Alleyn’s School

Edward Alleyn Club


Welcome to the website of the Edward Alleyn Club, the society for all former pupils of Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Please browse through our pages to learn what's going on at the Club, read about reunions and events, and keep in contact with the Club, the School and your fellow AOBs and AOGs.


The Recent Death of Alan Berry, member of staff 1972-1996

From Graham Berry (AOB): 

It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Alan Berry, died peacefully at Oaklands Care Home, Marchwood, on Saturday 22nd August 2015. Alan had been suffering with Alzheimer’s, which was first diagnosed 6 years ago and had been on a steady decline ever since. 

We will be holding a service on Monday 7th September at 12:30 p.m. at:
Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground
Wyndham Road
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7EJ.

After the service you are welcome to join us at: 

The Three Tuns
Ringwood Road,
Dorset, BH23 8JH.  

We request no flowers but if you would like to make a donation in memory of Alan then please make cheques payable to the Alzheimer’s Society and send them to:

Donation – Alan Berry
c/o Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground
Wyndham Road
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7EJ

Katy Jones - Spurgeon's year of 1981

It is with great sadness that the Club passes on the news that Katy Jones has died suddenly on 24 April following a brain haemorrhage.  She was just 51.


Mr Edward Robinson (Tyson's 1938-41)

The Edward Alleyn Club regrets to announce the death of Mr Edward Robinson on 13 April 2015.  Mr Robinson was a contributor to the School's Oral History project.  He gave us a schoolboy view of war:

'The boys who were evacuated to Kent were given first-row seats to view the dog fights between Britain and Germany over the Pilgrims’ Way. Ted Robinson (Tn 1938-41) remembered that ‘Up on the cliffs at Kingsdown, we’d throw stones at the Heinkels as they skimmed over!’


Major Eric Randall M.B.E.

It is with great sadness that the Alleyn's community has to announce the death of Major Eric Randall MBE (Common Room 1948-93) Hon. A.O.B. Eric's Funeral was on 14 April at 1.15pm at the Chichester Crematorium


Former School Captain, Barry Ware-Lane

It is with regret that the Edward Alleyn Club has to announce the death of former School Captain, Barry Ware-Lane (Roper’s 1960-68) on 24 December 2014.

Mr Tony Vandeputte

The Club regrets to announce the death of Mr Tony Vandeputte (Roper's 1964-71) of pneumonia on Thursday 12 March at his home in Gran Canaria.

2015 Leavers' Barbecue

All 2015 leavers are warmly invited to a barbecue and get-together at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse on Saturday 5th September at 3.00 p.m.

Angus MacKechnie Executive Director of ISAN

Angus MacKechnie (Spurgeon's 1980-85) is the new Executive Director of ISAN. ISAN is the national membership and strategic organisation that supports the development of outdoor arts in the UK and brings the sector together.


Alleyn's Junior School

Mrs Barbara Dalton will be retiring in July after over 36 years of teaching.  She has touched so many lives and we would like you to help us celebrate that by sending in a note and/or photograph of anything that stirs a happy memory of your years at Alleyn’s Junior School being taught by Mrs Dalton. - please send to Jane Mines in the Junior School, or via the alumni office -

Virunga wins a Peabody Award

Orlando von Einsiedel (Dutton's, Year of 1998) is the Director / Producer of a film about the gorillas of the National Park that stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the South, to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Lent 2015 ebulletin now available

The Lent copy of the ebulletin is now available to download

Alleyn's at Edinburgh

Add your show to our online listing or simply choose your itinerary for the festival here


Summer Reunion of the Fives

On Saturday 13 June, over 170 of us gathered together to celebrate 20, 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years since leaving Alleyn's


Alleyn's at Glastonbury

Florence Welch was in good Alleyn's company at the Glastonbury Festival this year.  


Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava

Fifteen artists have been chosen to represent the UK in one of the oldest and most famous awards for children’s book illustration; the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava.  Alexis Deacon (Brading’s year of 1996) has been selected for his work on Lion, and another children’s book; I am Henry Finch is also shortlisted, for which Alexis wrote the words. 



Alleyn's School Memorial plaque

On Friday 8 may, the chaplain of St George's Memorial Church in Ypres dedicated and blessed the Alleyn's School Memorial plaque.


Primetime Emmy Award

Nick Edwards (Dutton's, 2002-09) has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation.


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London SE22 8SU
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