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16th October 2017

End of Half Term Newsletter Now Available!

Thanks to our new Parent Volunteer Newsletter Editor, Lynn Bath, for pulling together all the articles which reflect another amazing half term at Owen’s!  Please see our School Newsletters page!

Wishing you all an enjoyable half term break!

Hertfordshire’s No. 1 Performing School at GCSE!

This week, The Department of Education released a full ranking of how all secondary schools in the country performed at GCSE and we are delighted to announce that Dame Alice Owen’s was ranked as the best performing School in Hertfordshire in this year’s GCSE exams. We had the best Attainment 8 performance, which measures the average achievement of pupils in up to eight qualifications in the county, with an average score per pupil of 70.6.

Jamnesty concert – huge success!

Many thanks to Year 13 students, Iona Marshall and Elen Hughes, for the following report:

‘The Amnesty International Youth Group ran ‘Jamnesty’ on Friday 13th October 2017, which was a huge success. All the performers were incredible – the musical standard was very high and the atmosphere in the hall was amazing. Judging from the singing and dancing in the crowd, the audience enjoyed it very much, they also raised £800 pounds that evening!’

‘All money raised will go to Amnesty International to help them help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Thank you very much to everyone who performed or helped in making the event run so smoothly.’

Year 10 GCSE Information Evening!

Dear Year 10 Parents/Carers,

Thank you for such a positive turn out on Thursday 12th October 2017 for the Year 10 GCSE Information Evening, it was great to see so many familiar faces. As several parents asked for a copy of the presentation, we have decided to share this with everyone for their own reference (please refer to the documents section to the right). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other queries or questions about how we best support our students in KS4.

In addition, we are offering parenting support starting from Monday 30th October 2017. Please contact Miss Surry no later than Monday 30th October 2017 by 9am if you are interested.

Kind regards,

Mr Grimstead and Miss Surry