Alleyn’s School

Junior School

Co-educational, academic
excellence in a caring, friendly,
and welcoming community

Co-educational excellence

Welcome to the Alleyn’s Junior School website which aims to offer an insight into the life and character of this very energetic, happy and successful junior school that is a key part of the wider Alleyn’s School. Here you will gain a sense of our educational vision, which has academic excellence at its core, and how this is promoted through our broad curriculum and supported by our strong co-curricular and pastoral provision so that our children can learn and achieve in a purposeful, challenging and happy environment. We are proudly co-educational and also small enough to know every child really well so that they can flourish within our school community.

Details of the admissions process are clearly signposted and there is a link to our most recent inspection report. We hope that this site will complement a visit to the school for prospective parents while existing parents are provided with access to useful information. Links with the wider school community are also explained.  Above all, we hope that it offers a flavour of the opportunities and achievements enjoyed by our children, of whom we are so proud.

The Good Schools Guide

Read what The Good Schools Guide has to say about us



Tatler Good School's Guide 2018

We feature in the newly published guide. If you would like to read the fantastic review of our school, click here.


Here’s the latest issue of Chatterbox. It is crammed full of wintry goodies – from festive fashion and Christmas traditions around the world to the mystery of the stolen presents and a debate on single-sex versus co-ed schools. The Year 6s have done a fabulous job yet again – enjoy and Merry Christmas.  Click here to view the latest edition.


Huw Edwards presents a Friday Mini Lecture

Journalist and broadcaster Huw Edwards presented the second Friday Mini Lecture of the year on the topic of ‘What’s News?’. Drawing upon his years as anchor to the BBC’s flagship news programme, News at Ten, as well as presenter of numerous national and international events, Huw spoke passionately about what makes the news, how it is made and how he has been involved in reporting it. The children were on superb form with fascinating questions and showing a remarkable grasp of current affairs.

Quiz Club's Inter-School Science Competition

Teams from Year 6 travelled for the area heat of the Quiz Club's Science competition where they demonstrated excellent competence throughout the competition.  In the end our teams finished a very creditable first and third.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Children in Need Spotacular Day

Thank you to all the pupils and staff at AJS who took part in the Children in Need Spotacular Day by wearing something spotty to school.  We raised over £400.

Independent Schools Football Association

In association with the Independent Schools Football Association we hosted an U11 festival. All of the sessions were led by Alleyn’s coaching staff and players. Visiting staff and parents were delighted with the fun the children had and the learning that had taken place. Alleyn’s is a Hub School for the ISFA and reports and photographs from the festivals will appear on the ISFA website in the “Juniors” section so do visit and have a read at

Sunday Times Schools Guide

We are very proud to be ranked fifth in The Sunday Times Schools Guide Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England published on 19 November 2017. This makes us the highest ranked coeducational school in this survey, which is based upon those schools whose Year 6 children took SATs National Curriculum tests in May 2016. 

At Alleyn’s Junior School we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to the education and well-being of our boys and girls and we are pleased that these results are achieved within this wider context. For a flavour of everyday life at Alleyn’s, follow us on Twitter. Current parents can also keep up to date through the weekly Newsfeed bulletin, available on The Hub parent portal. 

Regulatory Compliance Inspection 2017

Following a recent inspection, we are delighted to announce that Alleyn's Junior School was successfully judged to be fully compliant with all the Independent School Standards inspected. The report is available to view here.

National Biathlon Championship

Congratulations to our Year 6 pupil who came 20th overall in the finals of the National Biathlon Championship in Birmingham.  He achieved 8th place in the swimming and 29th place in the running. Well done to everyone who took part.

South East London Football Tournament

The U9 Boys did us proud during the SEL Football Tournament that was hosted at Alleyn's.  They had a wonderful session and didn't lose a game which resulted in them winning the tournament.  Congratulations also goes to our U10 team who came second overall. Well done to all of the children involved.

Forest School

Reception Class enjoyed a visit to Forest School getting a chance to explore and carry out some of the many activities on offer.

Gold Primary Science Quality Mark - Gold Award

We are pleased to announce that Alleyn’s Junior School has been awarded the highest accolade of Gold in Science by an independent assessor, the Primary Science Quality Mark. The application process took a year to complete and everyone here at AJS worked hard to highlight the investigative and exciting Science curriculum we offer.

Alleyns Junior Twitter

Hindleap Warren

Year 6 were all smiles at Hindleap Warren.  With blue sky and sunshine all day the children enjoyed archery, rock climbing, the 'leap of faith' and high ropes.

Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

Congratulations to Ry who was runner up in the Commonwealth Essay competition 2017. She and the three other winners from India, Canada and Australia, have been treated to a fantastic selection of activities and outings in London this week, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society including an exclusive tour of Buckingham Palace and an awards ceremony hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall.  They also visited the Globe Theatre, dined at the House of Lords and the Australian High Commission, spent time at Westminster Abbey, participated in a writing workshop at The Royal Society of Literature, toured the Evening Standard and visited the design studios of a Orla Kiely.   We are very proud of Ry’s success in this prestigious competition.

A Bit of a Laugh

Some sixty Juniors performed their comedy sketches to two packed houses in the hall bringing light-hearted humour and laughter to the school. Congratulations to the children for finding or writing the sketches, organising their costumes and props and hosting the show themselves.

Bookweek House Spoken English Competition

House Spoken English is always one of the most popular events of the week and this year proved no exception. Mr Severino welcomed our judge and adjudicator, Tamara Macfarlane who is a published author, former teacher and now owns an independent local bookshop. 'Walking in Other People’s Shoes' was the influence and Year 3 started off the competition with their delightful boasting poems. The standard of performance across the year groups was incredibly high and all the competitors should feel very proud of their efforts. Congratulations to Leopards who were the overall winners of the competition.


For more information about the work of the AJSA (Alleyn’s Junior School Association) 


Alleyn's School is a charitable company registered in England and Wales. Company No. 09401357. Registered Charity No. 1161864.
Registered office: Townley Road, Dulwich, London, SE22 8SU. Tel. 020 8557 1500.