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.


Key Dates Secondary Transfer Admissions Entry September 2024 

31 October 2023 – Deadline for submitting CAF to your home Local Authority 
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 will be offered by your home LA
28 March 2024 – Last date to register an appeal with Hertfordshire County Council
3 May 2024 – Second (and final) continuing interest run
May – July 2024 –  If vacancies occur they will be filled from the continuing interest list

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 – 5 PM – no booking 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
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) 

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