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Dixons City Academy


Year 7 intake in September 2024

If you wish to apply for a child to start Year 7 in September 2024, please click here to access the online supplementary form. On submission of the form, you will receive an e-mail to advise you it has been submitted.

The deadline for submission of completed supplementary forms is 3.30pm on Monday 25 September 2023.

The Academy receives many more applications than there are places available. Places are ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria as stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy 2024-25 (available from the Downloads section below).

The table below shows the number of applications there were last year and how many places were allocated in each of the criteria:

Number who completed the SIF


Number who named the Academy as a preference


Number of places available


Number who remained on the stanine list on 1 March (national offer day)


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

Children with an EHCP


Looked-after & former looked-after children


Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)


Performing Arts (10%)


Children of staff (up to 3)


Siblings of children in years 7 to 10


Students at Dixons Music Primary


Students at Dixons Manningham or Dixons Marchbank


Random allocation


Siblings of children in the same admission year



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: or by telephoning Admissions on 01274 089780 – option 7.

More information about the secondary school application process is available on the Council website from September.

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
telephone: 01274 776777

Open Event

An open event is planned to take place on Thursday 14 September. Arrival is from 4.15pm and the event will close at 7pm. Presentations will take place at 4.30pm, 5.15pm and 6pm.

Mailing list for Year 7 – September 2025

Dixons start to accept details onto a mailing list from when children commence Year 5 at primary school. Information on how to register interest for September 2025 will be published here in September 2024.

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 heavily oversubscribed school, and a vacancy is only likely to occur if we drop below the admission number, which very rarely happens.

To apply, you will 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 the council website or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: or by telephoning 01274 439200.

If a vacancy does occur, the Academy will look at the waiting list and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria in the Admissions & Appeals policy 2023-24 (available from 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 have any questions about the admissions process, please e-mail: or telephone: 01274 089780 – option 7

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:

Dixons Supplementary Form 2024 intake Final (WORD)
Dixons Admissions Guidance 2024 intake (PDF)
DCA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
In year application guidance (PDF)
DCA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)