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 2018

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

Friday Mini Lecture

The final Friday Mini Lecture of the year was delivered to a packed MCT theatre by Tom Scott-Soundy on the subject of 'The Modern DJ'. We learned of Tom's childhood fascination in the world of house music and the art of the DJ, the places around the world where he has played and then Tom gave plenty of practical examples of his skills and the role of a club DJ. The theatre's sound system was to put to good use in creating a party atmosphere that set the audience up perfectly for the Bank Holiday weekend to come!


Welcome to the latest edition of Chatterbox, written and produced by member of Magazine Club. Read on to find out interesting facts about the royals, why Arsene Wenger left Arsenal and much much more!  Click here to view the latest edition.

Quiz Club's Inter-School Science Competition

Teams from Year 6 travelled for the area heat of the Quiz Club's Science competition where they demonstrated excellent competence throughout the competition.  In the end our teams finished a very creditable first and third.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Children in Need Spotacular Day

Thank you to all the pupils and staff at AJS who took part in the Children in Need Spotacular Day by wearing something spotty to school.  We raised over £400.

Independent Schools Football Association

In association with the Independent Schools Football Association we hosted an U11 festival. All of the sessions were led by Alleyn’s coaching staff and players. Visiting staff and parents were delighted with the fun the children had and the learning that had taken place. Alleyn’s is a Hub School for the ISFA and reports and photographs from the festivals will appear on the ISFA website in the “Juniors” section so do visit and have a read at

Sunday Times Schools Guide

We are very proud to be ranked fifth in The Sunday Times Schools Guide Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England published on 19 November 2017. This makes us the highest ranked coeducational school in this survey, which is based upon those schools whose Year 6 children took SATs National Curriculum tests in May 2016. 

At Alleyn’s Junior School we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to the education and well-being of our boys and girls and we are pleased that these results are achieved within this wider context. For a flavour of everyday life at Alleyn’s, follow us on Twitter. Current parents can also keep up to date through the weekly Newsfeed bulletin, available on The Hub parent portal. 

New Privacy Policy

Alleyn’s School is firmly committed to your privacy and the protection of your information. At Alleyn's, we gather the personal data of pupils, parents, staff and others under various circumstances for the legitimate purposes of running the School; our procedures ensure that the processing of this data is done transparently and safely, in order to adhere to both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018 and the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK legislation which replaces the Act of 1998. 

For further information about this, and to view our Privacy Notice, please click here to visit our Policies page.

Regulatory Compliance Inspection 2017

Following a recent inspection, we are delighted to announce that Alleyn's Junior School was successfully judged to be fully compliant with all the Independent School Standards inspected. The report is available to view here.

National Biathlon Championship

Congratulations to our Year 6 pupil who came 20th overall in the finals of the National Biathlon Championship in Birmingham.  He achieved 8th place in the swimming and 29th place in the running. Well done to everyone who took part.

South East London Football Tournament

The U9 Boys did us proud during the SEL Football Tournament that was hosted at Alleyn's.  They had a wonderful session and didn't lose a game which resulted in them winning the tournament.  Congratulations also goes to our U10 team who came second overall. Well done to all of the children involved.

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.

Alleyns Junior Twitter

Alleyn's Junior Has Talent

AJS pupils displayed their creativity and energy by taking part in Alleyn’s Junior Has Talent Competition.  The final winners were a sibling duo with their highly entertaining performance of ‘You’ll Be Back’. It was once again a fantastic time of performances and the audience reaction was fabulous.

Grandparents and Special Friends' Royal Wedding Tea Party

Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to making the Grandparents and Special Friends' Tea Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding such a success. Our fantastic catering team produced more than 3,000 cakes and treats.  Over 400 cups of tea and coffee and over 250 cups of squash were served!

Number Day

We had a wonderful day in the sunshine. It was our first Number Day and the children spent the whole day engaged in maths-related activities. They followed a maths trail around the school and grounds, finding out which way the wind was blowing and estimating the world long jump record; they designed and then played their own outdoor games, creating their own mathematical scoring system; and brought art and maths together by creating symmetrical maths flags. Everyone took part in the Maths Hat parade and proudly stood up in front of the rest of the school to count up to 20 (or more) in a different language!  Thank you all too, for helping to produce such brilliant hats for the children – they certainly wore them with pride.

General Knowledge Quiz Club Competition

Alleyn's hosted an area heat of the Quiz Club Key Stage 2 General Knowledge Competition in the Great Hall in the Senior School. This is a national competition between prep schools with teams of four children (containing children from each of Years 3 to 6). The children use their voting pods to answer 40 multiple choice questions that appear on the big screen and are able to confer. Our two teams were in amongst the top few positions throughout and at the end finished second and third of ten teams. Our second team now progress through to the semi-finals based upon the strength of their score in the area heat.  Well done to everyone who took part.

Hindleap Warren

Year 6 were all smiles at Hindleap Warren.  With blue sky and sunshine all day the children enjoyed archery, rock climbing, the 'leap of faith' and high ropes.

Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

Congratulations to Ry who was runner up in the Commonwealth Essay competition 2017. She and the three other winners from India, Canada and Australia, have been treated to a fantastic selection of activities and outings in London this week, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society including an exclusive tour of Buckingham Palace and an awards ceremony hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall.  They also visited the Globe Theatre, dined at the House of Lords and the Australian High Commission, spent time at Westminster Abbey, participated in a writing workshop at The Royal Society of Literature, toured the Evening Standard and visited the design studios of a Orla Kiely.   We are very proud of Ry’s success in this prestigious competition.


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


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.