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The school is proud of its sporting heritage and parents feel it is ‘taken seriously, but enjoyable’. An extensive sporting co-curricular: almost 400 girls and boys attend football club. The vibrancy of the science co-curricular dazzles, with a scientist and broadcaster, working as a scientist-in-residence, going into classes and curating a programme of Friday science lectures, not to mention the roof-top observatory...

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What the school says...

Founded in 1619, Alleyn's is an academically selective school that has been fully co-educational for over 40 years and sets high academic standards for all its pupils. The School is known for its excellent pastoral care, and for encouraging pupils to engage in the widest possible range of co-curricular activities. Our most recent inspection report comments that the quality of pupils' personal development is outstanding by the time they leave and is a great strength of the school.

Alleyn's provides a broad academic education, both for its own sake and to meet the demands of universities and other institutions of higher education. At the same time we also seek to nurture personal qualities of initiative, independence and leadership, and attach great importance to the development of other interests and skills, whether cultural, sporting, adventurous or a combination of the three.
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Head

From January 2021, Jane Lunnon BA, the first ever female head of Alleyn’s. Previously head of Wimbledon High School for six years, where she oversaw the site redevelopment and expansion. After her education at North London Collegiate School and the University of Bristol (reading English), she began her career by dabbling in the world of marketing and research and enjoyed the excitement of a daily London commute until she saw the light, ditched the heels and the shoulder pads and became an English teacher. This, she quickly discovered, was the best job in the world - ‘getting paid to read books and talk about them’. She has had experience of both single-sex and co-educational environments, working at Wellington College and Prior’s Field School in a variety of roles including head of English, assistant director...

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Special Education Needs

The school works with parents, staff and external professionals to identify conditions relating to specific learning differences. The school has a Learning Support Coordinator who will give advice and support to students with specific learning differences to help them achieve their potential. Where appropriate external support can also be enlisted.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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