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.


The Good Schools Guide


Read what The Good Schools Guide has to say about us

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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.


IAPS Ski Championships


Our team have had a fantastic week of skiing at the IAPS Ski Championships in Passo Tonale in Italy.  They have come back with a great sense of achievement and some wonderful memories.


Chatterbox

Our busy Year 6 Magazine Club team have produced a fabulous festive issue of Chatterbox. Happy holiday reading!

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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.


AJSA

For more information about the work of the AJSA (Alleyn’s Junior School Association) 

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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.

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Diary 2016/2017

The Diary for 2016/2017 can viewed here.


Sunday Times Parent Power

 We are very happy to feature in The Sunday Times Parent Power supplement, recently making our way into the top ten of their 2016 ‘Top 100 Independent Prep Schools’, SATs-based list.

At Alleyn’s Junior School we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to the education and well-being of our boys and girls. As one of only three co-educational schools in the top ten, our Parent Power appearance is testament to the standards that happy children can achieve with the support of their teachers over the years.

For a flavour of everyday life at Alleyn’s, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Current parents can also keep up to date through the weekly Newsfeed bulletin, available on The Hub parent portal. 


Kodály Celebration Concert


On Monday evening, our Chamber Choir performed at the Kodály Celebration Concert at St John’s, Smith Square. They performed ‘Lord of the Dance’ and joined with children and adults from schools around the UK to sing ‘Songmakers’, composed and conducted by Douglas Coombes, and ‘A Tree of Song’, a brand new piece composed by Bob Chilcott for the occasion. It was a fantastic experience to perform in such an iconic venue and the children’s singing and conduct was a credit to the school. Congratulations to all involved


World Book Day


The Junior School Library monitors distributed World Book Day tokens to each class on the first Thursday of March which marked the 20th Anniversay of World Book Day. Happy reading!


AJS Boys' Football Competition


Congratulations to both the U11A boys' football team who won the U11 Alleyn's Junior School football competition and the U9 boys' football team who performed superbly to reach the final of the U9 tournament.


Netball Tournament


Well done to the U11 Girls Netball Team who won silver medals at the JAPS Netball Tournament last week in very cold and wet weather!


IAPS National Swimming Rounds


Well done to two of our Year 5 pupils who took part in the preliminary rounds of the IAPS National swimming championships. They have both worked exremely hard for this with a tough training schedule both in and out of school. We are all very proud of you. 


Visit to Southwark Recycling Centre


Year 4 went on a journey to discover more about what happens to our waste and recycling. The education centre provided an informative and engaging experience to encourage sustainable waste management and even gave the children an opportunity to sort out waste using a smaller version model of the recycling machinery. The children certainly did not think it was a load of old rubbish.

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.


James and the Giant Peach


Year 6 performed a 60s inspired production of ‘James and the Giant Peach’. They were very fortunate to be able to use the incredible facilities of the MCT. Fantastic acting, singing, dancing, costumes, lighting, sound and costumes came together to create a fabulous result. Well done to all involved!


Commonwealth Service


The Year 5 Commonwealth Club attended  'A Celebration of the Commonwealth' at Westminster Abbey along with pupils from the senior school.  It was an amazing occasion for all and the children were even on the BBC News and in The Telegraph newspaper!


Inspiring Minds

The school hall was packed with children and adults at both of our Friday Mini Lectures this term as we were inspired by presentations on two very different subjects. Stage designer Es Devlin introduced us to the world of creativity behind the stage sets of some of the world's biggest pop musicians as well as recent Olympic ceremonies that she has been involved with. Sprinkled with anecdotes and amazing images we were encouraged to look beyond the artists of such shows and consider the sets upon which they perform.

Dr Kevin Fong, scientist, lecturer and broadcaster, introduced us to a brief history of space travel, the challenges that have been overcome and the possibilities before us. The beauty, scale and science of such endeavours caught the imagination of young and old in the audience. After both lectures we were left feeling that much closer to the possibilities of creativity and science.


Norwood and Brixton Foodbank Appeal


Some of our Year 5 pupils visited St. Luke's Church in Norwood to deliver long-life food products and to present a cheque on behalf of the AJSA to the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank Appeal which is organised by The Trussell Trust whose foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Thank you to Alleyn's Junior School children, parents and staff who contributed to this worthwhile cause.


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.

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