17th April 2017

DAOS welcomes new Deputy Head!

Dame Alice Owen’s School would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr Stephen Fry, our new Deputy Head, who joins us this term from Watford Grammar School for Girls.




Secretary of State for Education visits DAOS!

DAOS was honoured to receive a visit from the Secretary of State for Education on Thursday 30th March. Ms Greening spent time in a variety of lessons where she saw some of the wonderful work going on in class and spoke to a variety of students.  She was delighted to hear the Senior Strings perform and to share some anecdotes about her own time in the school orchestra!


Her visit terminated with a grilling by some of our students who wanted to know how she intended to ensure that no one would be disadvantaged in society due to their gender and how she planned to make sure that all young people had access to a high quality education regardless of geography.

The staff were delighted to have the opportunity to discuss issues which concerned them around teacher training, recruitment and workload.

1st XI Football Team become County Champions!

Huge congratulations to our 1st XI football team who defeated Knights Templar 3-2 in the U18 County Cup final. The game was played at the Hertfordshire County FA ground in Letchworth on Thursday 31st March 2017. Owen’s controlled the majority of the game with the goals coming from Oliver Fosh, James Meehan and Charlie Brooks. Knights Templar scored their 2nd goal in the 89th minute which set up a very tense finale (especially as there was 8 minutes of injury time!). The trophy was presented by Sky Sports Spanish Footballer Correspondent, Guillem Balague, who lives locally and has links with Knights Templar School.

This was the first time the school have won the U18 trophy since 2013 and team manager Mr Gamester was exceptionally proud of all players involved. Many of the team are in Year 13 so it was a great occasion for them to finish their Owen’s football career.

The squad was Matthew Eamens, Harry Small, Michael Thompson, Tom McArdle (captain), Oliver Fosh, Ben Reynolds, Charlie Brooks, Will McArdle, Ben Kennedy – Wilson, James Meehan, Sam Lodge, Ben Adie, Tom Mills, Noah Britten, Daniel Hussein and Dom Griffin.