fascinating career interviews and news highlights from the AJS Advent term. So Merry Christmas and happy reading!

 Click here to view the magazine.

We are 22!

Alleyn's Junior School is 22 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, accompanied by a steel pan band!

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.

Trinity Calendar 2015

The Trinity Calendar can be viewed here.

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone, what a triumph for Year 6 in the MCT.

Red Nose Day

Much fun was had on Red Nose Day at AJS with a crazy hair themed addition to the day’s activities.

Bike it Crew

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

Year 5 African Day

We all enjoyed Year 5 Africa Day. Drumming, dancing and mask-making were equally successful.

Hip-Hop Day

Year 6 Hip-Hopped through Friday in fine style.

Year 6 trip to Hindleap Warren

Year 6 were all smiles at Hindleap Warren.

Infant Theatre Workshop

The Infants were visited by ‘Perform’ theatre group who provided a Stunning Start to the Year 1 & 2 Creative Curriculum topic ‘Turrets and Tiaras’. Reception had their own session entitled ‘Under the Sea’ which involved them in a lovely imaginative story, singing songs, and ended with them finding treasure and making a wish. 

Top co-educational Prep School 2014 in London

Alleyn’s Junior School are proud to announce that we have been ranked 6th in the Sunday Times 2014 ‘Top 100 Prep Schools’ national list.

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

The three English scores are averaged and added to the maths result from Key Stage 2 in 2013 to produce this ranking.

Headmaster of Alleyn's Junior School

We are delighted to announce that Mr Simon Severino, Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep School, Eastbourne, has been appointed to succeed Mrs Alison Wright as Headteacher of Alleyn’s Junior School from 31st August 2015.

Mr Severino, who is married and has two young children, has considerable experience in junior schools over the past twenty years. He read Geography at Oxford University, before starting his career at Culford Prep in Suffolk. From there, he went to Dulwich Prep London, where he was Head of Geography and Deputy Head (Head of Middle School). Since 2010 he has been Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep, an IAPS school which is incorporated with Eastbourne College, an HMC senior school.

He believes passionately in holistic education, sharing with us a view that academic excellence and first-rate pastoral care are best served by a vibrant co-curriculum and a clear ethos anchored in shared values. Mr Severino is very much looking forward to joining the Alleyn’s community, where he and his family will be warmly welcomed.

Re-opening of our swimming pool

We are so pleased to have had AOG, Zara Long, a former GB Olympic swimmer to re-open our beautifully refurbished pool, complete with a viewing gallery and Olympic timing system.  It was a marvellous opportunity for our swimmers to hear from such a wonderful role model how important it is to be dedicated, work hard and enjoy your sport.

Weekly Diary

View the weekly diary here.


U10 South East London Cup Tournament

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

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