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


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Tatler Good School's Guide 2017

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


Founder's Day


'The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl' was the theme of the Founder's Day celebrations in the Junior School this year.  With maypole dancing, sponge throwing, a fancy dress competition, music and many other stalls AJS pupils, parents and staff enjoyed a sun-filled day.


Creative Inspiration


Our first season of Friday Mini-Lectures ended on a high note with an inspiring lecture to the many children and parents in the audience from author and parent Anna Mazzola. We learned about her early forays into writing as a child and then how an initial idea made its way to the bookshelf through agents, editors and publishers. Anna introduced us to her first novel, The Unseeing, and offered us some background to this historical crime fiction based upon  a true story set in our own patch of South East London.

Once again, the children and the adults in the audience highlighted the desire to learn and be curious about the lives and passions of others. A true learning community.


Kodály Celebration Concert


Our Chamber Choir performed at the Kodály Celebration Concert at St John’s, Smith Square. They performed ‘Lord of the Dance’ and joined with children and adults from schools around the UK to sing ‘Songmakers’, composed and conducted by Douglas Coombes, and ‘A Tree of Song’, a brand new piece composed by Bob Chilcott for the occasion. It was a fantastic experience to perform in such an iconic venue and the children’s singing and conduct was a credit to the school. Congratulations to all involved


Chatterbox

The Year 6 Magazine Club has chosen the theme of ‘Giving’ for their latest issue of Chatterbox. They have worked incredibly hard in a very busy term to produce an informative and fun-filled issue. Happy Easter reading everyone!

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Diary 2016/2017

The Diary for 2016/2017 can viewed here.


Sunday Times Parent Power

 We are very happy to feature in The Sunday Times Parent Power supplement, recently making our way into the top ten of their 2016 ‘Top 100 Independent Prep Schools’, SATs-based list.

At Alleyn’s Junior School we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to the education and well-being of our boys and girls. As one of only three co-educational schools in the top ten, our Parent Power appearance is testament to the standards that happy children can achieve with the support of their teachers over the years.

For a flavour of everyday life at Alleyn’s, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Current parents can also keep up to date through the weekly Newsfeed bulletin, available on The Hub parent portal. 


I Love London


The Infant Department visited the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Park and took a riverboat down the Thames to look at all the sights and London landmarks.  The visit was a fabulous finish to mark the end of the topic 'I Love London'.


Alleyn's Junior Has Talent


AJS pupils displayed their creativity and energy by taking part in Alleyn’s Junior Has Talent Competition.  With a wide variety of acts from singing, dancing, comedy and even magical tricks, AJHT was a real triumph capturing the spirit of the school in so many ways. Well done to all those pupils who took part and congratulations to Ted who was the overall winner with his comic mime of 'Don't Stop Me Now'.


Year 6 Trip to Normandy


Year 6 had a fabulous week in Normandy at the beginning of June. They explored the role and history of this area of France during WW2, saw the famous Bayeux Tapestry and had a taste of French culture. As well as deepening their historical understanding, it provided an opportunity to use their French language skills. It was particularly special to be there for the anniversary of D-Day itself and a fantastic week was had by all.


Walk to School Week


A very successful Walk to School Week culminated in Happy Trainer Day.

Grandparents and Special Friends' Tea Party


Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to making the Grandparents and Special Friends' Tea Party such a success.


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.


Year 3 Trip to Horton Kirby


Colourful rubber ducks were spotted in the River Darent as part of an investigation carried out by Year 3 into the velocity of the river. Other activities at the Horton Kirby Environmental Education Centre included testing rocks for permeability and creating a river in a mud tray. Suitably clad in wellies and waterproofs, much fun was had and everyone enjoyed a wonderful outdoor day in beautiful countryside


Quiz Club Maths Competition


Teams from Year 5 and Year 6 travelled for the area heat of the first ever Quiz Club Maths competition where they demonstrated excellent mathematical competence throughout the hour long competition with one of our teams leading throughout. In the end our teams finished a very creditable second and third out of the eight teams. 


AJSA

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

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Independent Schools Football Association


In association with the Independent Schools Football Association we hosted an U8 and U9 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 www.isfa.org.uk

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.