"In co-curricular activities pupils achieve outstanding standards, for example within individual and team sports, and in music and drama." ISI Inspection Report January 2013
Co-curricular activities at Alleyn's exist to complement the academic curriculum and provide pupils with experiences and opportunities beyond the formal classroom. These are an integral and essential part of the all-round holistic education offered by the School recognising that individuals flourish in a supportive environment where all their abilities and talents are acknowledged and supported.
The Alleyn's Vision of 'co-educational excellence for all in a caring, friendly, welcoming community' is fully complemented by our co-curricular aims:
- To provide opportunities, through a wide range of clubs and societies, for all pupils to progress personal interests and to develop new skills and passions across a broad range of physical, artistic, cultural and recreational activities.
- To encourage pupils to develop a strong sense of responsibility, mutual support, self awareness and tolerance towards each other and the whole Alleyn's community.
- To enable pupils to challenge themselves in different situations and to develop greater personal confidence.
- To offer opportunity for, and to recognise the worth of both participation and excellence.
- To encourage pupils to take responsibility and develop leadership skills and to work as part of a team.
The Alleyn's Dance Show
Performances ranged from fun and lively modern duets to thought provoking contemporary ensembles and over 75 pupils from every year group were represented. The evening consisted of both teacher and pupil choreography in a variety of styles with subject matter including ‘manipulation’, ‘dependency’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the ‘Typhoon in the Philippines’. This year, dance has really taken off at Alleyn’s and pupils have had the opportunity to join two dance companies in their co-curricular time. This term, there will also be an opportunity for Lower School Boys to join the first ever Alleyn’s Male Dance Company!
“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them”
Twelve English teachers from South Korea who have spent eight weeks in the UK came to experience daily life at Alleyn's by shadowing our teachers,delivering lessons and observing a variety of lunchtime clubs as part of their professional development.
Under the tutelage of Dr de Silva, the lunchtime Chess Club is thriving and will help pupils prepare for the House Chess Competition.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Middle School production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was contemporary, inventive and energetic and provided a perfect showcase for the extraordinarily talented actors and performers and behind-the-scenes crew.
The annual CCF Remembrance Day march and service at College Chapel is a moving and well-attended event at which we have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of those killed in wartime. This year's service is on Sunday 13th November.
Modern Languages Concert
Every year the Modern Foreign Languages charity concert delivers an extraordinary range of songs not normally heard on the airwaves in Britain to enthusiastic fans of world music.
Lower School Craft Club
The Lower School have been enjoying the lunchtime Craft Club which is led by Sixth Form students. Here they are making sun-catchers.
Alleyn's School hosts ISFA U11 National Football Championships
Nearly 20 schools came together again at Alleyn's to compete for places in the National Finals of the Independent Schools' Football Association U11 competition.