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Key Dates

Secondary Transfer 2019 (Current Y5 Children)

We aim to provide 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.

Thursday 19th July 2018 – Open Afternoon from 2.00–5.00pm (Last tour at 4.30pm). Our Headteacher, Mrs Nemko, will give her speech at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. 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.

Friday 20th July 2018 – Parents that have submitted an on time test registration will receive a letter POSTED detailing examination arrangements.

Thursday 26th July – Tuesday 28th August 2018 – 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. 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.

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

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

Tuesday 4th September 2018 –  Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.

Tuesday 18th September 2018 – First round Musical Aptitude Test results posted out

 Monday 24th – Friday 29th September 2018 – Second Round Musical Aptitude Tests

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October 2018

From 9 am – Limited tours of the School on a normal working day. Booking not required.  Just come along on your preferred morning. Parents and children are welcome to attend.  Limited parking will be available in the school playground.

9:05 am – there will be a short introduction from a member of the Senior Leadership Team

9.15 – 9.30 am – tours depart and take approximately 45 minutes.

Please do not arrive after 9:30am as we will be unable to accommodate you.

Wednesday 24th October 2018 –  We will endeavour to post test results for the Entrance exam and second round of the Musical Aptitude tests 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. 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.

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.