That's interesting! Alleyns and JAGS students should take the ‘S3 Shuttle’ from JAGS to Dulwich College in the afternoon (departing at 4.00pm and board the B1 at DC. Contact Us. While Alleyns is theoretically more selective JAGs outperforms Alleyns academically most years though there isn't much in it.Which you pick comes down more to ethos I think. We met key staff who were all v welcoming and friendly. Forgot account? On the other hand, Alleyn's has amazing music teachers and ensembles, and their drama department is excellent as well. JAGS- as nurturing as Alleyn’s in practice- equally focussed on academics but less so on all the extra curricular activities (in comparison) but still very good- all girls can sometimes make it cliquey- less focused on confidence/leadership qualities although excellent at instilling in girls that it’s ok to fail; important to keep trying etc- some facilities are not ideal (ie language classes etc done in temporary outside buildings etc)Her advice was both are great overall. We've unexpectedly been offered a place at both Jags and Alleyns junior school and don't know which to pick! March 4, 2013 at 8:17 AM. Many thanks . Yes Londongirl the lack of diversity at Alleyns is quite striking. Further details for the whole school can be found in our prospectus. We'd always assumed we would prefer a co-ed school but the facilities and clubs at Jags junior school seem better. Dulwich College is a 2–19 independent, day and boarding school for boys in Dulwich, London, England.It began as the College of God's Gift, founded in 1619 by Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, with the original purpose of educating 12 poor scholars.It began to grow into a large school from 1857, and took its current form in 1870 when it moved into its current premises. Seem unlikely but less likely than the JAGS girls not being up to the standard. Alleyn’s offers around 150 places at 11 Plus. We found that English is the preferred language on Alleyn S School Post pages. JAGS describes itself as a school ‘with a heart and conscience and one which reaches out beyond its own community ... What happened to all the Boot Fairs held at Alleyns to raise money for the school – perhaps it was the wrong ‘sort from the local community’ that stopped them. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 4 messages.). Another Press Conference this afternoon .... Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? JAGS Prospectus . @DiscoJanet - Alleyn's do interview pupils for 7+ (I would have thought at 11+, too) but they don't interview parents. Tweets by alleyns_school. 144 East Dulwich Grove. We have friends at Alleyns whose children are equally happy. Log In Vocab Express. who has been increasingly irritated by the boys messing around in class. They are stretched but just enough to make the work interesting. The later Robert Browne wrote to Alleyn in 1612, showing that the Alleyns knew both men. Visitor Posts. The teachers are kind, caring, while also being very motivating and ambitious for the children.I think it depends on what kind of environment would suit your dd best. senior. Just on gut feel we went for Alleyns. Just go with the atmosphere your DD likes most... she will thrive at either. Also Alleyns do interview even at 4+ where the assessment is entirely play based in a group setting with other candidates and involves no formal academic assessment. Open Mornings. My older DD does have a fairly diverse year in the senior school though with a lot of the children from different backgrounds and many benefitting from Alleyn’s fantastic bursary provision. Community. We have another DD in Alleyn’s senior school and have been very pleased with it so far. Welcome to the JAGS Junior School website, which is intended to give you a flavour of the education the girls experience at our school. It has a senior school for 11- to 18-year-old girls, a prep school … We don't know anyone at either school so would love to hear from anyone who knows them please. January 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM. So our dd has (unexpectedly) got into both of these at 11+. Gives opportunity and encouragement and support to pursue passions and talent, but also highly motivating and supportive for all-rounders or those who don't have absolutely outstanding talents in one thing. contact. more stories. See as more exclusive. See more of Jags VS Alleyns on Facebook. Alleyns definitely didn't do that at 7! To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. I love the feel of the senior school but am just not sure if there are enough facilities in the junior school, for example with regard to music tuition, drama etc especially compared to Jags junior schools. From what I hear Alleyn is by far the better school. I can't think it would be an admissions issue at all (especially as out of all the schools we've gone through both the 7+ and 11+ processes for both my dc, the admissions process at Alleyns was the about the only one which seemed to be purely based on academic assessments - ie no interviews or parent meetings, and as far as I remember didn't even ask what the parents occupations were or if there were family connections to the school, unlike eg both Jags and Dulwich college IIRC. While Alleyns is theoretically more selective JAGs outperforms Alleyns academically most … I don't like that they manage girls out of the prep as it must create a feeling of added pressure to do well. Find Us. Does she have a preference? But am struggling to write Alleyns off just because of that.We have visits to both schools booked - hopefully that will clarify the situation! So sought after, well done on getting one of only 18 places! Another Press Conference this afternoon .... Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? I don't remember my dd having an interview for the 7+! London SE22 8TE. I think these departments really benefit from being coed (I think JAGs may collaborate with Dulwich College for music and drama so perhaps this isn't a massive issue in the older years).I think you will get a really good idea when you revisit; you can try to picture your dd at the school when you visit. It is a registered charity and was originally part of Edward Alleyn's College of God's Gift charitable foundation, which also included Alleyn's School and Dulwich College. She's delighted and we're delighted for her.We've already been to open days and we will revisit both schools but realistically we'll struggle to choose as they're both such strong schools.Any opinions? Izzy Elkington. Useful Links. Yes, the diversity issue is striking and one factor we are grappling with as we decide between Alleyn's and Dulwich College. Alleyns.schoolpost.co.uk: visit the most interesting Alleyn S School Post pages, well-liked by users from United Kingdom, or check the rest of alleyns.schoolpost.co.uk data below.Alleyns.schoolpost.co.uk is a web project, safe and generally suitable for all ages. Alleyns doesn't do this at any stage as they feel like they've made a commitment to the children once admitted. Accreditations. pre-prep. Directions and Travel Information . Latest News. Don't know if that's a fair assessment but it's how we felt. I think the point about how universities view Alleyns is a bit off. We'd always assumed we would prefer a co-ed school but the facilities and clubs at Jags junior school seem better. Thanks very much, that was really helpful. Please s end an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Mornings. I just hope it helps as we had a similar dilemma with north London schools for my eldest and a post on here really helped me choose the right school so I hope this helps in return! James Allen’s Girls’ School – 11+ Maths Sample Paper – This paper solved by Share with your Friends and Family Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Twitter Email Skype WhatsApp[Mobile] To think women should be told this about the morning after pill? No idea if this is true but something to think about, and ask about if relevant for your dd.On the other hand, Alleyn's has amazing music teachers and ensembles, and their drama department is excellent as well. I think these departments really benefit from being coed (I think JAGs may collaborate with Dulwich College for music and drama so perhaps this isn't a massive issue in the older years). Just looking at the admissions information, both send a similar proportion of children to top schools.JAP's does have more of a reputation for being a hot house though I've heard its not entirely true and is quite nurturing from friends with girls there now. However, having looked at all the schools in the area including co-eds like Rosemead and Oakfield, they are all significantly more diverse than Alleyns for some reason. JAG's has much more racial diversity in the junior school and in the secondary school offer a higher percentage of bursaries so is pretty economically diverse too. I get the impression that they are slightly more laid back about academics... but then that's still a pretty high standard. )But it definitely seems less diverse than pretty much every other local school. Community. Major Benest represented the Combined Cadet Force contingents of the three Foundation Schools, Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS, and School Captain Morgan delivered a reading from John 15:9-17. Many thanks, Have a daughter at both. I have A very close friend that has one at each of the schools. As at Jags it was a totally separate activity from the entrance exam itself (about two weeks later, 1-1 with the head etc). Contact the Admissions Team. She described DC as more down to earth which I think is also true for JAGS.I think that’s probably off putting for many as no matter how much money you have now as someone who was either previously working class or non-white British that vibe will strike you as the school potentially not being for you. Not Now. Hi SWLondon2,So here are observations from my friend:Alleyn- lots of focus on being well rounded, confident and self assured- children are instilled with independence and leadership qualities early on- academic but also focuses on other aspects such as presenting well, wit and social spark (her words! Jags were less flexible but we did manage to join a group tour. Jags VS Alleyns. in this section. This raises questions for me. Its the main thing that gives me pause about the school. Many thanks. But if you are asking about advice on which to pick my friend says Alleyn. If you mean racially then JAGs might be slightly more mixed than Alleyns? Saying that Jags senior school seems better than the juniors. JAGs has 35 places at 4+ and Alleyns has 9 for girls at 4+. JAGs and Alleyns both have theatres and decent grounds. The teachers are really supportive and school lunches apparently delicious. Yammer. Sun 13 Dec - 2-3pm. The Alleyn’s Drama Department is a space where pupils can leave behind the complex business of being a teenager in the 21 st Century to focus on making and enjoying challenging and lively theatre, developing their confidence, creativity and craft in a welcoming and inclusive environment.. She's got a good mix of friends - both 'girly' and 'sporty' mix, who all seem to get on well. Welcome to Alleyn's School Alleyn's is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational day schools, committed to achieving academic excellence within an ethos of strong pastoral care and a … We initially thought we wanted Jags but went to see them both again (after we had the offers), talked to local friends with experience of both, and decided on Alleyns in the end. Last year, none of the girls applying for Jags from Alleyns in the 11+ got in! Create New Account. She felt that Alleyn's might put boys sport first over the girls. related stories. jags.org.uk Head Alex Hutchinson, MA, from September 2020; previously Head of Woldingham School Pupils 1,129 day girls Ages 4–18 Term fees £6,267 Oxbridge 11% Admission Cognitive ability test and interview Alumnae Lucy Boynton, Anita Brookner, Charlotte Ritchie Prep head Finola Stack Prep Pupils 303 day girls Prep Ages 4-11 Prep Term fees £5,679. I wonder if its reputation itself puts people from non-white non-Dulwich village-types off from applying in the first place. I just can't work out why. Carols at Woodfield Pavilion. Depends what you mean by diverse. Streatham and Clapham?? Create New Account. Carols at Bell House Garden Sun 20 Dec - 3.00-3.30pm. more stories . However, I know parents who swear up and down that JAPS is very nurturing despite its reputation for only suiting a very academic girl. Contact James Allen's Girls' School. Kerboodle. Read Our Prospectus. At the Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) and Prep (Year 3-6) we offer an exceptionally high quality of education provided by a team of skilled, motivated, and dedicated teachers and support staff. We've unexpectedly been offered a place at both Jags and Alleyns junior school and don't know which to pick! 55 likes. My DD is at JAGS and abosolutely loves it. It would be interesting to see the breakdown of diversity of ethnic and economic groups of those applying to each school actually. See more of Jags VS Alleyns on Facebook. What Others Say About Alleyn's. T: 020 8693 1181. prep. The same 100 girls that apply to Alleyns apply to JAGs. JAGs has 35 places at 4+ and Alleyns has 9 for girls at 4+. Accreditations. Kudos. The Foundation Schools' Coach Service provides a convenient means of travel for pupils of Alleyn's School, Dulwich College and JAGS. Log In. Maybe it was included in the assessment day itself then? Congratulations to your dd, what a great choice to have.What are your dd's interests? I live locally and I don't think Alleyns is perceived to be much better at all. JAGS is a 4-18 academically selective school for girls with a passion for life and learning. www.alleyns.org.uk: Charity Commission. Please be aware that many of these are given to students attending the Junior School, who sit the entrance exam as well. What a lovely choice to have to make! Alleyn's 400; Alleyn's Holiday Camps ; Alleyn's WW1 Commemoration Site (opens in new window/tab) … And before anyone shoots me down, I am just passing on her opinions. Homework levels are reasonable (and none during holidays!) My Maths. We saw most of the school and were able to ask lots of questions. It seems like a much more inclusive environment which matters to us.I know people think Alleyns is less diverse than JAGs and Dulwich College because its co-ed and ethnic minorities prefer single sex. Eg at tour there was lots of emphasis about the high grades in music, awards won, etc.Very very glad we chose Alleyns - dd very happy, its nurturing, rounded, and has fantastic opportunities for music, sport, drama, art etc. B2 CHISLEHURST / BROMLEY / PENGE / SYDENHAM Serves JAGS and Alleyn's only . Alleyn's School is a 4–18 co-educational, independent, Church of England, day school and sixth form in Dulwich, London, England. Senior School Parent Portal. Charlotte Busn-God Borten . To think women should be told this about the morning after pill? January 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM. Dulwichmum - that's interesting, because that's the opposite of what I have heard, particularly for the junior school where friendship have been difficult to make due to small class sizes, plus some other reasons which are more hearsay. If they want to be more inclusive, it’s something they should think about as it’s actually the staff / administrators that give it that vibe imo. Interested in joining JAGS Choral Society? Go alleyns! In an average year this would mean that around 100 places are available to external candidates at 11+. 2 Dulwich Village. She said if she had to pick one over the other that’s the route she would go. James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS) is an independent day school for girls aged 4 - 18 in Dulwich, London. Alleyn's School, registered charity no. 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