Dame Alice Owen's School

School: Dame Alice Owen's School
Type: Academy
Address: Dugdale Hill Lane Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 2DU
Telephone: 01707 643441
Email: admin@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk
Age range: 11-18

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Admission rules for Dame Alice Owen's School

This is an academy mixed-sex secondary school.

Specialist status: Languages, Science, Music

If you are applying under distance (Rules 2 and 7) please put Rule 2 into the Calculator. 

Rule 1: Relevant Looked After Children.

Rule 2: Distance. The 22 applicants whose permanent home address is closest to the school.

Rule 3: Siblings (at school apart from siblings who entered the school in the Sixth Form). All multiple birth siblings will be admitted, provided that at least one sibling gains a place under any criterion. Places will be allocated under over-subscription criteria 4 and 5 only to children who have their permanent address within one of the Local Priority Areas for the school.

  1. Places will be allocated under 4 & 5 only to children who have their permanent home address within one of the Local Priority Areas for the School (see below) or are educated within the London Borough of Islington. 

Rule 4: Musical aptitude. Children demonstrating musical aptitude as determined by the Governors’ Assessment Procedure (not more than 10 places). The Governors’ Assessment Procedure consists of a written musical aptitude test. A limited number of applicants will be invited back for an individual test.

Rule 5: Academic aptitude. Up to 65 children selected by academic ability having taken the Governors’ Entrance Examination. Of these, we will admit as many children from the Islington priority area as when added to the number from that area already admitted under Rules 1 to 4, will ensure that at least 20 children are admitted from Islington. As many children from all Local Priority Areas as, when added to the number from Islington already admitted under the paragraph above, will total not more than 65 children. Subject to these Admission Arrangements, places will be offered in merit order with priority to those children obtaining the highest total score from all three papers.

Rule 6: Children of staff.

Rule 7: Distance. 

Tie-break: If a tie-break is needed between children who are equally qualified within any particular Rule, the place will be offered to the child whose permanent address is closest to the school.

Local Priority Areas (parishes and towns within Hertfordshire): Aldenham, London Colney, Bayford, North Mymms, Brickendon Liberty, Northaw & Cuffley, Colney Heath, Potters Bar, Elstree & Borehamwood, Essendon, Shenley, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Little Berkhamstead, Ridge,

Postcodes within the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield:

EN2 sectors 7, 8

EN4 All sectors

EN5 All sectors

N11 sectors 1, 3

N12 All sectors

N13 sectors 4, 5

N14 all sectors

N20 all sectors

N21 All sectors

Within Islington

Children who have their permanent home address in the London Borough of Islington or are being educated in that Borough.


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