Friends of Alleyn's
8th December 2016
“The show was spectacular…. It was simply magical. Thank you for your total generosity and expertise .The delicious drinks and canopies were very stylish, the chance to meet friends and staff was very special.”
Friends of Alleyn's was set up to allow the bonds and relationships formed at School to be reignited or continue to flourish after the day to day link with School is over. Now in its fourth year, we were delighted to see both former staff and parents of alumni reunited at this yearly event.
Over a hundred and forty guests gathered on the evening of Dec 8th to meet and chat over a drink and canape before watching a ‘showcase’ of highlights of pupils’ performances from the school year in the MCT theatre. This included numbers from 'Cabaret', contemporary dance pieces from Year 7 and 8 and GCSE classes , a saxophone quartet jazz number and a solo rendition of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.
If you would like to come along to the next Friends event and didn't receive an invitation this time round please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cornflower Club Lunch
2nd December 2016
The annual get-together of Alleyn's School legacy society, the Cornflower Club, meets next Friday for drinks with the Headmaster followed by lunch in the dining room.
Legacies have supported the School since the time of its foundation and are an ideal way of helping the School today and into the future. If you would like more information about the Cornflower Club and how to become a member then please do contact Stephanie MacMillan, Director of Development at email@example.com
Annual Dinner 2016
12th November 2016
The Edward Alleyn Club's 120th Annual Dinner was held at School on Saturday 12th November. This year's theme from outgoing President, Chris Grant, (Tyson's 1973-'80) was 'South London, naah, naah, naah' and guests were treated to an amusing pre-dinner show performed by Rohan Candappa (Brading's, 1973-'80) about the joys of South London and what it, and Alleyn's, meant to him before retiring to the dining hall to enjoy a fine three course dinner with their friends. The dinner raised over £500 for the Alleyn Benevolent Fund and the Club's own 'you've got to be in it to win it' lottery, the 200 Club, garnered new recruits and saw one Old Boy win £2000 pounds from the draw. If you would like to join the 200 Club then there is one number left available to purchase. Please see here for more details and how to join.
Women of Alleyn's Networking Event
2nd November 2016
On the 2nd November the Women of Alleyn's Networking Event was hosted at Brunswick House. The evening drew together over 70 women across all professions to network and strengthen their connections both with the School and with each other. Please view the photos here
There is also a Women of Alleyn's LinkedIn group.
If you would like to get in touch with the School to offer mentorship, work placements, talks or careers advice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Donor Reception
22nd September 2015
This year's Annual Donors Reception - one of the ways in which the School recognizes the support given to Advancing Alleyn's and its goals - saw a change of venue and was held in one of the working studio classrooms of the art department. Guests laughed and chatted amongst the artwork and easels before taking a tour to the top of the newly developed science block to admire the London skyline at dusk and see the site prepared for a donated observatory and telescope. They then continued on to see the newly laid AstroTurf pitch complete with its smart dugouts and new scoreboard; all of which was made possible due to the tremendous generosity of a small group of individual donors to the School and the Advancing Alleyn's campaign.
Guests heard the appreciation that exists among all the different departments who have benefited directly from the support of donors, and learned of the continuing plans for development including exciting plans for a music recording studio and an artist-in-residence at Alleyn's, all whilst meeting and making friends.
One guest commented "What a fun, useful, informative evening!.. I love meeting new people and, even better, people interested in Alleyn's... We both thought the evening was a blast... "
Our thanks to Sally Reynolds, the School's new Head of Art, for allowing us to use her workspace, and to those who attended. Should you be interested in hearing more about Advancing Alleyn's, current plans or how you can get involved please contact Stephanie MacMillan, Director of Development at 020 857 1545.
Photos of the evening are below:
Donors' Report 2015