The Governors are fully committed to ensuring that our admissions arrangements are applied fairly to all applicants, including any child with special educational/medical needs or with a disability.
If you consider that your child might be disadvantaged under the terms of the Equality Act 2010, and/or has special educational/medical needs which require particular provision (access arrangements) for the tests you must let us know soon as possible and evidence must be provided no later than the closing date for Test Registration.
if you are unsure of your child’s eligibility for Access Arrangements please speak with either the class teacher or the SENCO at your child’s primary school.
Access Arrangements for the tests are arranged according to the individual requirements of the candidates. It is a complex logistical exercise within the staffing constraints of the school and is not undertaken lightly. It is therefore vitally important that we receive requests and evidence as early in the process as possible. We may not be able to consider information received after Test Registration has closed due to logistics of arranging additional staff/additional test rooms etc.
In order to request Access Arrangements for your child please ensure you:
Send the evidence by email/post together with a copy of your test registration confirmation email to:
The Admissions Officer, Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Hill Lane Potters Bar Herts EN6 2DU
**Failure to provide written evidence from the primary school will mean we are unable to consider your request and we will assume the information you provided on the Test Registration Form was for information purposes only.
Following consideration of the evidence provided parents will be advised of any adjustments the School are able to make.
Arrangements might include:
We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive Admissions FAQs 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.