Studying at Dame Alice Owen’s


Every year we are able to welcome a small number of students to our sixth form. Please take the following steps if you wish to find out more, and to apply:

        1. Join us for our open afternoon

This will be on Thursday 9th November from 4.15pm. You will have the opportunity to see the school, meet some teachers, and hear from the Head of Sixth Form. There is no need to book.  Preparing for the Open Afternoon.

If you are not able to join us, you can see the guide to courses below.

       2. Check the admissions criteria

To join the sixth form we require all students to have a minimum of five Grade 6s at GCSE, with a minimum of Grade 5 in English Language and Maths. There may be more precise admissions criteria for individual subjects, these can be found in the guide to courses.

       3. See which courses you would like to study with us

The guide to our courses is here. This version refers to Sept 2023 entry and will be updated for 2024 entry in the new academic year.  It will still give you a good insight into the courses we offer at A level.

       4. Understand how offers are made

The Head of Sixth Form will explain our admissions process at the Open Afternoon on 9th November and from this time there will be a video here explaining the process. We do not offer places on the basis of your grades (other than that you are likely to meet our admissions criteria.)

       5. Gather the necessary information

          To apply you will need the following information. You can start gathering that from your school now:

  • Your UPN (unique pupil number)
  • Your ULN (unique learner number)
  • Your UCI (unique candidate identifier)
  • The name and email address of the person at your school who will give you a reference. The reference is very short, we are only looking for confirmation that you are likely to meet our entry requirements

Some schools don’t use all of these numbers, especially if you are applying from abroad or a private school – please gather as many as you can.

        6. Apply!

Applications open on Thursday 9th November at 3.45pm. The link will be found here. The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st December at Noon. From this point onwards, we will hold a waiting list for late applications which will be available in the same place.


For any further queries regarding our Admissions process, please email                                                                        [email protected]


School Contact Info

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Dugdale Hill Lane
Potters Bar

01707 643441
[email protected]

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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