Alleyn's has a long-held record of academic success, with boys and girls at the School performing strongly in public examinations each year.
Results overview statements are available below, and you can view the detailed results breakdowns, for 2020 and previous years, further down this page.
- 2020 GCSE Results Statement
- 2020 A Level Results Statement
- 2019 GCSE Results Statement
- 2019 A Level Results Statement
- 2018 GCSE Results Statement
- 2018 A Level Results Statement
- 2017 GCSE Results Statement
- 2017 A Level Results Statement
Alleyn's Celebrates Excellent GCSE Grades
20 August 2020
Year 11 girls and boys both performed well at Alleyn’s, which is one of the UK’s top independent day schools and which become fully co-educational in 1976, one of the first schools of its kind to do so. The results, which are in line with the high expectations for this talented cohort and match some of the best in recent years, continue a long-held tradition of co-educational academic success at the School. Virtually all the pupils now progress to the Upper School at Alleyn’s to pursue their selected A level subjects and to develop their personal skills and interests through the School’s extensive co-curricular offer.
Mr Skinnard said: “We are so pleased for all of our Year 11 cohort, who, like their Year 13 counterparts, have experienced an extremely anxious few months as they adapted first to life in lockdown, and then to the various government announcements around public examinations and the consequent results process. We hope that today provides welcome reassurance to them and marks the happy beginning of an exciting next stage to their career at Alleyn’s. Their excellent results are, of course, a fitting outcome of their commitment and enthusiasm for learning throughout their entire time at Alleyn’s. We are incredibly impressed by the resilience they have shown in recent months, and for all the energy they have brought to School life throughout lockdown and indeed before. Today I am delighted to see these wonderful young people achieve grades they so fully deserve, and look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in our Upper School when School restarts in September. Of course, we are still keenly aware that this has been an extremely trying period for our Year 13 students, who we remain committed to helping as they work through the implications of recent decisions.”
Head of Middle School Mel Joel said: “Our boys and girls can feel incredibly proud of their results today, and reassured that the outcomes are based on a fair, considered and extensive evaluation process. I hope that their achievements are a cause for celebration and satisfaction for both them and their families. Our thanks go out to every one of them for their fortitude, and of course we are grateful to our wonderful staff for their tireless efforts to support, inspire and lead the School community throughout this frustrating time. We look forward to welcoming both pupils and staff back on site in September, so we can continue our exciting learning journeys, together and in person.”
In common with schools across the UK, teachers at Alleyn’s were asked to make their best professional assessment of the grades they believe their pupils would have been awarded had the public exams gone ahead this summer, in accordance with the criteria sent to all schools by Ofqual. Staff followed a rigorous process, using all of their professional experience and building upon their extensive knowledge of the pupils to assign grades and rank orders as fairly and accurately as possible.
Throughout recent months, the School has continuously sought to support its pupils – and their families - with the compassion and pastoral care for which Alleyn’s is so highly-regarded. Its holistic provision continues to create a learning community within which boys and girls learn, grow, overcome challenges, and strive to succeed together, whatever the circumstances.
Posted 20 August 2020. Results may be subject to change.
Strong A Level Results Amongst Extraordinary Circumstances
13 August 2020
Year 13 students at Alleyn’s have this morning received some excellent A Level grades from the examination boards, befitting their hard work and commitment throughout their time at School, despite the extraordinary and very challenging circumstances in which examination grades were awarded this year.
Boys and girls both performed well at Alleyn’s, which is one of the UK’s leading day schools and the first of its kind to become fully co-educational, back in 1976. The vast majority will go on to take up places at leading universities in the UK and overseas.
Head Dr Gary Savage said: “I am truly proud of our students’ achievements every year, and this extraordinary year is no exception. I trust their results are a cause of satisfaction, relief and even pride – they certainly should be, as they are the product of many years’ hard work and dedication by our brilliant students. I am full of admiration for the impressive fortitude this unique cohort has shown throughout an undoubtedly frustrating period, and for all they have achieved academically and generally in their years at Alleyn’s. We know what excellent young people they are, and we have been proud and privileged to know them. I am confident they will go on to flourish as Alleyn Old Boys & Girls (AOBGs), taking all they have learned at the School with them into adulthood.”
Head of Upper School Dr Rob Atkinson said: “I am very pleased for our students, the vast majority of whom are progressing to their first-choice courses at UK and overseas universities and specialist centres of learning. We wish them well for the exciting opportunities and new chapters that lie ahead. We do expect that the picture around exam results is likely to change, and shall stay abreast of developments as they unfold. In the meantime, Results Day will be as busy as ever. Inevitably, some students may have been disappointed, but wherever necessary our dedicated sectional and academic staff will focus on guiding and advising our leavers, in a seamless continuation of their tireless work to inspire, challenge and support students throughout their life at Alleyn’s.”
In common with all schools, Alleyn’s teachers were asked to make their best professional assessment of the grades they believe that students would have been most likely to secure if teaching, learning and public exams had proceeded as normal. This was a process that has never been attempted before and was forced by circumstances that nobody could have foreseen when the students started their A level journey.
Throughout, teachers have sought to marry academic rigour with pastoral care and compassion as part of the holistic provision for which the School is so well-known: a learning community within which boys and girls learn, grow, overcome challenges, and strive to succeed together, whatever the circumstances.
Posted 13 August 2020. Results may be subject to change.
Photo L-R: Year 13 Leavers Elena, Ore and Romy
School Captain Ore and Vice Captains Elena and Romy are pictured earlier this year before the arrival of lockdown and social distancing! They progress to Dental Surgery/Oral Science, Medicine, and a gap year followed by study of Natural Sciences.
Top GCSE Results for our Pupils in 400th Anniversary Year
43% of all 2019 GCSE grades awarded are top Grade 9
Alleyn’s Founder Edward Alleyn would surely be proud as our boys and girls have achieved an impressive sweep of GCSE grades, continuing the School’s long-running tradition of academic success.
The results use the numerical marking scale, 1-9, that exam boards began to introduce in 2018. This year, all examination subjects use this 1-9 scale for the first time.
The headlines are:
- 43% of all grades awarded to Alleyn’s pupils were at the highest possible Grade 9
- 71% of all grades awarded were at Grade 9 or 8
- 88% of all grades awarded were at Grade 9, 8 or 7
- Almost a quarter of pupils gained at least ten Grade 8s or better
As we celebrate the 400th year of Edward Alleyn’s foundation of his School, the results provide yet more reason for our community to be cheerful.
In a nod to another historical milestone, Alleyn’s was one of the first schools of its type to become fully co-educational, back in 1976, and appropriately both our boys and girls have performed superbly, as they do every year.
Head Dr Gary Savage, said: “This is a really fantastic set of results for our boys and girls, particularly at a time when public examinations – and the way they are graded - are becoming ever more demanding. I am so pleased for them all. The pupils’ achievements demonstrate their own hard work, commitment and determination, and underline the immense value of our staff’s heartfelt efforts to encourage curiosity and good scholarly habits, and to instil a lifelong love of learning.”
“In this, our anniversary year, we can be sure that our Founder, Edward Alleyn, would be delighted with the way in which our boys and girls are able to perform to the highest academic standard while remaining level-headed, kind and caring young people. This is precisely the sort of outcome that our inclusive, co-educational outlook and progressive, holistic ethos seek to bring about.”
Mrs Mel Joel, Head of Middle School, said: “I am delighted for the pupils and their families. The boys and girls have worked with such energy and enthusiasm throughout their time in our Lower and Middle Schools and these are fitting results. We look forward to watching them all continue to thrive as they move into Upper School to enjoy the next stage of their Alleyn’s experience.”
Posted 25 August 2019. Results may be subject to change.
Congratulations to Alleyn’s boys and girls on achieving 30% A* grades in their A level examination results.
Our Year 13 students have once again posted a very strong set of A level examination results, upholding the School’s long-held record of academic success. The grades add to our many causes for celebration during 2019, which marks 400 years since our Founder Edward Alleyn established his School.
The headline results are:
- 30% of all grades awarded were at A*
- 68% of all grades awarded were at A* and A
- 89% of all grades awarded were at A*, A and B
- 16 students gained 3 A* grades or better
- 77 students gained at least 3 A* or A grades.
Both boys and girls performed very strongly, as befits our status as one of the UK’s leading co-educational day schools.
Head of Alleyn's Dr Gary Savage said: “We are truly delighted with our students’ A level achievements this year. Their results are well-deserved, and attest to their hard work and commitment to learning throughout their time at Alleyn’s. Our congratulations go out to them and to their families, as well as to our dedicated staff who work so tirelessly to inspire, challenge and support the pupils each and every day.”
“Our Founder Edward Alleyn would be proud of our pupils and all their successes both inside and outside the classroom. I have no doubt that he would be equally delighted with the kind, caring and holistic educational ethos that fosters such positive outcomes for our terrific young people year after year here at Alleyn’s.”
Head of Upper School Dr Rob Atkinson said: “We are so pleased for each and every one of our students. Their own sustained endeavour has secured these fantastic results, so we hope they feel proud – not just of their grades but of the effort they put into achieving them.”
“The majority of our boys and girls will progress to their first-choice courses at UK and overseas universities and specialist centres of learning. We wish them the very best of luck with this exciting new chapter of their life. In our 400th anniversary year it feels particularly fitting to remind them that there will always be a warm welcome for them back here at Alleyn’s.”
Posted 18 August 2019. Results may be subject to change.
ALLEYN’S BOYS AND GIRLS CELEBRATE A RECORD-BREAKING GCSE YEAR
Our pupils have received a bumper set of 2018 GCSE results and have broken school records.
Year 11 pupils and staff have reacted with understandable delight to the results, which come during a year of transition away from the A*-G grading system and towards a new, numerical, 9-1 scale. Headlines include:
- 74% of all grades awarded were at A*, 9 or 8
- 92% of all grades awarded were at A*or A, 9, 8 or 7
- 99% of all grades awarded were at A*, A or B, 9, 8, 7 or 6
- Over half of all grades were at the new numerical level 9
- 79 individual pupils gained 9 or more A*, 9 or 8 grades
- An impressive 98 individual pupils, from a cohort of 145, received all A*or A, 9, 8 or 7 grades
The breath-taking results come hot on the heels of our sixth-formers achieving one of their highest ever A* hauls in the recently published 2018 A level results (read the full A level notice, below). Such successes continue to uphold our reputation for exceptional attainment, even in an environment where public examinations are becoming increasing challenging.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, said: “This is, quite simply, a fantastic set of results for our entire community; for our boys and girls, their families and for our inspirational staff. We are truly delighted with the pupils’ achievements, and recognise the commitment and hard work that has brought them about. As we look ahead to our 400th anniversary in 2019, these brilliant results show once again just what can be achieved by boys and girls in a caring, holistic, co-educational environment in which all our pupils learn and grow together.”
Alleyn’s Head of Middle School, Mrs Mel Joel, said: “I am incredibly proud of our pupils’ dedication and their resulting accomplishments. As a determinedly progressive and co-educational school, it is of course immensely satisfying to see both our boys and girls performing so exceptionally well. I look forward to watching them all continue to thrive and flourish as they progress into our Upper School to embark upon their A level adventures.”
*Originally posted 23 August 2018. Updated 28 and 29 September 2018 to reflect changes to percentages post EAR (Enquiries about Results). Results remain subject to change.
ALLEYN’S BOYS AND GIRLS SERVE UP STUNNING 2018 A LEVEL RESULTS
Our boys and girls have achieved outstanding A level results in 2018, continuing the School’s tradition of exceptional attainment.
Year 13 students and staff alike are delighted with the results, which include these headlines:
- 37% of all grades awarded were at A*
- 76% of all grades awarded were at A* or A
- 92% of all grades awarded were at A*, A or B
- 26 individual students gained 3 A* grades or better
- 87 individual students received at least 3 A* or A grades
Alleyn’s is one of the UK’s best regarded co-educational day schools, and accordingly both our boys and girls performed exceptionally well, with the vast majority progressing to their first-choice university courses. Even as public examinations become more challenging, our 2018 results are amongst the highest ever posted by the School, and include our second-highest ever set of A* grades.
Headmaster Dr Gary Savage said: “Our boys and girls have excelled themselves yet again, and everyone at School is immensely proud of all they have achieved. This is a wonderful set of results not only for our students and their parents, but also for our entire School community who all work so hard to inspire and support the girls and boys to deliver these fantastic outcomes. Alleyn’s is one of the very best co-educational schools in the UK, and I truly believe it is our holistic approach and co-educational ethos that ensures our Leavers make their way in the world as high-achieving, but also kind and well-balanced, young people.”
Head of Upper School, Dr Rob Atkinson said: “We congratulate all of our boys and girls on their achievements which reflect their hard work over the past few months. We know that today marks the beginning of an exciting journey; already 94% of our 2018 Leavers have accepted places at UK and overseas universities or on other specialist courses. Whilst they will always remain much valued members of the Alleyn’s community, we wish them all the best for their future adventures.”
Alleyn’s, which will celebrate Alleyn’s 400 (the 400th anniversary of Edward Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift) in 2019, was one of the first schools of its kind to become fully co-educational back in 1976. The School has a long history of excellence and we continue to pride ourselves on our caring community and ethos within which boys and girls learn, grow and succeed together.
*Originally posted 16 August 2018. Updated 28 and 29 September and December 2018 to reflect changes to percentages post EAR (Enquiries about Results). Results remain subject to change.
Alleyn's Boys and Girls Serve Up a Fantastic Set of GCSE Results
- This notice was published on 24 August, 2017
Boys and girls at Alleyn’s School are celebrating today as we collect another outstanding set of public examination results. Following in the footsteps of the sixth-formers who exceeded the School’s A Level records last week, our Year 11 leavers have picked up record-equalling results that include an impressive rise in the percentage of boys and girls achieving more than 10 A* grades.
A stunning 68% of all grades achieved were at A*, with an equally striking 92% of all grades at A* or A. Of the grades awarded to the 142 pupils who make up the 2017 cohort, a fantastic 99% were A*, A or B.
As befits one of the UK’s leading co-educational day schools, both our boys and girls performed exceptionally well. Notably, a significant 94 pupils achieved all A* and A grades, with 34 individual pupils securing 10 or more A* grades.
Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first major independent schools to become co-educational, back in 1976, making us one of the UK’s longest-established co-ed schools of our kind. We have a long history of high attainment and take pride in our ethos and caring community within which boys and girls learn, grow and succeed together.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, said: “Alleyn’s boys and girls have once again excelled themselves in public examinations, and everyone at School is hugely proud of what they have achieved. They are well and truly ready for the step-up to academic life in the Sixth Form, where they will also enjoy a multitude of co-curricular activities, enrichment opportunities, and lasting friendships. I firmly believe that it is this truly holistic approach, rooted in over forty years of whole-school co-education, which creates the exciting yet balanced environment in which students can secure record results at GCSE and A Level year after year. We are immensely pleased for and proud of them all.”
Head of Middle School, Mrs Mel Joel, said: “We congratulate all of our boys and girls for their hard work. This is a fantastic set of results that truly reflects their commitment to, and enjoyment of, their learning here at Alleyn’s. We really are delighted with their achievement, and look forward to continued enthusiasm and success as they progress to the Upper School.”
Educational observers hold Alleyn’s in high regard for its extensive enrichment and co-curricular programmes as well as its academic prowess. We count a number of high-achievers and household names amongst our alumni, and each year sixth-formers progress to some of the top universities and centres of specialist learning in the UK and beyond.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate says of our community: “The pupils’ personal development is outstanding”.
Co-education is a recipe for success as our boys and girls exceed school records
- This notice was published on 17 August, 2017
Sixth-formers and staff are smiling today as they achieved the School’s best ever A* results.
Of the grades achieved by the 154 students who form the 2017 Year 13 cohort, 41% were A* grades and 77% were A* or A. Overall an impressive 92% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B. It was a standout performance for our School, with nearly 60% of the boys and girls achieving at least 3 A grades, and 29 individual students gaining 3 A* grades or better.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, said: “I am delighted for our boys and girls, their parents, and for our community all of whom work so hard to support, steer and encourage the students to enable them to achieve such fantastic outcomes. Our Leavers of 2017 have achieved a record-breaking proportion of A* grades, which is incredibly impressive. Crucially, all our boys and girls also leave us with a kind and positive outlook, strengthened over the years by our enduring school ethos which equally values the co-curriculum, the building of character and the forging of lifelong friendship. Alleyn’s is undoubtedly one of the very best co-educational schools in the country, and as such it is especially pleasing that our boys and girls performed equally well. I am very proud indeed of what is being achieved here.”
Alleyn’s has a long record of high attainment and we are recognised as one of the UK’s premier co-educational day schools. Each year our leavers progress to some of the top universities and specialist schools in the UK and across the world.
Head of Upper School, Dr Rob Atkinson, said: “We are incredibly pleased for our students and proud of their personal achievements. Already, 92% of our boys and girls have accepted places at UK and overseas universities or on other specialist courses, and we are confident that today marks the beginning of an exciting future for them. We wish them all the best for the adventures and opportunities ahead and have high hopes for their future success.”
Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first schools of its kind to become fully co-educational back in 1976. We take pride in our ethos and caring community within which boys and girls can learn together. Pupils benefit from extensive co-curricular opportunities, alongside pioneering programmes such as our Alleyn’s Learner Pathway that encourages their love of learning and an understanding of their personal learning styles.