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Key Dates

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.

Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2020 (Current Y5 Children)

Wednesday 15th May 2019 – The Online Test Registration Form (TRF) will be available on the Application Info page 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.

Wednesday 19th June 2019 – 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 – Part I Entrance Examination – Verbal Reasoning

Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Musical Aptitude Test – First Round

Tuesday 17th September 2019 – First round Musical Aptitude Test results sent out

Monday 23rd September 2019 w/c – Second Round Musical Aptitude Tests

Tuesday 24th September 2019 – The Verbal Reasoning test results will be sent out to all candidates that sat the tests.  The highest ranked 325 candidates will be invited back for Part II (English and Mathematics).  Candidates with a ranking below 325 will be advised that they are not being invited to progress to Part II of the tests.

Saturday 28th September 2019 – Part II Entrance Examination – English and Mathematics

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th October 2019 – School Tours during the first period of the school day.  Booking not required.  Just come along on your preferred morning. Year 5 and 6 parents and children are welcome to attend.

  • 9:00 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.

Thursday 24th October 2019 – We aim to send test results for Part II of the Entrance exam and second round of the Musical Aptitude test 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.

Thursday 31st October 2019 – 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.

Monday 2nd March 2020 – 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.