Transition to Owens 2020

A message from Mrs Nemko, your new Headteacher

We are all looking forward to meeting you in person as soon as we can but in the meantime we hope that this website gives you a flavour for who we are, and what we are planning to do to make sure that your time at Owen’s is as happy and fulfilling as can be!  The pages that follow will introduce you to the people who are here to help you settle in and answer many of the questions that are burning inside you. I hope that you get in touch with us if we have forgotten to address a question you have about becoming an Owenian; one thing is for sure, if you are wondering about it, lots of other people will be too!

I hope you have a brilliant summer, I can’t wait to meet you!

Your Head Girl, Sophie and Head Boy, Gregoire

Welcome to Owens! We hope you and your families are all well. We’re excited to meet you all next year. You’ve got lots to look forward to.

And Ms McClean,

who looks after Year 7

I am your pastoral director, while you are in Year 7. It is my job to make sure you are happy and settled and learning well.  I can’t wait to meet you all, and to welcome you to Owens. I will be back next week to introduce you to your house, and your form tutor.

Video messages for you to watch

We would like you to listen to these 5 short videos, so that we can welcome you to Dame Alice Owens and tell you a bit about the school. They're just the same as the talks we'd have given in the transition days. Hopefully they will answer some of your questions - if not you …

Information for Parents and Carers

A message for parents Helping your child to feel happy, settled and learning well is a venture that we will share for many years to come. Please watch Mrs Nemko's message about how we might best work together to achieve this. There is a link below to get in touch, should you wish to. Your …

Get to know the rooms and buildings

The newest space in the school where you can sit and chat between lessons. It's called the Brewer's Garden; the school has links to the brewing industry. You'll learn about that in Year 7. The school hall is used in all sorts of ways. We have assembly in there in the morning on some days. …

So many questions!

What if I get lost in my first few weeks?   The school is big but it's very easy to find your way around. On your first day you will spend some time getting used to the layout of the school. If you do get a bit lost, ask for help - a teacher or …

Tell us about you!

We cannot wait to meet you, and to learn all about you. To help us to get to know you a little bit first, here are a few questions we would like you to answer.  Tell us about you!

Clerkenwell House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen's School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s. All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in …

Goswell House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen's School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s. All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in …

Hermitage House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen's School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s. All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in …

Isledon House

You might not know this yet, but Dame Alice Owen's School is over 400 years old. That makes it one of the oldest schools in the country. The school was originally in Islington, and only moved to Hertfordshire in the 1970s. All of the houses are named after places important to the original school in …