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Application Info

Note: FAQ’s for Parents – Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs list before contacting the school with any queries. This will enable our Admissions Office to deal with priority calls – thank you.

Secondary Transfer September 2019

Continuing Interest

If you gave Dame Alice Owen’s School a higher preference than the school you have been allocated you will automatically continue to be considered for a place at Dame Alice Owen’s School up until the end of the summer termYou should accept the place you have been offered – you do not need to take any other action – you will be contacted if we are in a position to offer your child a place.  If you wish to be considered for a place beyond July you can make an In Year application for Year 7 via Hertfordshire County Council towards the end of the summer term.  This process was explained in the letter you received on 1st March 2019.

Movement on Lists

Movement on the academic, music and distance lists will be regularly updated on this page.  Please use this as your first point of reference and please do not contact the Admissions Office for this information – this will enable them to deal with priority calls during this busy time.  We will contact you if we are in a position to offer you a place.

Academic Places have been offered up to and including ranked position number 111.

Music Places have been offered up to and including ranked position number 15.

Distance Criterion 2 – the furthest home-school distance we have been able to allocate a place to is 442.99 metres from the address point for the school.

Please find below a report showing how places were allocated under each criteria:

Secondary Transfer September 2020 (current Year 5 children)

See Key Dates for an up to date timeline of dates.

The Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available here from Wednesday 15th May – Wednesday 19th June 2019.

If you are interested in a school place for admission in 2020 you should:-

  • Read our Admissions Arrangements for Secondary Transfer 2020. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our admissions rules.

Test Registration

If you are interested in applying under our musical aptitude or academic criteria your child will need to sit assessment tests. The Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available here from Wednesday 15th May – Wednesday 19th June 2019 (the closing date for registration).

Before registering you should:-

  • Ensure your Child’s permanent address is within one of our Local Priority Areas. Children from outside of these areas are not eligible to be considered under these criteria and therefore cannot take our tests.
  • Ensure your child is available for the dates of the tests as detailed on our Key Dates page.
  • Complete the online Test Registration Form. Please note we are unable to accept test registration requests after the published date of 19th June 2019.

Our Verbal Reasoning paper will be produced by GL Assessment. Familiarisation papers for all tests can be accessed here.

Secondary Transfer Application Information

The information below is intended to give you further information about the School and the Admissions process.

Admission Arrangements Key Dates Familiarisation Papers
Results Entrance Exam Information EHCP Applications
Access Arrangements Music Test Information


22 places are allocated every year (under criterion 2) to applicants living closest to the School. The map below shows the furthest distance allocated to over the past 3 years. Sometimes we are able to offer further distance places under criterion 7. The student audit reports below show how many places have been allocated under distance year on year.

It is recommended that parents who live in close proximity to the School, read the Verification of “Permanent Home Addresses” document on the Overview page.

Historical Information – Allocation of Places

Reports show how places were allocated on 1st March each year according to our Admissions criterion.

Appeal Process

Information about the appeal process can be found on our Admissions Overview page