Review of the Year​

At our annual Speech Day the Headmaster delivers his annual summary of the past academic year at Alleyn's.

Click here to read the Headmaster's Review for 2020.


"As well as the discrete subject work which characterises any rigorous academic education, there have been inter-disciplinary collaborations for the students to enjoy, including an Art-led trip to hear Ai Wei Wei discuss human rights and the Satellite sensor programme developed by our CANSAT team uniting DT, Physics and Computing. In the annual RV Jones Science Lecture (part of an inter-disciplinary Science Fortnight which saw S0 converted into a zoo replete with python, skunk and meercat!) ex-Scientist-in-Residence Dr Adam Rutherford helped us see how science might shape our demolition of racist ideologies. Our Model United Nations debaters organised a conference at Alleyn’s and won further honours in Bilbao; while our MfL debaters performed superbly in both Spanish and French competitions.” 

“In response to our Year 13s and 11s obvious appetite to continue their learning in lieu of public exams, we also developed the Alleyn's Diploma and Portfolio, with staff offering courses in Law, Social Enterprise, Comfort Cooking, Digital Photography, Portuguese, British Wildlife & Conservation, C21st Century Classics and An Introduction to Cosmic Mining.” 

“I am very proud that our pupils work so hard to achieve such amazing things inside and outside the classroom, on-site and online. I am also very proud of how they engage with the world through volunteering, outreach and charitable activities, including via organisations like the Dulwich Almshouses, Southwark Community Education Charity, Southwark Schools Learning Partnership and London Academy of Excellent in Tottenham. Our brilliant Houses have raised money for a multitude of good causes again this year, while our School Charity Committee have raised almost £9k for Sparrow Schools in South Africa and Lambeth & Southwark Mind. Our Eco-committee have also been working hard to promote and embed sustainability in all that we do. Whether helping the young or the elderly, locally, in London or overseas, our pupils continue to open their hearts to the wider world and strive to make a lasting difference.”