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Key Dates

Secondary Transfer 2018 Key Dates

*PLEASE NOTE – REVISED DATES FOR OCTOBER TOURS* (Tours will now take place Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October – we are no longer able to offer tours on Friday 6th October – please see below for more information)

Thursday 20th July 2017 –  Letters detailing test arrangements should have been received by this date by all those who registered. If you have not received a letter by this date, please email Mrs Debbie Coles, the Admissions Officer via admissions@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

Wednesday 26th July – Thursday 24th August 2017 The Admissions Office will be mainly closed during this period. Emails will be monitored from time to time so any communication should be made via this method (address above). Should you decide to withdraw your child from our tests it is extremely helpful if you can let us know by email as soon as possible.

1st September – 31st October 2017 – All parents who wish to make an application to the school can do so via their home Local Authority between these dates.

Friday 1st September 2017 – Part I Entrance Examination – Verbal Reasoning and English

Monday 4th September 2017 – Part II Entrance Examination – Mathematics

Tuesday 5th September 2017 –  Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.

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 – Letters with your child’s ranking and the lowest ranking position that we have been able to offer to in previous years will be posted no later than this date. These letters do not constitute an offer of place in the School but are given for information purposes only.

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.