News & Dates

  • 13th January 2019

    The Great Gig 2019!

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

    This year’s Great Gig will be held on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 7.30pm. We hope to see you there!

    Please see Events for further details and booking information.



  • 7th January 2019

    Spring Term Events announced!

    Our Music and Drama programme for the Spring Term has now been finalised. Please see Events for concert details and dates.

    Donate to the OSA when shopping online!

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

    “Did you know that whenever you buy anything online, you could be raising a free donation for Owens School Association? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

    It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

    1. Join – Head to and sign up for free.
    2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
    3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

    There are no catches or hidden charges and Owens School Association will be really grateful for your donations!

    Thank you for your support.

    The Owen’s School Association”


  • 17th December 2018

    End of Term Newsletter Now Available!

    Many thanks to our 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 a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


    DAOS Book Club end of term lunch

    Members of the Book Club were thrilled to have a guest appearance from author Penny Joelson, who came to talk to them about her recent book, Girl in the Window. Most of the members had read and loved I Have No Secrets, and were really excited to hear about Girl in the Window. As a special treat Penny read part of her draft opening to her next book, which she has started writing. The book is still in its very early stages and this caused lots of lively discussion about how to develop the story. Many thanks to Penny for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit us.

    Both books are great mystery stories with many exciting plot twists and intriguing characters.  I have No Secrets and Girl in the Window are on Mrs Compton’s Library reading lists for Years 7, 8 and 9.

    Christmas Jumper Day!

    Just a reminder that Friday 21st December (our last day!) is Christmas Jumper Day!

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


    The Book Club gets creative!

    On Tuesday members of the DAOS Library Book Club were treated to an Origami Workshop run by Mrs Barbor, one of our parent helpers. Last years’ workshop was such a success that the students asked for one again. Mrs Barbor explained how to make very colourful spinners that could double as Christmas decorations. Everyone managed to make at least one decoration, with accomplished origami enthusiasts producing several, with different colour themes.

    Many thanks to Mrs Barbor for running this workshop.