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Key Dates

Secondary Transfer 2018 Key Dates

The academic and music tests have now taken place. We are unable to accept any further test registration requests.       

From Monday 25th September 2017 – Musical Aptitude Test – Second Round.

Tuesday 3rd October 2017, Wednesday 4th October 2017, Thursday 5th October 2017 – Limited tours of the School on a normal working day. Tours depart between 9:15am and 9:30am on each day and take approximately 45 minutes. Please do not arrive after 9:30am as we will be unable to accommodate you. Pre-booking and registration is not required. Please come along on your preferred morning.  Parents and children are welcome to attend.  Limited parking will be available in the school playground. We are no longer able to offer tours on Friday 6th October.

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Test results for the Entrance exam and second round of the Musical Aptitude test will be posted no later than this date. Information will include your child’s ranking and the lowest ranking position that we have been able to offer to in previous years.  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.

Tuesday 31st October 2017 – 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 2018 – National Allocation Day. Your home Local Authority will inform you which secondary school your child has been allocated.

Secondary Transfer 2019 Provisional Dates

These dates are unconfirmed as yet but are given to provide parents with an overview of the process for Secondary transfer in 2019 (current Y5 children)

We aim to confirm test dates by the end of the autumn term 2017 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.

Mid May 2018 – 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.

Mid June 2018 – Closing Date for Test Registration We are unable to accept any requests for test registration beyond this date.

Thursday 19th July 2018 – 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.

Saturday 1st September 2018 – provisional Part I Entrance Examination – Verbal Reasoning and English

Monday 3rd September 2018 – provisional Part II Entrance Examination – Mathematics

Tuesday 4th September 2018 – provisional 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.