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Key Dates

Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2019
(Current Y6 Children)

We aim to provide test dates by the end of the autumn term for the following September in order that interested parents can ensure their child’s availability. One further date will be arranged, only if required, for children that are medically unfit on the test day (a medical certificate will be required) or have religious reasons for being unable to attend. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN FOR ANY OTHER REASONS THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE.

Thursday 18th October – Entrance Exam and Musical Aptitude Test Results were sent by post.  If you have not received your letter by Tuesday 23rd October please email admissions@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk to advise them.  Please note we are unable to give results over the telephone.

Information will include your child’s ranking and the lowest ranking position that we have been able to offer to in previous years. Children ranked below position 325 in the verbal reasoning will not have their English and Maths papers marked as they will be deemed by the Governors not be eligible for consideration for admissions to the school under the academic criterion.  These letters do not constitute an offer of place in the School but are given for information purposes only.  We give as much information as possible in this letter and are unable to provide any further guidance on the likelihood of gaining a place.

Monday 31st October 2018 – National deadline for submitting your Common Application Form (CAF) to your home Local Authority. You should rank schools in order of your true preference.  If you wish your child to be considered for a place at Dame Alice Owen’s School you must include it as one of your preferences.

Thursday  1st March 2019 – National Allocation Day

Your home Local Authority will inform you  which secondary school your child has been allocated.

Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2020 (Current Y5 Children)

16th  May 2019 (provisional date) – Online Registration for Entrance Exams and Music tests opens. The online Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available on the admissions section of the school website from this date. NB: Your permanent home address must be within one of our Local Priority Areas by the closing date for test registration, in order to register for our tests. A list of these areas can be found in our Admissions Information on the school website.

19th June 2019 (provisional date) – Closing Date for Test Registration We are unable to accept any test registration requests beyond this date as we are obliged to adhere to the dates published in our Admissions Arrangements.

Thursday 18th July 2019 – Open Afternoon from 2.00–5.00pm (Last tour at 4.30pm) Opportunity for parents and children to see the School. Various activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon including musical interludes and science experiments. Admission information will be available, past papers on sale and staff on duty to answer any questions. Booking is not required. Please park with consideration for our neighbours.

Monday 2nd September 2019 – provisional Part I Entrance Examination

Tuesday  3rd September 2019 (provisional date) Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.    


We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQ’s list before contacting the school with any further queries, as you may find the answer to your question here. This will enable our Admissions Officer and general office staff to deal with priority calls – thank you for your consideration.