Alleyn Court Prep School
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|Religion||Church of England|
|DfE URN||115403 Tables|
|Students||Approx. 310 as of January 2015[update]|
The school was founded in 1904 by the Wilcox family. For many years boys could be seen in bright pink caps and ties. The school moved to a new location in Southchurch Lawn in 1992 and the pre-prep school now uses parts of the old school in Westcliff.
The school has high academic standards and an reputation for creative and performing arts and sport. Children usually progress to independent senior schools or local grammar schools.
- Trevor Bailey, cricketer, cricket writer and broadcaster
- James Bourne, musician from Busted
- Baron Chelmer, Joint Treasurer of the Conservative party from 1965 to 1977.
- Dick Clement, co-screenwriter for television series including The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
- Sir Kenneth Cork, Lord Mayor of London from 1978–1979.
- Mark Foster, world record 50 metre swimmer.
- John Fowles, writer, whose works include The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman
- Jerry Hayes, Conservative politician, the MP for Harlow in Essex from 1983 until 1997.
- Stewart Robson, Arsenal, West Ham and Coventry footballer and now telegraph football writer.
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