Alleyn’s School is a 4-18 co-educational, independent day school in Dulwich, London, England.

Junior School Co-Curricular Life

Clubs | Trips and visits


In all subject areas, activities take place to go beyond the already ambitious curriculum. Budding linguists can explore Japanese and Greek, for example, and Chess Club gives focused time to develop gameplay and strategy. Maths Explorers groups take place from Year 1 to challenge children in their thinking and problem solving. Computing Club gives time to explore programming and journalists in the making can hone their writing in Magazine Club, producing a magazine (Chatterbox) for the whole school to read. Science Club is always full of energy and excitement as children explore and discover more through engineering and experiments. Electronic Music Club introduces children to the use of technology in music production and History Club gives the opportunity to explore historical events and debates while General Knowledge Club tests quick thinking and factual recall.

The clubs take place before school, during lunch times or after school. 

Club timetables vary from term to term and, except for team practices and musical groups where continuity is desirable, are all voluntary, although we do expect club members to commit themselves for the duration of the term.

Please note that there are no additional costs for clubs, except for a tiny minority (for e.g. Ballet, Lamda and Taekwando). 

Trips and Visits

Visits out of School range from day visits at numerous locations and centres in the local area, to fully residential experiences beginning with one night away in Year 3.  The cost of all these visits are covered within school fees. 

All experiences are carefully planned to enrich the curricular activities in school.  Please see the news and events section of our website for reports on our most recent activities. 
At the beginning of the school year, the Infants all go on a trip together.  This is organised on a three year cycle and includes a trip to either the zoo, farm or safari park. At the end of the Trinity term, there is an end of year Infant trip altogether.  

Reception have a wonderful time at their Forest School in the Alleyn’s school grounds every week, and trips include visits to the Horniman Museum. 

Years 1 and 2 are taken on a variety of topic visits, which run on a two year cycle. Trips may include the London Transport Museum, Bushcraft, Hever Castle or the Cutty Sark, depending on the topic. In Year 3 the children visit Deptford Creek and Hoton Kirby to support their topic work. They all experience a night away from home on an action packed residential trip to  the PGL centre at Marchant’s Hill.

In Year 4 there are trips to the British Museum and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  They also spend two nights away from home engaged in fun team building challenges and environmental investigations at Hindleap Warren, an outdoor activity centre in the Ashdown Forest.

At the start of Year 5, the children experience an on site Bushcraft day.  Other trips include visits to the British Museum as well as on site curriculum visit days. Every June, Year 5 spends five days (four nights) at the UK Sailing Academy (UKSA) on the Isle of Wight.  Here, they are able to extend their physical education with windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, surfing and keel boating as well as engaging in some geographical, scientific and historical studies. 

Year 6 spend a morning at The Houses of Parliament and attend workshops in Portcullis House.  After their Senior School assessment, they spend a day unwinding at Stubbers Activity Centre, taking part in a variety of outward bounds activities.  They also visit the London Jewish Museum and participate in the Southwark Junior Citizenship scheme.

The climax of Year 6 is their residential trip to Liverpool, where as well as learning about local History and Culture, children spend time on the beach, at Chester Zoo and at a local theme park.  A real treat for the end of their time at the Junior School!

We have an optional ski trip in the Easter holidays, open to any child in Year 4, 5 and 6. 

There are many other trips out of school by mixed age groups, reflecting musical, sporting and academic interests. The choir regularly takes part in concerts at St John Smith’s Square and whole year groups have been involved in events at various concert halls in London.