Head's Welcome

Welcome to Alleyn's Junior School. I trust that this website will offer you a glimpse of the life and character of the school that I am so proud and privileged to lead. Please enjoy this short welcome film, and the written message that follows it.

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At the heart of our school community are the children, from Reception to Year 6, who flourish within an avowedly co-educational and academically selective setting. Through the hard work and inspiration of the staff, the children are given the opportunity to enjoy a broad academic curriculum that is complemented by a rich co-curricular programme and supported by our excellent pastoral care, which places the class teacher at the heart of each child’s education and welfare.

The children are encouraged to show ambition and commitment, develop resilience and be creative and intellectually curious. Performing and having fun on a variety of stages, be it sport, drama or music, are actively encouraged. The foundations of life-long learning and character development are established here and promoted through our Learning Dispositions and School Values. Being part of the wider Alleyn’s School and sharing the same educational vision brings great benefits of continuity of education as well as the opportunity to share top class facilities.

The Junior School is modest in size and intimate in feel so enabling every child to be known and their needs understood and characters nurtured. We work hard to understand and cater to the needs of both boys and girls and this results in a wide spectrum of different types of children who thrive within the school. 

Our prospectus and website will offer an insight into our school life but to gain a genuine sense of the ethos and energy of the school we encourage a visit to an Open Day or a tour of the school. There you will see how the children engage with their learning, with each other and with their teachers and see how they uphold the school values. We also enjoy a strong partnership with our parent body to support the children, not just in their learning, but in the fostering of a close school community that is so healthy and welcoming to both child and parent. I have no doubt that our current parents will offer useful insights into life at Alleyn’s Junior School.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your child to Alleyn’s Junior School for a visit.

Simon Severino, Head of Alleyn's Junior School


About Simon Severino

Simon Severino was born in Italy before enjoying his schooling in Somerset and Dorset. He read Geography at Oxford University prior to completing his PGCE teacher training there. He has taught in prep schools for over twenty-five years having started his career at Culford Prep in Suffolk then moving to Dulwich Prep London where he was Head of Geography and a Deputy Head. Before returning to Dulwich he was Headmaster at St Andrew’s Prep, which is part of an educational charity with Eastbourne College. He is married to Emma and they have a son and daughter. When he is not spending time with his family, Simon makes the most of his Arsenal season ticket and pottering around in the garden.

Image of Alleyn's Junior School Headmaster Simon Severino, smiling at the camera

Photo of three Alleyn's Junior School pupils running towards the camera