Key Dates


Entrance Exams – we aim to provide test dates by the end of the autumn term for tests taking place later in the year 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.

Prospective parents and their children are warmly invited to attend our annual Open Afternoon which takes place on  Thursday 18th  July 2024.

Booking is not required.  


Key Dates Secondary Transfer Admissions Entry September 2024 

1 March 2024 National Allocation Day – You will be advised of the school you have been allocated by your Local Authority
15 March 2024 – Last date to accept place offered – accept via your home LA
28 March 2024 – First continuing interest run – any places available will be offered by your home LA
3 May 2024 – Second (and final) continuing interest run
May – July 2024 –  If vacancies occur they will be filled from the continuing interest list
23 July 2024 – Continuing interest lists for secondary transfer close. To retain your continuing interest you will need to make an In Year Application

Key Dates Secondary Transfer Admissions Entry September 2025 

Your permanent home address must be within one of our Local Priority Areas by the closing date for test registration, in order for you to register and for your child to sit our tests. A list of these areas can be found here
11 June 2024 – Online Test Registration closes 
We are unable to accept any test registrations after this date

18 July 2024 – OPEN AFTERNOON 2 – 4:45 pm – NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED.  The Head will speak at 3 pm, 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Last tours 4:45 pm.  

2 September 2024 – Entrance Exam Part I (Verbal Reasoning) and  First round Musical Aptitude Test (those registering for both will sit the VR followed by the 20 minute Musical Aptitude test)
3 September 2024 – Further Entrance Test date if required
23 – 27 September 2024 – Second round Musical Aptitude Tests
28 September 2024 – Entrance Exam Part II (English and Maths) 
Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th October
Tours of the school during a normal school day
9 am arrival.  Tours depart between 9.15 and 9.30 am and take approximately 45 minutes.  Booking is not required.   There is no parking available on site.  Please park with consideration for our local residents and do not block roads, pavements or driveways.

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.

Social Info