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Application Information

Note: FAQ’s for Parents – Please refer to our comprehensive FAQs list before contacting the school with any queries. This will enable our Admissions Office to deal with priority calls – thank you.

Secondary Transfer September 2021 (current Year 5 children)

See Key Dates for an up to date timeline of dates.

If you are interested in a school place for admission in 2021 you should:-

  • Read our Admissions Arrangements for Secondary Transfer 2021.  This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our admissions rules.

Test Registration

Our Academic and Musical aptitude Test  Registration for entry September 2021 has now closed.  We are unable to accept any late requests.    We hope to confirm test arrangements to those that have registered within the timeframe no later than 13th July.

Secondary Transfer Application Information

The information below is intended to give you further information about the School and the Admissions process.

Admission Arrangements Key Dates Familiarisation Papers
Results Entrance Exam Information EHCP Applications
Access Arrangements Music Test Information

Secondary Transfer September 2020 (current Year 6 children)

If you gave Dame Alice Owen’s School a higher preference than the school you have been allocated you will automatically continue to be considered for a place at Dame Alice Owen’s School up until the end of the summer term. You should accept the place you have been offered – you do not need to take any other action – you will be contacted if we are in a position to offer your child a place.  If you wish to be considered for a place beyond July you can make an In Year application for Year 7 via Hertfordshire County Council towards the end of the summer term.  This process will be explained in the email/letter you receive.

Movement on Lists

Movement on the academic, music and distance lists will be regularly updated on this page.  Please use this as your first point of reference and please do not contact the Admissions Office for this information – this will enable them to deal with priority calls during this busy time.  We will contact you if we are in a position to offer you a place.

  • Academic Places have been offered up to and including ranked position number 119.
  • Music Places have been offered up to and including ranked position number 13.
  • Distance Criterion 2– the furthest home-school distance we have been able to allocate a place to is 403.95 metres from the address point for the school.

Information correct as of 25th June 2020

Map – Allocation of Local Places

22 places are allocated every year (under criterion 2) to applicants living closest to the School. The map below shows the furthest distance allocated to over the past 3 years. Sometimes we are able to offer further distance places under criterion 7. The student audit reports below show how many places have been allocated under distance year on year.

It is recommended that parents who live in close proximity to the School, read the Verification of “Permanent Home Addresses” document on the Admissions Overview page.

Historical Information – Allocation of Places

Reports show how places were allocated on 1st March each year according to our Admissions criterion.

Allocation of places March 2020

Appeal Process

Information about the appeal process can be found on our Admissions Overview page