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.


Our Autumn issue of Chatterbox, with its theme of ‘Spiders, Spooks & Sweets’, is now online for all AJS children to enjoy over half term. There are fantastic interviews with Mr Severino and Mrs Fong, an original joke competition, Halloween themed crafts and a recipe, a great rugby feature and so much more.

Click here to view the magazine.

Year 4 trip to the Horniman Museum

Year 4 attended a ‘Mask Handling Workshop’ at the Horniman Museum where they were shown different masks from the museum’s collection.The children were given the opportunity to hold and try on the masks. They were encouraged to establish what the masks were made from and how they might have been used. While at the museum they explored different galleries and learned about a wide variety of different masks that had been used in performance, ceremonies, carnivals and in rituals all over the world.

Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge

Congratulations to Tara, Eloise, Imogen and Cristina who came top in the semi-finals of the Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge beating 3000 other entrants.  The pupils were set several challenges in Portuguese and Mandarin and after three rounds of tough competition, Cristina has qualified for the final.  We wish her the best of luck!

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.



Year 3 are the final year group to share their work inEd-Word and it is definitely worth waiting for. Also, look out for Science, Sport, Art, Music, Library and our Headmistress’s Report for 2014-2015. We hope you enjoy these very special end of year issues.


Bike it Crew survey

We had lots of fun finding out how everyone currently travelled to school and then how everyone would like to travel to school. The Bike it Crew were happy that cycling seemed to be a very popular option!

Bike it Crew

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

Diary 2015

The Diary for 2015 can viewed here.

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

Remembrance Day

Kit played The Last Post to end our 2 minute remembrance silence at 11am.

U11 Girls' Football Tournament

Congratulations to the U11 Girls' Football team who were runners-up in the JAPs tournament.  Everyone played brilliantly.  Well done!

National Science Quiz Regional Round Winners

Congratulations to team one who won first place in the National Science Quiz regional round and team two who came fifth place.

Charity Cake Sale

AJS pupils had fun baking, buying and eating cakes for the cake sale which was held in aid of the the school's charity 'Action for Children'.

Visit from Joseph Coelho

The award winning children’s poet Joseph Coelho made a visit to the school during Bookweek to perform to the whole school and run poetry workshops in classes throughout the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s visit and his special gift which makes poetry accessible.

Day of Languages

Pupils enjoyed learning about the many different cultures around the world through a ‘Day of Languages'. The day highlighted the importance of language learning and promoting cultural diversity around the world.

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.

Anti-Bullying Week - Blue Friday

The culmination of this year's Anti-Bullying week was Blue Friday where the children came to school wearing blue clothes. It is a symbolic act which sees us all, pupils and teachers, united in combatting bullying. We had a communal stamp, for 20 secs, just before break, joining thousands of other school children across the country in an effort to stamp out bullying. At play, the children ate their blue iced buns and danced the conga assisted by some members of staff.

Inter-house Cross Country

Inter-house cross country was again a closely fought event with superb spirit shown by children of all ability levels.  Well done to this year's winners - Jaguars.

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

The Eco-Council, dressed in colourful costume, delivered a number of important green messages during their assembly and challenged us to make AJS even more environmentally friendly.

Forest Schools

Reception enjoyed painting and collecting leaves during their first visit to Forest Schools.

U10 South East London Cup Tournament

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

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.

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