Potters Bar school wins key national accolade
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As it hopes for a multi-million pound grant to replace badly ageing classrooms, a Potters Bar state secondary school has been named as the best in Britain by a national newspaper.
Dame Alice Owen’s School in Dugdale Hill Lane has been named by The Sunday Times as State Secondary School of the Year 2017.
Although some fully selective schools got better exam results, the newspaper gave Dame Alice Owen’s the accolade to recognise its wide range of additional activities, such as lunch clubs and a full programme of visits.
Headteacher Hannah Nemko said: “We are absolutely delighted to see that the hard work of all of our teachers, the governing body, parents, and students has been recognised.
“This accolade is all the more remarkable as we are the first non-grammar school to win this prestigious award.”
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