Highest GCSE Geography Mark
We congratulate Sasha on attaining the highest mark in GCSE OCR A Geography last year.
Alleyn's launches WW1 commemorative site
As a commemoration to World War One Alleyn’s has launched a website that commemorates the role of Alleyn’s boys in WW1. So far 1,900 boys are listed and some have biographies. If your relative was an Alleyn’s Old Boy who fought in WW1 please do send us his story for inclusion on the website
Good Schools Guide
Read what the Good Schools Guide has to say about us.
Year 7 Biathlon Winners
Congratulations to the Year 7 Biathlon team – winners of the JAGS Biathlon in October.
Here is a Year 12 Design Technology student receiving his Arkwright Engineering Scholarship award from his sponsor The Reece Foundation.
"An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK, designed to inspire and nurture the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession".
Mr Alldrick, Housemaster of Brown’s House presents a cheque to Anne Lennox for £2,500 from all the members of Brown’s House to the Myotubular Trust. Funds were raised from cake sales, the last Founder's Day stall and their charity bike ride. Well done to everyone and it was a pleasure to be able to support this wonderful charity.
Remembering the Fallen
Alleyn's pupils are researching the lives of AOBs who fought in WWI as part of the WWI centenary commemoration.
One of our Year 8 pupils became the youngest player ever to win the Midlands Eton Fives Festival Championships, held at Repton School over half-term. This is an adult tournament, in which he won all seven matches on the second day, following a day of qualifying matches.
National Water Polo Successes
Last year we had a bumper few months for our boys', girls' and mixed water polo teams. Click here to read more.
A Year 12 pupil has won a bronze Medal at the European Fencing Championships and, as part of the GB team, won silver there also.
Inter-Schools Cycling at the Herne Hill Velodrome
Cycling continues to be very popular with pupils and at the recent Inter-Schools' Cycling Championships the Alleyn’s Girls team took the trophy for the third year in a row. The U14 team came 6th in their age group and the U16s were a very creditable 4th in their group.
We belong to the Schools Together Partnership, an ISC, DoE and ISSP backed-organisation that encourages collaboration between schools and local communities. Visit the STP site to read about our activities.
Christopher Tower Poetry Competition
Upper School student Ella Standage gained a wonderful first place in the 2017 Christopher Tower poetry competition for her poem 'rosetta'.
This year’s theme of stone (for the 17th year of the competition) attracted over 1,000 entrants (all born between 1998 and 2001).
Two of our Year 9 pupils, Nikita and Daisy, on their first ever schools' debating competition, argued their way through to the ICYD (International Competition for Young Debaters) Finals’ Day at the New College of the Humanities in Bloomsbury. This is particularly impressive as they have only recently started debating.
The Italian Ambassador
We were pleased to welcome His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to the UK, Mr Pasquale Terracciano to Alleyn's.
He entertained us with stories of his career and provided plenty of food for thought when he spoke of Italy's economy and Brexit.
Publication of the Foundation Schools Coach Service Study Report
The Report of a joint study between London Borough of Southwark (LBS) and The Dulwich Foundation Schools has recently been published. The Study explores the impact of the Schools Coach Service on local traffic arrangements, especially in relation to the proposed Quietway along Calton Avenue and congestion in Townley Road.
We were delighted that our RV Jones Science Building was formally opened in 2016. It features state-of-the-art labs, a rooftop observatory and a cloud chamber. RV Jones was a notable Alleyn Old Boy who is widely recognised for his scientific achievements and WW2 contribution.
Local MTA charity @ MCT
As part of the National Theatre Connections Project, local charity Montage Theatre Arts (MTA) hired the MCT at Alleyn's on a community basis to rehearse and perform their production of I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here.
Higher Education Offers
We were pleased that the picture of our students' higher education offers is once again extremely positive for the field of applicants from Alleyn’s.
Team England win World Schools Debating Championships
Click here to see a short video about the success of the team which spent eight days in Germany and included Rosa Thomas of Alleyn's.
Up on the roof
Last year we observed two sunspots, AR2548 in the middle and the departing sunspot AR2546 from our wonderful observatory. The Sun’s daily activity can be tracked on this website Spaceweather.com as it does vary from day to day. We are using the Observatory, even in the day.
British Youth Climbing Series National Championships
Well done to one of our Year 8 girls for competing in British Youth Climbing Series National Championships in Scotland on 23rd April. The event was the culmination of a lot of hard work over the year. Faced with the mammoth 25 metre wall she finished an exceedingly commendable 14th - a superb effort.
Gold level accreditation
We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Senior and Junior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us to be the only school in Southwark to gain Gold accreditation under the TfL STARS scheme.
Our achievement was the combination of 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.
Swimming for England
During the Easter holiday one of our Year 12 pupils represented England in the EU U17 European Nations Water Polo Cup in Denmark. Sasha scored 5 goals during the tournament and helped England secure a Bronze Medal.
Alleyn's Parents' Association
For information about the activities of the APA please click here.