Performing Arts assessment

Dixons City Academy has a specialism in performing arts and, consequently, it can offer up to 10% of places (18 places) each academic year to children applying for a Year 7 place.

These places are aimed at those children who demonstrate a gifted aptitude in Music and/or Drama and children will be required to actively participate in the workshops in order to be considered for a place.

In order to be invited to the performing arts assessment, parents need to complete the Performing Arts page of the supplementary form and the form needs to be submitted by the deadline date. For entry into Year 7 in September 2022 the deadline is 3.30pm on Monday 20 September 2021.


Dates for performing arts assessment

For entry into Year 7 in September 2022, performing arts assessments will be held on Thursday 14 & Friday 15 October 2021.

Applicants will need to attend for half a day; the date and time to attend will be advised by e-mail or letter by Monday 27 September. If you have not received the information by Wednesday 29 September, please contact Admissions by:

  • e-mail: admissions@dixonsca.com
  • telephone: 01274 423134 or 01274 423127


Drama auditions

Applicants who chose the Drama audition on the application form will be sent a copy of the monologue and information on how to prepare for their Drama audition. A copy of the instructions and monologue, and the criteria can be found in the Downloads section below.


Music auditions

Applicants who chose the Music audition on the application form will be sent a copy of the instructions advising them how to prepare for their Music audition. A copy of the instructions and criteria can be found in the Downloads section below.

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Drama and Music workshops

The criteria that applicants will be marked against in the workshops can be found in the Downloads section below.

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