About Us


We have a distinguished history. Dame Alice Owen founded our school in 1613 in Islington; initially a boys’ school, followed by the addition of a girls’ school in 1886 and becoming co-educational after the move to our present site in 1973. Her legacy, through the Brewers Company, is still felt throughout our school today.

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Headteacher’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dame Alice Owen’s School.

We are incredibly proud of our school and I hope that our website gives you some indication of the reasons why.

Dame Alice Owen’s is a school steeped in tradition and history.  It is a school of academic excellence and commitment to …

Vision, Aims and Objectives

Vision To inspire, develop and support every student to be their best. Aims To enable pupils to achieve their highest standards of academic, cultural and sporting excellence. To maintain the distinctive character of the school based on its long heritage and close links with the Trustees of the Dame Alice Owen Foundation. To provide the …


Our School Prospectus is designed for prospective parents and students who are interested either in Secondary Transfer to Dame Alice Owen’s (joining the school in September of Year 7) or making an application for casual admission to the school (joining the school at some other time than Secondary Transfer or the start of the Sixth …

Our Team


Key highlights of the 2019 examination results for Years 11 and 13, as reported by Headteacher Mrs H Nemko, are as follows (posted September 2019):

GCSE Results 2019:

We are delighted to confirm that the school yet again secured an excellent set of GCSE results! We congratulate all students and staff for ALL the hard work …

Our History

Dame Alice Owen’s School has a long and distinguished history dating back to the foundation in 1613 and we have maintained many unique traditions from that time, such as the giving of a small amount of ‘beer money’ to every pupil (see below) and the school’s long standing close association with the brewing industry and the Worshipful Company of Brewers.


Vacancies for all staff will be advertised in this area of the website.

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Current Vacancies

Before applying for a role, please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection …

Your Feedback

We conduct a biennial whole School survey and request your feedback on other occasions to ensure we continue to deliver the highest standards of education.

For further comments, compliments or complaints, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] and/or refer to the Policy document below:

For all other School policies see our Policies …


For more information about Owen’s Alumni and planned events, please get in touch with Anna Welsford, our Alumni Relations Manager:

Email: [email protected] Linked In: Anna Welsford

Owen’s Alumni is also now on the following social media platforms:


Follow and connect with fellow Owen’s Alumni by using the hashtag #strivewithawill


Owen’s School Association


What is the OSA?

The OSA works to support our children’s school. Its committee of parents:

Organises several big fundraising events a year like quiz suppers and fetes Provides refreshments at school plays, concerts, and parents’ evenings – over 40 events a year Helps parents meet and get involved with the school community Provides …

Partner School

Since 2008 our School is very proud to have links with a partner school, The Amani Centre, in Morogoro, Tanzania, Africa. The Amani Centre is a non-profit organization empowering and educating children and youth with physical and intellectual challenges.

Students first visited our partner school in 2008 when they refurbished an old aged people’s home.

Contact Us

Dugdale Hill Lane Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 2DU

Tel no: 01707 643441 Email: [email protected]

Directions to the School From the M25:

The school is approximately 3 miles from the M25. Leave the M25 at Junction 24 and follow the signs to Potters Bar, crossing the A1000 and Baker Street, turning left into Dugdale Hilll Lane, …

Statutory Information

School contact details

Dame Alice Owen’s School Dugdale Hill Lane Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 2DU

Tel no: 01707 643441 Email: [email protected]

Headteacher: Mrs H Nemko Chair of Governors: Mr P Martin ([email protected]) SEN Co-ordinator: Mr A Wharton ([email protected])

Please address queries to Mrs  L Hennigan Executive Assistant to the Headteacher.

Trustee: The Worshipful Company of …