Alleyn's Blog

Alleyn's pupils and staff share their experiences and opinions on what makes them tick.

Read our latest schools blogposts below.

Eco Week 2023 Transforms School Dining with Sustainable Menus

According to World Wildlife Fund UK, what ends up on our plates contributes to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 60% of global biodiversity loss. In a bid to address the environmental impact of our diets, Eco Week 2023 at Alleyn’s has revamped the lunchroom experience.

All We Can Be

Here at Alleyn’s we truly try to live by the motto All We Can Be. And we don’t just try to apply this to teaching and learning. It also entails that we should live and breathe our school values of Respect, Opportunity, Courage, Curiosity and Kindness.

Pass the exam results day test – Parent’s edition

There are unlikely to be many school-based scenarios that will bring on a bigger case of the jitters than Exam Results days. Deputy Head of Pastoral Gavin English shares some handy tips for parents on how they can best support their children on the big day. 

Creating a More Understanding World 

Minority Students Union leaders share their passion to help everyone appreciate, understand, and embrace differences to create a more understanding world and a more understanding Alleyn’s.

Diversity in Literature

Head of English at Alleyn's, Alex Smith, shares what we are doing to diversify the English curriculum so that every child in our community will see themselves, and the rich and varied world around them. 

The Secret is Pasta!

Dr Atkinson shares how pupils at Alleyn’s and beyond our school community are collaborating as they build the tech and social skills to thrive in the modern workplace through the Alleyn’s Digital Academy.

Lifelong Belonging 

Brading’s Head of House, Jordan Lewis, shares how Alleyn’s Houses have been shaping a sense of lifelong belonging at Alleyn’s since they began in 1907, in our School blog.

Child Mental Health Week

In our latest school blog, Deputy Head Pastoral Gavin English gives us some tips to improve and sustain our childrens mental health.

In Your Element

In our latest school blog, Assistant Head and Head of Leadership Development Dr Rob Atkinson shares ways to bottle feelings of connection and meaning.

Balancing School and Sport 

Anya in Year 13 shares her tips for balancing playing sport at a high level while at school as she prepares to embark on a hockey scholarship at Northeastern University in Boston this summer.

How to Talk to Your Child About Misogyny 

In the wake of a new brand of influencers pedalling misogynistic ideology, Head of PSHE, Will Howell-Harte, offers five tips on how to talk to your child about misogyny.

Revolutionising Learning

Three Alleyn's students are taking part in GenerationTech – a global programme run by JP Morgan Chase for 14–18-year-olds to design tech solutions, for social good. Year 12 Martina tells us more in our latest blog. 

Lining the Sovereign’s Steps

Year 13 student Oscar reflects on his CCF experience of lining the Sovereign's Steps during the Remembrance Day service at The Cenotaph.

Initiative and Enterprise

Sarra in Year 13 shares why she wanted to take on a year-long Extended Project Qualification and how she feels it will help her in the future.