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 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.
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!
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.