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Open Day

Wednesday 8th November, 2.00 p.m.

 

Prospective parents and pupils are offered a pupil-guided tour of the school and the opportunity to attend a talk given by the Head, Dr Gary Savage.

Applications for potential entry to Alleyn’s School at 11+ and 16+ in September 2017 will be accepted between Thursday 1st  September and midday on Friday 18th November

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

 

Professor Brian Cox a hit as Alleyn’s pupils channel the spirit of enquiry at themed Science Day

Professor Brian Cox was a hit at the first RV Jones Science Lecture, hosted recently at Alleyn’s School. The well-known academic and TV presenter headlined the event and joined in scientific conversation with Alleyn’s scientist-in-residence, Dr Adam Rutherford.

A truly inspirational event

The RV Jones Science Lecture series has recently been announced as an annual feature at the school, with the aim of bringing prominent scientific minds to the local community for thought-provoking evenings of debate and enquiry. Professor Brian Cox was the first such speaker and he will soon be followed by the likes of Professor Robert Winston and Dr Helen Czerski.

Professor Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford engaged in discussions that ranged far and wide, and managed to take the audience with them, in what was a truly inspirational event. Audience member Bernadette Stotte said of the evening: “Very interesting and enjoyable, even for those of us with very little knowledge of Higgs particles and gravitational waves!”

An Academy Award themed Science Day

Alleyn’s is celebrating all things scientific as it has recently opened its RV Jones Science Building after an 18 month long redevelopment project.  The RV Jones Science Lecture is one of a number of scientific activities that has been taking place, including a recent Science Day themed around the Academy Award nominated film The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

Science Day saw year 7 and 8 pupils taking part in off-timetable Science sessions. Organised into groups named after prominent scientists such as Marie Curie and James Watson, pupils undertook activities aligned with different scientific disciplines such as psychology (how the brain shapes our experience of the world), chemistry (murder on Mars: forensic science in order to establish who dunnit!) and physics (the design, building and firing of rockets to escape the red planet).

Headmaster Gary Savage said “Pupils and staff alike had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who played a role in this educational endeavour, including our pupils who provided an abundance of imagination and enthusiasm.”

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun visits Alleyn’s and opens the floor to students

Students at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich were privileged to receive a visit yesterday afternoon from U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun.

Mr Barzun, who has served as the ambassador to the UK since 2013, spoke to Yr 12 students about America’s place in the world, and explored their perceptions of the U.S. via an interactive quiz.

The visit included a Q&A session, where the ambassador opened the floor to students and was challenged to respond to questions on gritty topics such as immigration, culture and politics. Enquiries covered Russian/US relations, US military intervention, guns, the US presidential campaign and much more.

The ambassador provided students with insights into the American constitution, and shared anecdotes about his political career, including the first time he met President Obama: “I was nervous – I dressed up.”

Mr Barzun said of his visit, “I thank the students at Alleyn’s for being so honest with their opinions.  The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow, whatever field they may choose, and it is important to listen to them. Today was about listening. “

Alleyn’s Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, welcomed the ambassador to the School, and referenced a quote of Mr Barzun’s when he said, “The role of an ambassador is a project driven by a desire for mutual understanding. Our students were fantastic with their questions in pursuit of that goal today. The participatory nature of the session was both valuable and revealing.”

Every year, some of Alleyn’s Year 13 students take up higher education options at US institutions such as (most recently) Northwestern University in Chicago amongst others.  The School is proud to have a strong connection with the US via its network of States-based Old Boys and Girls and other school representatives who serve on educational bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Edward Alleyn’s Gift: The Foundation Schools’ Concert Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 16 March 2016

The three Dulwich Foundation Schools Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 16 March 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the consecration of Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift at Dulwich. 

Over 450 pupils, alumni, teachers, parents and members of the local community will perform Verdi’s choral masterpiece, the Requiem Mass at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. They will be joined by internationally recognised soloists Jane Irwin (Soprano), Louise Callinan (Mezzo Soprano), David Butt Philip (Tenor) and Rodney Earl Clarke, Old Alleynian (Bass). 

Verdi’s Requiem is a masterpiece of late 19th century composition and the programme will also include Verdi’s Pater Noster which will be performed by all those singing and playing. The concert will be conducted by the three Directors of Music: Mr Chris Dearmer, Mr Richard Mayo and Mr Peter Gritton.

Christ’s Chapel in Dulwich was consecrated in 1616 by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, as part of the Dulwich College foundation. Edward Alleyn built his College of God’s Gift on Dulwich Green and since then the Chapel has been a place of worship for the local community and for the three Dulwich Schools of the Foundation; Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS. 

The Heads of the three Foundation Schools, Dr Gary Savage of Alleyn’s, Dr Joe Spence of Dulwich College, and Sally-Anne Huang of JAGS, anticipate this wonderful occasion will be an opportunity for the wider communities of the three schools to come together and celebrate in music. All are welcome and tickets are available through Southbank Centre.

Musicians from Alleyn’s School rock St John’s Smith Square at annual music concert

Students from Alleyn’s School in Dulwich presented their annual music concert at renowned London concert hall St. John’s Smith Square this week.

Audience members were treated to performances from the Alleyn’s Symphony Orchestra, Saximus Maximus, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and the Jazz Band. The concert, which has been running for over 15 years, showcases the best of music-making at Alleyn’s and is the product of many months of hard work from staff and pupils.

Chris Dearmer, Director of Music at Alleyn’s said, “All of the musicians have worked so hard to prepare the concert; they have rehearsed at least weekly since January. It is wonderful to perform in such a renowned London venue. St John’s Smith Square is the perfect size and setting for our school concert and we find the musicians really raise their game to honour this beautiful building with its lovely acoustic.”

Highlights – if it is possible to pinpoint particular performances from such a fantastic night – included the Saximus Maximus performance, conducted by Ned Bennett and delivered by musicians from all corners of the church; the Bob Chilcott arranged ‘A Little Jazz Mass’; and the stunning solo violin from Penny Young during a joyful performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26.

Jessica Wattles, Chair of the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association, said, “It was an exciting, musically varied show. I’ve been to six of these concerts and this one was the best. I hope that everyone involved feels proud to have given our children the opportunity to be part of something so special.”

St John’s Smith Square is known as an important musical centre, and hosts exciting programmes by artists from around the globe. It was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has a proud history, even surviving through the Blitz. This year SJSS is launching a range of initiatives including a major appeal.

Open Days

Open Day

Wednesday 8th November, 2.00 p.m.

 

Prospective parents and pupils are offered a pupil-guided tour of the school and the opportunity to attend a talk given by the Head, Dr Gary Savage.

Applications for potential entry to Alleyn’s School at 11+ and 16+ in September 2017 will be accepted between Thursday 1st  September and midday on Friday 18th November

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

 

Musicians from Alleyn’s School rock St John’s Smith Square at annual music concert

Students from Alleyn’s School in Dulwich presented their annual music concert at renowned London concert hall St. John’s Smith Square this week.

Audience members were treated to performances from the Alleyn’s Symphony Orchestra, Saximus Maximus, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and the Jazz Band. The concert, which has been running for over 15 years, showcases the best of music-making at Alleyn’s and is the product of many months of hard work from staff and pupils.

Chris Dearmer, Director of Music at Alleyn’s said, “All of the musicians have worked so hard to prepare the concert; they have rehearsed at least weekly since January. It is wonderful to perform in such a renowned London venue. St John’s Smith Square is the perfect size and setting for our school concert and we find the musicians really raise their game to honour this beautiful building with its lovely acoustic.”

Highlights – if it is possible to pinpoint particular performances from such a fantastic night – included the Saximus Maximus performance, conducted by Ned Bennett and delivered by musicians from all corners of the church; the Bob Chilcott arranged ‘A Little Jazz Mass’; and the stunning solo violin from Penny Young during a joyful performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26.

Jessica Wattles, Chair of the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association, said, “It was an exciting, musically varied show. I’ve been to six of these concerts and this one was the best. I hope that everyone involved feels proud to have given our children the opportunity to be part of something so special.”

St John’s Smith Square is known as an important musical centre, and hosts exciting programmes by artists from around the globe. It was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has a proud history, even surviving through the Blitz. This year SJSS is launching a range of initiatives including a major appeal.

Edward Alleyn’s Gift: The Foundation Schools’ Concert Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 16 March 2016

The three Dulwich Foundation Schools Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 16 March 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the consecration of Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift at Dulwich. 

Over 450 pupils, alumni, teachers, parents and members of the local community will perform Verdi’s choral masterpiece, the Requiem Mass at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. They will be joined by internationally recognised soloists Jane Irwin (Soprano), Louise Callinan (Mezzo Soprano), David Butt Philip (Tenor) and Rodney Earl Clarke, Old Alleynian (Bass). 

Verdi’s Requiem is a masterpiece of late 19th century composition and the programme will also include Verdi’s Pater Noster which will be performed by all those singing and playing. The concert will be conducted by the three Directors of Music: Mr Chris Dearmer, Mr Richard Mayo and Mr Peter Gritton.

Christ’s Chapel in Dulwich was consecrated in 1616 by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, as part of the Dulwich College foundation. Edward Alleyn built his College of God’s Gift on Dulwich Green and since then the Chapel has been a place of worship for the local community and for the three Dulwich Schools of the Foundation; Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS. 

The Heads of the three Foundation Schools, Dr Gary Savage of Alleyn’s, Dr Joe Spence of Dulwich College, and Sally-Anne Huang of JAGS, anticipate this wonderful occasion will be an opportunity for the wider communities of the three schools to come together and celebrate in music. All are welcome and tickets are available through Southbank Centre.

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun visits Alleyn’s and opens the floor to students

Students at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich were privileged to receive a visit yesterday afternoon from U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun.

Mr Barzun, who has served as the ambassador to the UK since 2013, spoke to Yr 12 students about America’s place in the world, and explored their perceptions of the U.S. via an interactive quiz.

The visit included a Q&A session, where the ambassador opened the floor to students and was challenged to respond to questions on gritty topics such as immigration, culture and politics. Enquiries covered Russian/US relations, US military intervention, guns, the US presidential campaign and much more.

The ambassador provided students with insights into the American constitution, and shared anecdotes about his political career, including the first time he met President Obama: “I was nervous – I dressed up.”

Mr Barzun said of his visit, “I thank the students at Alleyn’s for being so honest with their opinions.  The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow, whatever field they may choose, and it is important to listen to them. Today was about listening. “

Alleyn’s Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, welcomed the ambassador to the School, and referenced a quote of Mr Barzun’s when he said, “The role of an ambassador is a project driven by a desire for mutual understanding. Our students were fantastic with their questions in pursuit of that goal today. The participatory nature of the session was both valuable and revealing.”

Every year, some of Alleyn’s Year 13 students take up higher education options at US institutions such as (most recently) Northwestern University in Chicago amongst others.  The School is proud to have a strong connection with the US via its network of States-based Old Boys and Girls and other school representatives who serve on educational bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Professor Brian Cox a hit as Alleyn’s pupils channel the spirit of enquiry at themed Science Day

Professor Brian Cox was a hit at the first RV Jones Science Lecture, hosted recently at Alleyn’s School. The well-known academic and TV presenter headlined the event and joined in scientific conversation with Alleyn’s scientist-in-residence, Dr Adam Rutherford.

A truly inspirational event

The RV Jones Science Lecture series has recently been announced as an annual feature at the school, with the aim of bringing prominent scientific minds to the local community for thought-provoking evenings of debate and enquiry. Professor Brian Cox was the first such speaker and he will soon be followed by the likes of Professor Robert Winston and Dr Helen Czerski.

Professor Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford engaged in discussions that ranged far and wide, and managed to take the audience with them, in what was a truly inspirational event. Audience member Bernadette Stotte said of the evening: “Very interesting and enjoyable, even for those of us with very little knowledge of Higgs particles and gravitational waves!”

An Academy Award themed Science Day

Alleyn’s is celebrating all things scientific as it has recently opened its RV Jones Science Building after an 18 month long redevelopment project.  The RV Jones Science Lecture is one of a number of scientific activities that has been taking place, including a recent Science Day themed around the Academy Award nominated film The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

Science Day saw year 7 and 8 pupils taking part in off-timetable Science sessions. Organised into groups named after prominent scientists such as Marie Curie and James Watson, pupils undertook activities aligned with different scientific disciplines such as psychology (how the brain shapes our experience of the world), chemistry (murder on Mars: forensic science in order to establish who dunnit!) and physics (the design, building and firing of rockets to escape the red planet).

Headmaster Gary Savage said “Pupils and staff alike had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who played a role in this educational endeavour, including our pupils who provided an abundance of imagination and enthusiasm.”

Open Days

Open Day

Wednesday 8th November, 2.00 p.m.

 

Prospective parents and pupils are offered a pupil-guided tour of the school and the opportunity to attend a talk given by the Head, Dr Gary Savage.

Applications for potential entry to Alleyn’s School at 11+ and 16+ in September 2017 will be accepted between Thursday 1st  September and midday on Friday 18th November

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

 

U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun visits Alleyn’s and opens the floor to students

Students at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich were privileged to receive a visit yesterday afternoon from U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun.

Mr Barzun, who has served as the ambassador to the UK since 2013, spoke to Yr 12 students about America’s place in the world, and explored their perceptions of the U.S. via an interactive quiz.

The visit included a Q&A session, where the ambassador opened the floor to students and was challenged to respond to questions on gritty topics such as immigration, culture and politics. Enquiries covered Russian/US relations, US military intervention, guns, the US presidential campaign and much more.

The ambassador provided students with insights into the American constitution, and shared anecdotes about his political career, including the first time he met President Obama: “I was nervous – I dressed up.”

Mr Barzun said of his visit, “I thank the students at Alleyn’s for being so honest with their opinions.  The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow, whatever field they may choose, and it is important to listen to them. Today was about listening. “

Alleyn’s Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, welcomed the ambassador to the School, and referenced a quote of Mr Barzun’s when he said, “The role of an ambassador is a project driven by a desire for mutual understanding. Our students were fantastic with their questions in pursuit of that goal today. The participatory nature of the session was both valuable and revealing.”

Every year, some of Alleyn’s Year 13 students take up higher education options at US institutions such as (most recently) Northwestern University in Chicago amongst others.  The School is proud to have a strong connection with the US via its network of States-based Old Boys and Girls and other school representatives who serve on educational bodies on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Musicians from Alleyn’s School rock St John’s Smith Square at annual music concert

Students from Alleyn’s School in Dulwich presented their annual music concert at renowned London concert hall St. John’s Smith Square this week.

Audience members were treated to performances from the Alleyn’s Symphony Orchestra, Saximus Maximus, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and the Jazz Band. The concert, which has been running for over 15 years, showcases the best of music-making at Alleyn’s and is the product of many months of hard work from staff and pupils.

Chris Dearmer, Director of Music at Alleyn’s said, “All of the musicians have worked so hard to prepare the concert; they have rehearsed at least weekly since January. It is wonderful to perform in such a renowned London venue. St John’s Smith Square is the perfect size and setting for our school concert and we find the musicians really raise their game to honour this beautiful building with its lovely acoustic.”

Highlights – if it is possible to pinpoint particular performances from such a fantastic night – included the Saximus Maximus performance, conducted by Ned Bennett and delivered by musicians from all corners of the church; the Bob Chilcott arranged ‘A Little Jazz Mass’; and the stunning solo violin from Penny Young during a joyful performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26.

Jessica Wattles, Chair of the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association, said, “It was an exciting, musically varied show. I’ve been to six of these concerts and this one was the best. I hope that everyone involved feels proud to have given our children the opportunity to be part of something so special.”

St John’s Smith Square is known as an important musical centre, and hosts exciting programmes by artists from around the globe. It was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has a proud history, even surviving through the Blitz. This year SJSS is launching a range of initiatives including a major appeal.

Professor Brian Cox a hit as Alleyn’s pupils channel the spirit of enquiry at themed Science Day

Professor Brian Cox was a hit at the first RV Jones Science Lecture, hosted recently at Alleyn’s School. The well-known academic and TV presenter headlined the event and joined in scientific conversation with Alleyn’s scientist-in-residence, Dr Adam Rutherford.

A truly inspirational event

The RV Jones Science Lecture series has recently been announced as an annual feature at the school, with the aim of bringing prominent scientific minds to the local community for thought-provoking evenings of debate and enquiry. Professor Brian Cox was the first such speaker and he will soon be followed by the likes of Professor Robert Winston and Dr Helen Czerski.

Professor Brian Cox and Dr Adam Rutherford engaged in discussions that ranged far and wide, and managed to take the audience with them, in what was a truly inspirational event. Audience member Bernadette Stotte said of the evening: “Very interesting and enjoyable, even for those of us with very little knowledge of Higgs particles and gravitational waves!”

An Academy Award themed Science Day

Alleyn’s is celebrating all things scientific as it has recently opened its RV Jones Science Building after an 18 month long redevelopment project.  The RV Jones Science Lecture is one of a number of scientific activities that has been taking place, including a recent Science Day themed around the Academy Award nominated film The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

Science Day saw year 7 and 8 pupils taking part in off-timetable Science sessions. Organised into groups named after prominent scientists such as Marie Curie and James Watson, pupils undertook activities aligned with different scientific disciplines such as psychology (how the brain shapes our experience of the world), chemistry (murder on Mars: forensic science in order to establish who dunnit!) and physics (the design, building and firing of rockets to escape the red planet).

Headmaster Gary Savage said “Pupils and staff alike had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who played a role in this educational endeavour, including our pupils who provided an abundance of imagination and enthusiasm.”

Edward Alleyn’s Gift: The Foundation Schools’ Concert Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 16 March 2016

The three Dulwich Foundation Schools Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS will come together on 16 March 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the consecration of Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift at Dulwich. 

Over 450 pupils, alumni, teachers, parents and members of the local community will perform Verdi’s choral masterpiece, the Requiem Mass at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. They will be joined by internationally recognised soloists Jane Irwin (Soprano), Louise Callinan (Mezzo Soprano), David Butt Philip (Tenor) and Rodney Earl Clarke, Old Alleynian (Bass). 

Verdi’s Requiem is a masterpiece of late 19th century composition and the programme will also include Verdi’s Pater Noster which will be performed by all those singing and playing. The concert will be conducted by the three Directors of Music: Mr Chris Dearmer, Mr Richard Mayo and Mr Peter Gritton.

Christ’s Chapel in Dulwich was consecrated in 1616 by George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, as part of the Dulwich College foundation. Edward Alleyn built his College of God’s Gift on Dulwich Green and since then the Chapel has been a place of worship for the local community and for the three Dulwich Schools of the Foundation; Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS. 

The Heads of the three Foundation Schools, Dr Gary Savage of Alleyn’s, Dr Joe Spence of Dulwich College, and Sally-Anne Huang of JAGS, anticipate this wonderful occasion will be an opportunity for the wider communities of the three schools to come together and celebrate in music. All are welcome and tickets are available through Southbank Centre.

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