Dame Alice Owen’s School

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County Hertfordshire
Address Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar EN6 2DU
Type Mixed partially selective
Pupils 1,438
Places in Year 7 200 – 32% selective           10% musical ability
Open Days October
Competition 4+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format GL 11 Plus – Maths and CEM 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (including comprehension)



Description of the school – Dame Alice Owen’s School

This is a large school, with the majority of students living locally although a sizeable number travel from a wide area of North London. About 20 places a year are reserved for children living in Islington. This is a legacy of the school’s original foundation some 400 years ago, in Islington. Some places (65) are awarded by academic selection and the overall attainment on entry to the school is very high. There are 10 places assigned on musical aptitude. There is a very low number of students eligible for free school meals, almost all students are fluent in English and there is a low proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or difficulties. The proportion of students with statements of special educational need is similar to the national average.

Measures of social prosperity are higher than the national average. The school has been a specialist language college since 1996 and recently added science as a second specialism.