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.

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.

First Friday Mini Lecture

Our school chaplain, Reverend Anthony Buckley, delivered the first of our Friday Mini Lectures to a school hall full of children and parents on Friday 7 October. The topic was the music and life of Elvis Presley and how this complemented the work of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. The audience was captivated by the music, images and succinct history of that time and the musician's part in that. It was great to see children and adults of all ages enjoying the pleasures of learning together.


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.




Alleyn's Junior School is now the proud recipient of a beautiful sundial which is positioned in the Adventure Playground.  The whole school joined Iris for the Opening Ceremony in the playground. Thank you to Iris, winner of the Royal Mail Young Writer of the Year award, for donating her prize towards this exciting installation.

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

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.


Diary 2016

The Diary for 2016 can viewed here.

Bookweek 2016

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.

October Holiday Camp

RUNNING OCTOBER HALF-TERM 2016....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.

Taking place Monday 24 to Friday 28 October. Open to all children, not just those attending Alleyn's.


Harvest Festival

We celebrated our Harvest Festival at St Barnabas Church where pupils recited poetry, provided interesting facts, played their instruments and sang.  Thank you to everyone who brought gifts of food which will be given to the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank for distribution among the local community.

Africa Day

AJS pupils enjoyed Africa Day with Africa Art, Dance and Drumming.  Pupils came in special costumes and made brilliant African masks in art before each of the classes learnt a drumming rhythm and a dance as well as finding out more about the countries from our guest teachers.   There was a great performance to the whole school to round off a wonderful day.

Open Events - visit us

Come and meet us on Tuesday 15 November 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

There is no need to book; everyone is welcome to just turn up on the day. We would be delighted to meet you and your children.

2016/17 Admissions

We are now accepting applications for potential entry in September 2017.


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.

Infant trip to Godstone Farm

The Infant Department visited Godstone Farm where they saw the farm’s own sheep and learnt about their different sizes and colours and the use of their wool in everyday life.  Afterwards each pupil learnt how to weave ‘card’ the wool and spin it into yarn using the spinning wheel.

Greenwich Environmental Centre

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Greenwich Environmental Centre where they learnt about minibeasts and pond dipping.

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