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.

Open days

Come and have a look around Alleyn's Junior School on 26 September from 10am – 12 noon, or 8 October from 1.30 – 3.00pm or 10 November from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

All welcome, no need to book.

The 2016 application form is available to download here.



The Chatterbox summer issue has 52 pages of news, interviews, articles, quizzes and things to make and do in the holidays. Our Year 6 Magazine Club have worked incredibly hard to put together content that will appeal to every pupil from Reception up to Year 6. So happy summer reading!

Click here to view the magazine.


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!

British Schools' National Modern Biathlon Championships

At the championships held at the end of March in the QE Olympic Park and Aquatics Centre, four of our girls (pictured) came third in the U11 competition and in the U11 boys' competition the Alleyn's Junior School A team came 2nd and the B team 10th. We are very proud of our pupils who have done so well in competing against 8,000 children from all over Britain.

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 be viewed here.

Swattenden - Year 3 Trip

Our Year 3 children have a wonderful few days at The Swattenden Centre, undertaking all sorts of teambuilding activities.

Happy Shoe Day

A very successful Walk to School Week culminated in Happy Shoe Day today.  

Reception Class Assembly

The Reception Class Assembly wowed us all this morning.  The children were composed, clear and immensely mature in their presentation.  They are a very talented group of child who clearly enjoy performance and one another a great deal. 

Bugsy Malone

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

IAPS National Swimming Finals

On Saturday 9th May Sophie Field travelled to the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley to compete in the Girls IAPS National swimming finals. Over 400 children took part in the preliminary rounds from all over the country for this event and Sophie was in the top 16.
We arrived in plenty of time for Sophie to familiarise herself with the pool, warm up and prepare for the U11 50m freestyle race. In Sophie’s warm up we had worked on fast turns and how to finish the last 10 metres of the race and when it was sprint time we got her fast twitch muscles going for a fast dive.  With only 3 seconds between all 16 girls, the race was going to be close.Sophie swam brilliantly in her first race breaking her personal best time and making the final 8.
An hour later came the final and Sophie swam even faster.  She completed the 50m in 31.16 seconds, coming second overall and smashing not only her own her PB time but also the AJS record which was set in 1996.
Sophie has worked extremely hard for this with a tough training schedule both in and out of school, including some early mornings. We are all very proud of you, Sophie.

Trip to Horton Kirby

Year 3 enjoyed measuring pollution in the river at Horton Kirby.

Eco-Council Trip

Children from the AJS Eco-Council across the age range of the school enjoyed visiting London Zoo.

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.

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