Admissions

Year 7 intake in September 2020

If you wish to apply for a child to start Year 7 in September 2020, please click here to access the online supplementary form. On completion of the form you will receive an e-mail to advise you it has been submitted.

Alternatively, if you wish to download a supplementary form this is available in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. Paper copies are also available from the Reception Desk at the Academy.

The deadline for submission of the completed supplementary form is 3.30pm on Monday 23rd September 2019.

Places will be filled in line with the oversubscription criteria outlined in our Admissions & Appeals Policy (see downloads section below).

For September 2019, there were 1165 applications direct to the Academy and places were allocated as follows:

  • EHCP - 4
  • Looked-after - 5
  • Exceptional medical/social need - 1
  • Performing arts - 16
  • Staff - 3
  • Siblings - 55
  • Dixons Music Primary - 4
  • Random allocation – 73
  • Sibling in the same year - 4


Open evening

The open event for 2020 admissions will take place on Tuesday 10th September 2019. Arrival is 4.15pm to 6.00pm. Presentations will take place at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6.00pm.


Year 7 intake in September 2021

We start to accept details onto a mailing list from when children commence Year 5 at primary school. To register your interest, please send the following information in writing via a letter or e-mail to:

Address: Admissions, c/o Dixons McMillan Academy, Trinity Road, Bradford, BD5 0JD

E-mail: admissions@dixonsca.com

Telephone: 01274 776777 – please ask for Admissions

Information required:

  • Child’s full name, date of birth, present school and home address
  • Name of parent/carer
  • Address of parent/carer, if different to the child's address
  • Contact telephone number

On receipt of this information, you will receive a confirmation in writing advising you that the details have been added to the mailing list. Information about the admissions process will then follow at the end of July 2020 (i.e. the end of Year 5).

Details of our current admissions arrangements are given in the Admissions & Appeals Policy (see Downloads section below). Please note that the Policy relates only to the admission year stated on the document and is subject to change in future years.


In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)

Dixons City Academy is a very popular school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group which rarely happens.

Should you wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to Admissions (via the contact details given above) with the information required (see list above). You may also wish to include the reasons for applying. A written confirmation will be sent to you to confirm that we have added the details to our waiting list.

You will also need to complete an In-Year Common Application Form (ICAF) for the local authority in order to be eligible for a place if a vacancy occurs. The ICAF and more information about the process is available from www.bradford.gov.uk/education-... or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk or by telephoning 01274 439200.

If a vacancy does occur, we will look at the waiting list for children who are in the same ability band as the child who is leaving. The random allocation process will be run and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria (see Admissions and Appeals Policy in the Downloads section below). We send this list to the local authority and they then allocate the place in the order of the waiting list and in line with parental preference (as specified on the ICAF).


Sixth form

The sixth form (Post 16) at Dixons City Academy will close in Summer 2020. Applicants who wish to study in a Dixons school for sixth form can apply to the new Dixons Sixth Form Academy via their website: www.dixons6a.com

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