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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…ns.herts.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1,465 ; sixth formers: 430
  • 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 2016, Hannah Nemko (early 40s). MA (Nottingham) MeLtrs (Stasbourg) PGCE. Married to a teacher, with two young children, Ms Nemko was promoted to the top job from her role as senior deputy here. She joined the school in 2015 from Yavneh College, where she was deputy head and helped set up the college. Prior to that she taught for two years at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and at Immanuel College for five years before that. Born and brought up in Essex, Ms Nemko was, by her own admission, dedicated to her studies and a model schoolgirl. Head girl of her High School (Beal High School), she confides that she loved playing schools as a child and was the first in her family to go to university. She recalls her father...

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