Message from the Principal
Dixons City Academy is a centre of educational excellence serving the whole community of Bradford. Our students meet and work together in a well-ordered and harmonious and happy community drawn from all cultures and backgrounds across the city. We believe that our students have a key role to play in the economic development and social regeneration of our city in the next decade and beyond.
We are a high-performing school which takes students of all abilities. Our success is built on the traditional values of hard work and respect in a contemporary hi-tech learning environment. We are a genuine learning community in which all students are challenged and stimulated, cared for and supported. Our performance is regularly rated among the top ten state schools nationally both for the grades that our students achieve and also for the ‘distance that they travel’ from entering Dixons City to gaining their GCSES.
Dixons City Academy has always had a focus on a relentless drive for improvement and its staff are entirely student focused with a real ‘can do’ attitude. Currently we are entering a new phase of development with the extension of the Dixons family to now include 4 schools in Bradford. I was appointed by the governors to the position of Principal in September 2011 after leading the school for many years in the position of Vice Principal with the previous Principal, Nick Weller who is now Executive Principal across the group. We are all very excited about the new opportunities that the extension of our group brings, both to provide a Dixons education for more children in Bradford and also in the staff development opportunities that it brings. My role, however, is primarily to focus on the achievement and well-being of the students and staff at Dixons City and this is a role that I take extremely seriously.