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Public Benefit

Our links with the Edward Alleyn Club, our Friends, Community and Commercial programme and our International Links all inform our public benefit programme.


Local charity Montage Theatre Arts perform at the MCT at Alleyn's

As part of the National Theatre Connections Project, Montage Theatre Arts (MTA) hired the MCT at Alleyn's on a community basis to rehearse and perform their production of I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here for the National Theatre Connections project.

MTA are a local main grants funded charity based in Lewisham that provides affordable performance arts training to students from all backgrounds and all ages. Currently students ages range from 3-93! Young carers and socially disadvantaged children are just some of those who benefit from MTAs scholarship programme.

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Bishop Thomas Grant School rehearse and perform Cabaret at the MCT at Alleyn's

Alleyn's welcomed local School Bishop Thomas Grant Streatham during October half-term last year to the MCT to rehearse and perform their production of Cabaret.

The students were involved with all aspects of the production and following four days of rehearsals they showcased performances over three evenings.

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Day of Dance


We held a wonderfully successful Day of Dance for forty Year 9 pupils from different schools. They combined their energy and imagination to produce work of great promise.


Safe Routes to School

Dulwich & Herne Hill Safe Routes to School is a voluntary organisation which holds meetings at Alleyn's. Their aim is to ensure that the children who use our local schools are able to travel every day in a safe and healthy environment.

Southwark Schools Learning Partnership news


During the last week of the Lent term Alleyn’s hosted a Southwark Schools Learning Partnership U13 girls cricket afternoon involving 38 pupils from The Charter, Kingsdale, JAGS and Alleyn's. The afternoon focused on introducing/developing the basics in cricket followed by some fun games which was taken by 4 London Schools Cricket Association Coaches. The pupils were in 4 teams split across the schools which allowed for a wonderfully positive atmosphere and lots of collaboration. The afternoon concluded with certificates of participation and contact details of all local crickets clubs passed to staff for them to distribute to interested pupils.


Southwark Police host annual Christmas Tree Appeal at the MCT at Alleyn's

In December The MCT at Alleyn's was host to the Metropolitan Police, Southwark Police Cadets and Father Christmas. Gifts were donated to 85 children in care in Southwark on the evening. The remaining 135 presents were delivered by children's services to those unable to make the evening.

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Links with Zimbabwe


We welcomed a group of head teachers and educators from Manicaland, Zimbabwe who have come for a week's visit.


1970s Memories Day


Pupils showed groups of alumni from the '70s around the school before sitting down with them for an oral history workshop project where memories of their time at school were gathered and recorded for the archive. 

Dulwich Society Garden Group Annual Talk held at Alleyn's


The Dulwich Society fosters the amenities of Dulwich, and its Gardens committee supports gardening and related activities in the area. Each year it publishes “Dulwich Gardens open for charity”, with details of the local gardens open to the public. It also organises an annual talk and a coach visit.

This year's talk was on the topic of front gardens and there were three presentations on the evening from speakers Pamela Johnson, Nigel Watts and Anthony Noel. The evening was attended by some 90 members of the Dulwich Society. "Also excellent were the facilities at Alleyn’s, with a well-equipped lecture theatre and an ideal space for members to enjoy refreshments after the talk."


Rhythm for Reading Project


Five of our Year 12 students are now in place as mentors for the project being run by the Education Endowment Foundation. They will work with Year 5 pupils at Goodrich Primary School in Southwark.


Kenyan Bishop


We were delighted in May to welcome Bishop Jeremiah and his wife Susan from Kenya. Bishop Jeremiah helps run a school for disadvantaged children. They spent time in the Junior School, and then with Miss Carlsson, our International Links Co-ordinator, and with Dr Savage. And they very much enjoyed one of Mr Reid's RS lessons.


Resources for Autism

During term-time the group meets at Alleyn’s on a Sunday from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and during the holidays they host specialist play schemes that typically run for a for few weeks at a time.

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London SE22 8SU
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