James Allen's Girls' School

Girlschool in Dulwich (Southwark, UK)

James Allen's Girls' School, (JAGS), is an independent day school in Dulwich, South London. It is the oldest girls’ independent school in Greater London.[1]

James Allen's Girls' School
144 East Dulwich Grove,

Coordinates51°27′18″N 00°05′08″W / 51.45500°N 0.08556°W / 51.45500; -0.08556
TypeIndependent day school
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1741; 283 years ago (1741)
FounderJames Allen Warden and later Master of College of God's Gift
Department for Education URN100863 Tables
Chair of the Governing BoardMr David Miller
HeadmistressMrs Alex Hutchinson
Age4 to 18
Enrolment1000 (approx.)
Colour(s)Red and blue    
AffiliationCollege of God's Gift

The school is a registered charity. It was originally part of Edward Alleyn's College of God's Gift charitable foundation. This also included Alleyn's School and Dulwich College.[2]

It has a senior school for 11 to 18-year-old girls, a prep school for 7 to 11-year-old girls (James Allen's Preparatory School), and a pre-preparatory school for 4- to 7-year-old girls. It is the sister school of Dulwich College and Alleyn's.


  1. JAGS website, History of School Archived 2021-03-08 at the Wayback Machine: "JAGS is the oldest girls’ independent school in Greater London"
  2. "Chaplaincy at Alleyn's". Alleyns.org.uk. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011.