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Covid-19 and Admissions

Covid-19 and Admissions

EMAILS WITH THE OCTOBER INVITATIONS TO THE ENTRANCE/MUSIC  TESTS WERE SENT ON WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL PLEASE CONTACT admissions@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

IMPORTANT – CHANGE TO ENTRANCE TEST DATES (SEE KEY DATES FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF CONFIRMED  DATES)

The Regional Schools Commissioner has now approved our request to vary our  Admissions Arrangements.  This was as a result of  guidance from the Department for Education that selective tests should not be held at the start of September due to the COVID-19 pandemic

We can therefore confirm that:-

  •  the tests will not take place on the 1st and 2nd September.
  • The first round of our Entrance test and Musical Aptitude tests will  take place on the 3rd and 4th October.
  • The second round of our Entrance test (English and Maths) will be moved from the 26th September to the 7th November.
  • The second round of our Musical Aptitude test will take place over several days in late October/November (exact dates to be confirmed).

A new invitation with exact timings will be sent to all parents that have registered their children for the tests – this email will be sent no later than Friday 4th September.  Our aim is to keep arrangements and timings as similar as possible.

Alternative dates will be offered to candidates who are unable to attend due to illness, religious observance or reasons relating to coronavirus such as exposure to someone who is ill or local protective measures.  Documented/medical confirmation will be required where possible.

Please note that these dates may still be subject to change depending on further advice from the Government or Public Health England.  Please monitor our website for any further updates.

Our updated arrangements can be found here.

Variation to Admissions Arrangements August 2021-22 (Variation approved August 2020) (152KB)

Current Year 6 children (Secondary Transfer 2021) and current Year 11 students (sixth form applications)