Dame Alice Owen’s School
Dame Alice Owen’s has a national reputation for significant achievement and academic success, along with high expectations of behaviour. We are as proud of these values as we are of our beautiful setting which has space to incorporate superb recreational and sporting facilities and benefits from excellent transport links. We offer outstanding specialist teaching, caring pastoral support and a very wide range of extra-curricular activities.
In the top 50 performing State Schools of 2011 and with a partially selective admissions process, our school regularly secures around 20 places for students each year at Oxford or Cambridge Universities. The majority of our students go on to study at leading institutions.
Elements of our 400 year history are combined with modern innovation to create a truly distinctive character and a vibrant learning community. Perhaps most importantly, we encourage all students to explore and broaden their interests in a secure, happy and friendly environment and consider our relationship with parents a high priority.
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 became co-educational after the move to our present Potters Bar site in 1973. Her legacy, through the Brewers Company, is still felt throughout our school today, both in respect of traditions and funding.
For more information about our school, please visit our extensive website, which represents our whole school community, including information about our OSA (Owen’s School Association) and for our Old Owenians.