Teacher of English
Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU
This job expired on 19 May 2022 – see similar jobs
Expected start date
1 September 2022
19 May 2022 at 12:00pm
9 May 2022
About Dame Alice Owen's School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1449 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- Dame Alice Owen's School website (opens in a new tab)
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Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered students and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11 year old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for students showing the most aptitude in music who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places, in an annual cohort of 200, go to siblings, local students on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority need.
It is this combination of student and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, Governing Body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective.
We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020’ and the country’s highest ranking non-fully selective state school of the year in 2021. Securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year.
Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.
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