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Alleyn’s boys and girls celebrate record breaking exam results

Pupils at leading co-educational school Alleyn’s have received a bumper set of GCSE and A-Level results and 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 9-1 scale. 73% 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 75 individual pupils gained 9 or more A*, 9 or 8 grades An impressive 97 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 Alleyn’s sixth-formers achieving one of their highest ever A* hauls in the recently published 2018 A level results. Such successes continue to uphold the School’s reputation for exceptional attainment, even in …

International Success for Dulwich Student

Dulwich resident and DLD College London student, Tia Nasir is celebrating global success following a charitable challenge in association with renowned organisation, Deutsche Bank. Tia (16), competed against 800 Deutsche Bank employees from all over the world in a ‘24-hour global hackathon’. Working around the clock, competitors designed a ground-breaking app for Cure Leukaemia to aid the lives of patients. The determined student from the Westminster Bridge-based college was a team member of ‘She Hacks’, the only full female team in the competition. Comprising of eight members the group competed against eight other teams in the UK, and further sides from India, Germany, Romania, Hong Kong, US, Russia and Singapore. After a demanding 24 hours, Tia presented her team’s innovative app design to the UK division where they were announced winners of the regional competition. She then presented the completed project to other groups worldwide on a live feed, which saw Tia and her ambitious team crowned winners of the overall global prize. Saqib Safdar, Head of eLearning at DLD College London commented: “Tia is an exceptional, dedicated student …

Education news: Texts that Tempt

Mandy Reid, Librarian at Alleyn’s Junior School tells us how to encourage a love of reading in our children. “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” (Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss) This promise captures perfectly the potential a story can offer a child; a journey that will fire the imagination and introduce weird and wonderful worlds. For many of us there can be no greater pleasure than sitting down with a good book, but we cannot assume our children feel the same way. Some may enjoy reading passionately but others may feel daunted; if we can get them off to a good start, reading can become a lifelong pleasure. Finding Inspiration Encourage children of any age to explore a wide range of books. Your local library is a great place to find a huge array of books. Your child might choose anything from a picture book or a quick read to a graphic novel or a classic. Reluctant readers may find listening to audio books …

New music centre set to honour Ralph Vaughan Williams

A new music venue in East Dulwich will be named after the celebrated composer who taught music in the area in the early twentieth century. Officially opening in September, the new Community Music Centre at James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will provide the school and local community with complete facilities for music of all genres from orchestral and choral through to contemporary bands and soloists. The vast Vaughan Williams Auditorium will be the centre piece with capacity to seat audiences of 500 people and providing state of the art, professional lighting and sound equipment. There will also be ample space for performers to rehearse ahead of their shows with 15 practice rooms. Hugh Cobbe, Director of the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust which was set up by the composer’s widow Ursula to promote his work, said: “Ralph Vaughan Williams once said that music enables people to see past facts to the very essence of things in a way which science cannot do. He would have been delighted that the new Community Music Centre at James Allen’s …

St Martin’s celebrates ninety years in SW2

Established in 1699 by St Martin’s church in Trafalgar Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls is preparing to celebrate 90 years of being located in Tulse Hill. Silwood House, an impressive Grade 2 listed building was purchased and in 1928 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother) officially opened the school in its new site.  Among those present was the then Vicar of St Martin’s, Dick Sheppard. We are celebrating 90 years of being located in Tulse Hill and will be having a special service at our founding church, St Martin-in-the-Fields on 23 May 2018.  We have been educating girls for 318 years and welcome you to visit our school at any time.   SaveSave