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16th October 2020

Dr Alan Davison


Last Thursday, 8th October 2020, the entire Owen’s community was shocked and saddened to receive news of Dr Alan Davison’s sudden passing.

Headteacher at Dame Alice Owen’s from 2005 to 2016, Alan was an ever present character who ran the school in his own unique style.

He was …

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15th October 2020

Powerful poetry for uncertain times The Poetry Society announces the winners of The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award Entries soar for the 2020 competition


The Poetry Society has announced today the top 15 winners and 85 commended poets of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 at …

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20th August 2020


Congratulations to our GCSE students…

As widely reported, students have been awarded whichever grade was the higher of the centre assessed grade or that which was calculated by the exam boards.

Looking holistically at the GCSE results, they are excellent:

32% of all examinations were graded 9 25%  of all examinations were graded 8 …

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13th August 2020


Congratulations to our A-Level students…

Our congratulations go to everyone who has received A level results today. Whilst waiting for results is always an anxious time, this year has been even more difficult and we are thinking of those who are still waiting for their GCSE grades too. The mixed emotions our students (and …

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15th July 2020

Dame Alice Owen’s first Virtual Art Exhibition The Art Department is delighted to showcase Dame Alice Owen’s first Virtual Art Exhibition for both GCSE and A-Level. Throughout their respective courses, our students have worked incredibly hard. They have produced some outstanding work demonstrating creativity and skill and it is an absolute pleasure to be able …

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June 2020


We are very proud of our Year 8 team who made it to the finals of the Amazon Web Services competition for which students had to develop an app to solve a problem. Our students developed an app called ‘Apatheia’ to help children with IED (Intermittent Explosive Disorder) or other similar mood disorders cope …

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15th March 2020

Year 9 Pupil cycles 12 hours for charity  Tom Mead in year 9 has been very active during this challenging period. He completed a 12 hour virtual ride, raising money for The Felix Project – a charity that helps feed vulnerable people in London by collecting surplus food from supermarkets and restaurants; this is then delivered to schools …

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4th May 2020

Benefits of a Healthy Routine –

Clinical Psychologist Laura Villa explains the benefits of a healthy routine. This short video provides some strategies on how this can be achieved.



11th March 2020

DAOS Soul Band Evening –

It was A Night to Remember and the audience really did Reach for the Stars and go Crazy at the end of a brilliant evening of musical entertainment, Signed, Sealed and Delivered by the Junior and Senior Soul Bands in the Main Hall on Wednesday evening.

Following it#s Royal Albert …

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3rd March 2020


‘Concertos and More’ Concert –

Although it seems like no time at all since Year 13 students took to the stage in their first concert as fresh-faced Year 7 pupils, the opportunity came again on Tuesday evening to celebrate the amazing individual talents of some of our senior musicians.

In the first of two …

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