Alleyn’s School

Junior School

Co-educational, academic
excellence in a caring, friendly,
and welcoming community

Co-educational, academic excellence

Alleyn's has a strong record of providing outstanding pastoral care with a record of consistently achieving the very best academic results for any independent, mixed preparatory school in the country. The Junior School is a happy and purposeful place to learn and work and the children’s sense of pride in their school is reflected in their confidence and self-esteem. The school day is configured to provide opportunities for all children to be actively engaged in their learning and the teaching constantly seeks to recognise and celebrate each child’s uniqueness. We are supported in these endeavours by extensive, modern facilities that provide all children with opportunities to participate in the widest array of co-curricular activities. More


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 in
Ed-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. 

All historical issues of Ed-Word can be found here.


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.

We are 22!

Alleyn's Junior School is 22 years old.  Our school captains blew out the candles and each made a wish on behalf of the children in the school for a successful year ahead. We then sang happy birthday, accompanied by a steel pan band!

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.


Trinity Calendar 2015

The Trinity Calendar can 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. 

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.

Bugsy Malone

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

Top co-educational Prep School 2014 in London

Alleyn’s Junior School are proud to announce that we have been ranked 6th in the Sunday Times 2014 ‘Top 100 Prep Schools’ national list.

We are also the highest ranking co-educational prep school in London and second in the country.

The three English scores are averaged and added to the maths result from Key Stage 2 in 2013 to produce this ranking.

Headmaster of Alleyn's Junior School

We are delighted to announce that Mr Simon Severino, Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep School, Eastbourne, has been appointed to succeed Mrs Alison Wright as Headteacher of Alleyn’s Junior School from 31st August 2015.

Mr Severino, who is married and has two young children, has considerable experience in junior schools over the past twenty years. He read Geography at Oxford University, before starting his career at Culford Prep in Suffolk. From there, he went to Dulwich Prep London, where he was Head of Geography and Deputy Head (Head of Middle School). Since 2010 he has been Headmaster of St Andrew’s Prep, an IAPS school which is incorporated with Eastbourne College, an HMC senior school.

He believes passionately in holistic education, sharing with us a view that academic excellence and first-rate pastoral care are best served by a vibrant co-curriculum and a clear ethos anchored in shared values. Mr Severino is very much looking forward to joining the Alleyn’s community, where he and his family will be warmly welcomed.

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