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Dame Alice Owen's School named Sunday Times Southeast State School of the Decade

We are incredibly proud and delighted to announce that Hertfordshire based Dame Alice Owen’s School, to whom the Brewers’ Company has been Trustee for over 400 years, 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.

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.”

Headteacher, Hannah Nemko, said: “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.”