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  • Dame Alice Owen's School
    Dugdale Hill Lane
    Potters Bar
    Hertfordshire
    EN6 2DU
  • Head: Mrs Hannah Nemko
  • T 01707 643441
  • F 01707 645011
  • E admin@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk
  • W www.damealiceo…s.herts.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1,464
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th May 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st June 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

 

Dame Alice Owen’s has high expectations of its pupils – and they rise to the challenge. Almost 40 per cent of youngsters are selected by academic ability or musical talent and results and facilities are more than a match for local independent schools. To this day Dame Alice Owen’s takes immense pride in its history. All year 7s receive a crown (now a £5 commemorative coin) at a ceremony at the Brewers Hall in the City of London. Older pupils receive annual…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking ICT at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Spanish at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)
  • Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking French at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking German at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Music at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since September 2016, Hannah Nemko, previously senior deputy. She joined the school in September 2015 from Yavneh College, where she was deputy head and helped to set up the college. French degree from Nottingham and MA equivalent from Strasbourg. Has taught in a variety of school including the Royal Grammar, High Wycombe, where she was head of year.

Academic matters

Dame Alice Owen’s has high expectations of its pupils – and they rise to the challenge. Almost 40 per cent of youngsters are selected by academic ability or musical talent and results and facilities are more than a match for local independent schools. In 2016, 55 per cent A*/A grades at A level, and 82 per cent A*/B grades. Wide range of academic A levels, with maths the most popular, followed by chemistry. Some students choose...

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