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IMPORTANT – CHANGE TO ENTRANCE TEST DATES 

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Unfortunately due to  Covid-19 we have had to cancel our timetabled autumn tours.  We are sorry that we are unable to welcome prospective families to our school and hope to be able to resume visits next summer.  We are aiming  to produce an additional  information video during the next few weeks to give  further insight into life at Dame Alice Owen’s School  – this will be posted on this page as soon as it is ready.   Please do explore our website which provides further information about the school.

We aim to provide test dates by the end of the autumn term for the following September in order that interested parents can ensure their child’s availability. One further date will be arranged, only if required, for children that are medically unfit on the test day (a medical certificate will be required) or have religious reasons for being unable to attend. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN FOR ANY OTHER REASONS THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE.

Secondary Transfer Admissions entry September 2021

The school has now received approval of our request for a   variation to our test dates.  The new  confirmed   dates are as follows :
Wednesday 2nd September – EMAILS WITH THE OCTOBER INVITATIONS TO THE ENTRANCE/MUSIC  TESTS WERE SENT.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL PLEASE CONTACT admissions@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

Saturday 3rd October – Verbal Reasoning Tests 

Sunday 4th October – Verbal Reasoning and Musical Aptitude Tests (Round 1)

Thursday 29th October –We aim to email test results for Part I of the Entrance exam (Verbal Reasoning) and the first round Musical Aptitude test results no later than this date, which will be helpful to you when making your secondary transfer application (deadline 31st October).  The highest ranked 325 candidates in the Verbal Reasoning will be invited back for Part II (English and Mathematics).  Candidates who ranked below 325 will be advised that they are not being invited to progress to Part II of the tests.  The email will include the mark achieved in the Verbal Reasoning test. In the Musical Aptitude tests those achieving 47 or above will be invited back for an individual music assessment.  

Saturday 31st October deadline for submitting CAF to your home Local Authority

Saturday 7th November – Part II Entrance Examination – English and Mathematics

From Monday 9th November – second round Musical Aptitude tests 

Thursday 3rd December – we aim to email test results for the English and Mathematics exams to candidates with ranking information.  

We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQ’s list before contacting the school with any further queries, as you may find the answer to your question here. This will enable our Admissions Officer and general office staff to deal with priority calls – thank you for your consideration.