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Year 7 intake in September 2021

If you wish to apply for a child to start Year 7 in September 2021, 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 can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. Paper forms can also be requested by e-mailing: admissions@dixonsca.com or by telephoning 01274 423134 or 01274 423127.

The deadline for submission of a completed supplementary form is 3.30pm on Monday 21st September 2020.

The Academy receives many more applications than there are places available. Places will be filled in line with the oversubscription criteria stated in the Admissions & Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below). Below is a chart showing how many applications there were last year and how many places were allocated in each criteria.

Number of places available

180

Number who named the Academy as a preference

1697

Number of applications considered by the LA until all places were filled

776

Number who remained on the waiting list

921

Number of places awarded to each oversubscription criteria in order of priority

Children with an EHCP

4

Looked-after & former looked-after children

5

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

2

Performing Arts (10%)

18

Children of staff (up to 3)

3

Siblings of children in years 7 to 10

78

Students at Dixons Music Primary

7

Random allocation

59

Twins of children admitted under random allocation

4

180

Open Event

Because of the current restrictions due to the coronavirus, it will not be possible for parents to visit the Academy in person. Information that would usually be part of the open evening will appear on the Academy website in due course.

Year 7 intake in September 2022

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 423134 or 01274 423127

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 2021 (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.

More information about the Academy is available on this website, but if you are unable to find the information you need then please ring the main Academy number: 01274 776777

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 we drop below the admission number which very rarely happens.

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 In-Year Guidance document 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).

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.

Sixth form

The sixth form (Post 16) at Dixons City Academy closed 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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