Dame Alice Owen's School is a secondary day school for boys and girls aged 11-18. Originally founded in 1613, we are Voluntary Aided in status and admit children across the ability range. 65 children per year out of the available 200 places, however, are selected according to aptitude and ability as determined by the Governors' Entrance Examination and an additional 10 places are selected by Music Aptitude tests.
Applications are welcome from parents whose children are likely to make a full and committed contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school, and to benefit from the extensive additional facilities and opportunities provided by the Dame Alice Owen Foundation. Our Governors are legally responsible for admissions to the school, and offers of places are approved by our Governors' Admissions Committee. Governors are fully committed to maintaining our family focus with the sibling criterion, whilst retaining partial selection and musical aptitude.
Admission Arrangements 2014/15 - posted March 2013
For Secondary Transfer and In Year Admissions, please see this section of the website. For Sixth Form Admissions, see Sixth Form.
Hertfordshire County Council organise appeals on our behalf. They have provided information on their process in the document below.
School Admission Appeals Timetable 2013
We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive list of FAQs before contacting the school with any 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.
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