Dame Alice Owen's School Excels Again
We are delighted to report that Dame Alice Owen’s School has excelled once again in this year’s Sunday Times league tables, which were published recently. The school ranked 26th in the top 150 State Secondary Schools in the country in 2018; the highest ever position achieved by a non-fully selective school in the Sunday Times guide and a substantial increase on last year’s ranking of 35th. It was ranked as the top partially-selective State Secondary School in the country and was the only partially-selective school in the top 50. It ranked 6th in the top 20 State Secondary Schools in the South East, with the five higher ranking schools all being fully selective.
In the accompanying article, Dame Alice Owen’s, which was Sunday Times State School of the Year in 2017, was singled out for particular praise: “…Dame Alice Owens’s School, in Potters Bar…selects 37.5% of its intake on academic ability. Its results – 85% of A-level grades at A*- B and nearly 70% of grades A* – A or 9 -7 at GCSE – took it well clear of every other comprehensive or partially selective school in the country. At 26= in our rankings, its position is the highest yet achieved by a non-selective school in our guide.”
Many congratulations to the staff and students of Dame Alice Owen’s School, whose hard work has achieved these excellent results. In these challenging times for education, the Brewers’ Company is pleased to be able to provide support to help this school continue to provide a top quality education for its students.
Published on 10 December 2018