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Admissions Arrangements 2023-2024

Consultation closed on 12th December. The Governors will meet in due course to consider all comments received and finalise the arrangements. The final Admissions Arrangements will be determined no later than 28th February and will be published on the school website no later than 15th March.

The proposed arrangements are available to view below and the proposed changes are highlighted in the document.

Prospective Parent Virtual Open Day Information

Our student Tech Crew team have produced some additional  information videos to give all interested parties further insight into life at Dame Alice Owen’s School .

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a secondary day school for boys and girls aged 11-18. Originally founded in 1613, we are Voluntary Aided in status and admit children across the ability range. 65 children per year out of the available 200 places, however, are selected according to aptitude and ability as determined by the Governors’ Entrance Examination and an additional 10 places are selected by Music Aptitude tests.

Applications are welcome from parents whose children are likely to make a full and committed contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school, and to benefit from the extensive additional facilities and opportunities provided by the Dame Alice Owen Foundation. Our Governors are legally responsible for admissions to the school, and offers of places are approved by our Governors’ Admissions Committee. Governors are fully committed to maintaining our family focus with the sibling criterion, whilst retaining partial selection and musical aptitude.