News & Dates

  • 22nd May 2017

    End of Half Term Newsletter now available!

    Wishing everyone a restful half term break – many thanks to our parent volunteer, Ms Sara-Jane Mansfield, for editing our Newsletter.

    Please see our School Newsletters page!


    Winners of the Book Illustration Competition announced!

    Recently the Library and Art Departments ran a Book Illustration Competition to celebrate World Book Day and the 60th Anniversary of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

    The overall winner was Year 8 student, Ella Rayner with her paper cut-out collage, re-imagining of the cover of ‘Shiver’. The runners up were Year 7 student, Divya Pappu for her ‘Fantastic Beasts’ cover and Lydia Littlejohn in Year 8 who produced a book to illustrate a poem by Noel Coward called ‘Lie in the Dark and Listen’. All 3 students were presented with a beautiful book illustrated by the Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, along with some art materials.

    For more information on the other competition winners, please see our end of half term newsletter published at the end of this week!

    Staff Vacancies!

    Please see Life VLE for a vacancy for a Teacher of PE required for September 2017. Closing date for applications is 15th June 2017.


  • 15th May 2017

    Come and see our 2017 GCSE Art Exhibition!

    It’s an exciting time for the Art Department as students exhibit their final artwork exam pieces in a dedicated exhibition to celebrate their work and in preparation for the examiners.

    Our GCSE Art Exhibition will be open on Thursday 25th May between 5-7pm in the Gym.

    All are welcome to see our talented artists displays – really not to be missed!

    Invitation to our Chamber and Junior Concerts!

    You are warmly invited to our Chamber Concert taking place on Wednesday 14th June 2017 and our Junior Concert on Wednesday 21st June 2017.

    Please see Events for further details and booking information.

    The Great Gig 2017!

    The Great Gig is the school’s traditional yearly student-run concert featuring an incredible
    three-hour line-up of student and staff bands.

    This year’s Great Gig will be held on Friday 14th July 2017 at 7.30pm. We hope to see you there!

    Please see Events for further details and booking information.

  • 8th May 2017

    Fencing success for Year 7 student!

    Congratulations to Year 7 student, Imogen Hall, who represented London at the Fencing British Youth Championships that took place in Sheffield at the end of April 2017. There she achieved 19th in the UK in the under 12 epée category.

    Imogen has been fencing for 18 months and her hard work and determination have now put her on the ranking list for international selection.  Well done Imogen!

    Staff Vacancies!

    Please see Life VLE for the following vacancies required for September 2017.

    Teacher of Girls’ PE with QTS
    Spanish Conversational Language Assistant
    Visiting Music Teacher of Percussion and Drum Kit
    Visiting Music Teacher of Piano
    Visiting Music Teacher of Singing

    DAOS Summer Fete – save the date!

    A message from the The Owen’s School Association (OSA):

    ‘This year’s Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 8th July 2017.  We are hoping to make it an exciting day with the whole school community including parents and pupils working together to make sure that it is a fun day.

    In order to make sure that it is a great day for all, we would like to invite support from all of you, parents and students alike, and ask you to assist in any way you can.  You can offer to provide some form of assistance be it taking a stall, offering to be involved in the fete committee, helping to set up or by just coming along and bringing friends and family.  Contact the OSA at

    We look forward to seeing you on the day if not before. Remember our school needs all of us to make a difference!’

  • 1st May 2017

    Year 10 Art Students visit Pitt Rivers Museum!

    Many thanks to Mr P Anastasi, Head of Art, for the following report and photographs!

    ‘Our annual visit to Pitt Rivers provides the inspiration for the new theme Adorn, Decorate and Embellish.Its atmospheric galleries hold one of the best collections of anthropology and world archeology from around the globe and throughout human history.

    All 52 year 10 students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and produced plenty of sketches from primary sources which will be used in their course work. Thank you to Mrs Lloyd for organising a very successful study trip and to Mrs Grigson and Mrs Samuel for their support.’

    Staff Vacancies!

    Please see Life VLE for a vacancy for Head of Modern Foreign Languages required for September 2017. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th May 2017.

    Parent/Student reminder – Non-Uniform Day!

    This term’s non-uniform day is taking place this Friday 5th May 2017.

    All proceeds will go to our partner school, The Amani Centre, in Tanzania. Please see our Partner School webpage to find out more!

    Please could students give £1 to their Form Tutors on the Friday morning.