Facts & Figures
In 2020/21, Alleyn's provided 105 means-tested bursaries in excess of £2.1m.
This is possible due to the Dulwich Estate income distribution each year, a grant from The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and other generous benefactors whose donations have enhanced the bursary provision at the School. We are committed to growing the number of means-tested bursaries for local children.
Alleyn’s offers means-tested bursaries during its admissions process each year. These are offered to pupils joining in Years 7 and 12. The financial means assessment is rigorous and families are required to provide detailed financial information, which is reviewed during the admissions process.
Where the School offers fully funded places, it will also provide additional financial assistance; this may include financial help with uniform, travel, school meals, funding for IT devices, educational school trips and other incidental expenses to support the education of bursary recipients.
Throughout the pandemic, the School has sought to provide extra support to 36 of our bursary pupils, loaning them IT devices and providing them with funds for their lunches throughout the year. A high proportion, 61%, of the bursaries awarded by the School provide a fully funded place and 86% of the bursaries provide funding over 75%; this will either be a full bursary or a combination of a bursary and a scholarship. The average means-tested funding is over 90%.
After a long period where specialist facilities had been kept closed, it was particularly important to enable local schools to provide of a range of co-curricular activities to their pupils. In July alone, Alleyn’s swimming teachers delivered an intensive learn-to-swim programme for 120 Bessemer Grange School pupils over two weeks. Dulwich Hamlet Primary School, Heber Primary School and Harris Primary Academy in East Dulwich used our theatre to host Year 6 productions and six different primary schools held sports days on our running track. Over 2,900 local school children used the Alleyn’s facilities in this period.
The ACE Cricket Charity, Dulwich Youth Orchestra, Evelina London Children's Hospital and Kings College Hospital were provided with access to venues to hold events in support of their organisations. Alleyn’s also supported Free to be Kids, a London-based charity that works with young people struggling with social or emotional difficulties, to enable an Amazing Animals workshop to be held for children isolated over the lockdown period, in addition to hosting a Young Leaders training course.
We continue to enhance volunteering and outreach opportunities for our pupils. In addition to the Thursday afternoon volunteering scheme in Years 10-13, the Southwark Community Education Charity Saturday Maths Scheme for Year 11 mentors continues to thrive as does the Primary Partnership outreach programme for Year 12 students which was recognised by the prestigious Goldsmith Award. Other more localised community engagement includes our pupils regularly volunteering at the Albrighton Community Fridge and Norwood and Brixton Foodbanks and helping to deliver food to the homeless in London as part of the Under One Sky organisation.
If you would like to find out more about Alleyn's partnership projects, visit the Schools Together website.
For information about our wider work in the community, please feel free to contact our Co-curricular and Partnerships team.
For much more detail about our educational links, the financial assistance we have given and how our facilities have been shared during 2020/21, please follow the links below: