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 2017

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

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.


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!

Click here to view the magazine


South East London Football Tournament

The U10 Boys did us proud during the SEL football tournament.  They had a wonderful session and didn't lose a game which resulted in them winning the tournament.


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


It is official - we are Golden!

We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Junior and Senior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us gain Gold accreditation in Southwark under the TfL STARS scheme.

Our achievement was the combination of so many activities such as the cycling clubs, the “bike-it” crew, assemblies and lessons on cycling and personal safety, the Safe Routes to School Committee, the Eco-Council and other school committees, “Walk to School Week", the "cycle-to-work” scheme and the general encouragement of the pupils and staff to cycle, scooter or walk to school, that has made this possible.


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. 

Walk to School Week

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

IAPS National Swimming Rounds

Congratulations to our Year 5 pupil who took part in the 25m Backcrawl in the IAPS National Swimming Finals at K2 Crawley.  He qualified for the final 16 and on the day finished 12th in the final race.  A huge achievement and a wonderful experience.  

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

AJS Boys' Football Competition

Congratulations to both the U11A boys' football team who won the U11 Alleyn's Junior School football competition and the U9 boys' football team who performed superbly to reach the final of the U9 tournament.

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. 

Commonwealth Service

The Year 5 Commonwealth Club attended  'A Celebration of the Commonwealth' at Westminster Abbey along with pupils from the senior school.  It was an amazing occasion for all and the children were even on the BBC News and in The Telegraph newspaper!

Netball Tournament

Well done to the U11 Girls Netball Team who won silver medals at the JAPS Netball Tournament in very cold and wet weather!

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.