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Application Information

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Secondary Transfer September 2020 (current Year 6 children)

Entrance Examination and Musical Aptitude Tests
Results of the second round of the Entrance Tests and Musical Aptitude Test were emailed to candidates on Thursday 17th October 2019.  If you have not received an email, please email our Admissions Office at

Making An Application
If you are interested in applying for a secondary transfer place starting in September 2020 (this includes Siblings, Looked After Children, Locality, Exam, Music, Staff), you should:-

  • Read our Admissions Arrangements for Secondary Transfer 2020. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our admissions rules.
  • Between 1st September – 31st October 2019 include Dame Alice Owen’s School as one of your preferences when you submit your Common Application Form (CAF) to your home Local Authority.  NB This is the ONLY form you need to complete to make an application. There is NO additional form required by the School.

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

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.

Appeal Process

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