Virtual Open Day

Prospective Parent Virtual Open Day Information Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel our timetabled Open Afternoon and tours of the school. We are sorry that we are unable to welcome prospective families to our school and hope to be able to resume visits next summer. These two videos were filmed during lockdown.

Admissions Policies

It is recommended that families interested in applying to the school under our closest to school criterion read this page


Hertfordshire County Council organise appeals on our behalf.

For secondary transfer appeals Hertfordshire parents can access the online system via their online account. Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper should now use Hertfordshire County Council’s appeals online system and will need to contact Hertfordshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order …

Secondary Transfer

Local Priority Areas

In order to be considered under our Entrance Exam and/or Music Test criteria your child’s permanent home address must be within one of the listed areas below by the date of registration and also at the date of application.

Admissions FAQs

The following replies to FAQs are given for general guidance only and refer to Secondary Transfer and In Year Admissions. If you have any further queries or suggestions to add to this list, which may be of help to other parents, please contact the Admissions Office – thank you.

In Year Applications

Please be aware the school is heavily oversubscribed and we do not currently have any vacancies. The Governing Body is responsible for the allocation of all in-year places in accordance with the School’s published admission rules. The In-year admissions process is applicable to students who wish to apply for a place at Dame Alice Owen’s …

Admissions Office

Our Admissions Office deals with queries about Secondary Transfer and In Year Admissions. We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQs list before contacting the school with any queries, as you may find the answer to your question here.