- Monday 22nd March 2021
– Josh Gearing (percussion) in Y11 who has been invited to join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for their Spring and Summer courses.
– Isaac Scheer (trombone) for reaching the finals of the Royal College of Music Junior Department soloist competition.
– Gabriella Bavetta in Y12 for winning 1ST PRIZE in BOTH the Concerto class AND the Recital class at the recent Coulsdon & Purley Music Festival. In addition she was awarded the Caterham Trophy in recognition of the brilliance of her performing in the concerto class.
– Lauren Lisk and Shivani Mahan in Y10 and Ewen Till in Y8 on being selected to be in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
- Monday 25 January 2021
School is open for keyworker and vulnerable students
School is open for keyworker and vulnerable students who have already notified us of their need to attend. Students are reminded to attend school in footwear which is suitable for the snowy and icy conditions, they must keep to the gritted/cleared paths and take extra care indoors of their feet are wet from being outside.
- 17th December 2020
- 27th November 2020
The Sunday Times Southeast State Secondary School of the Decade
We are honoured to announce that Dame Alice Owen’s School has been named The Sunday Times Southeast State Secondary School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 29.
We were delighted to have been chosen as The Sunday Times School of the Year in 2016, but this is quite something else!
Nick Rodrigues, deputy editor of Parent Power, said: “Dame Alice Owen’s School has been in our top 40 seven times in the last 10 years and is always the highest-ranked school in the Southeast that is not fully selective. To be placed where it does, annually, with a largely comprehensive intake is outstanding. In 2016, the Sunday Times named it the State Secondary of the Year, the only non-grammar school to win the accolade since 1999, and in 2018 it was named the Southeast State Secondary of the Year.
“No one is left behind, the school actively takes pupils from where they are and helps them to get better thanks to its experienced staff who teach across the ability range. Furthermore, nurture groups, homework clubs and maths and English breakfast clubs have been established to help boost students’ confidence and skills. Other enrichment activities — from visiting lecturers to maths and science competitions — also develop confidence and intellectual curiosity.
“Staff and pupils are thriving under Hannah Nemko’s leadership, clearly demonstrated by the 28 students who are attending Oxbridge this year. Dame Alice Owen’s School’s sustained excellence has made it the clear choice as The Sunday Times Southeast State Secondary School of the Decade.”
We are and remain, incredibly proud of our fantastic staff who never shy away from going the extra mile to encourage, support and inspire our young people. We share this award with the students who, in return, inspire the staff with their curiosity, commitment to their studies and determination to succeed as well as with their parents and carers who support both their young people and the school in their endeavours. We would particularly like to thank our governing body and Trustee for their support for their ongoing, unwavering support, most especially over these last, difficult, months.
It is my pleasure to share this award in the memory of our beloved Dr Davison who played such a large part in making the school the success it is today.
We look forward to celebrating many more successes together in the years ahead.
- 23rd October 2020
End of Half Term Newsletter Now Available!
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 restful half term!