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Dixons Allerton Academy

Primary admissions

Reception intake in September 2023

The Admissions & Appeals policy containing the admissions arrangements has now been published; a copy of the policy can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page. Further information about the application process will appear on this page in September.

Admissions into Reception for September 2022

Offers of places will be advised to parents via the local authorities on 19 April 2022.

This year there were 175 applications for the 60 places available; the breakdown of how places were allocated is as follows:

Number who named the Academy as a preference


Number of places available


Number who remained on the preference list after the last place was allocated (for national offer day)


Oversubscription criteria

Children with an EHCP


Looked-after & former looked-after children


Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)


Children of staff (up to 2)


Siblings of children at Dixons Allerton*


Distance rule (the furthest distance allocated was 0.347 miles (this was corrected from 1.231 miles on 18/05/22)


Twins/triplets of children admitted under the above categories



* siblings who are currently attending the Academy in Reception up to year 12 and who will still be attending the Academy in September

Any child not offered a place will automatically remain on the waiting list until the end of December 2022. You should also complete the local authority’s (Council) Reception Waiting List form (available from the Downloads section below).

If you did not complete a common application form (CAF), you should complete the Bradford LA Late Reception application form (available from the Downloads section below). If you completed the CAF but did not make 5 preferences, you are entitled to add additional preferences up to 5 preferences in total; to make additional preferences you should complete the Bradford LA Reception Additional preference form (available from the Downloads section below).

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact us via the details given below.

Information about applying

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority/council CAF (Common Application Form). You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form.

If you are applying for a place at Dixons Allerton under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions Guidance document which is available from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

More information about the primary school application process is available here from November.

The Academy receives more applications than there are places available. Places will be filled in line with the oversubscription criteria stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below).

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

Telephone: 01274 770230

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact us via the details given below.

In-Year admissions

Dixons Allerton Academy is a very popular school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group, which does not happen very often.

Where vacancies do occur, places are decided by applying our oversubscription criteria (see In-Year Guidance document below).

Should you wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to the Admissions Officer via e-mail or letter (contact details are given below) with the following information; you may also wish to include the reason for application.

  • 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


Dixons Allerton Academy


Telephone: 01274 770230

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 or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: or by telephoning 01274 439200.

Nursery admissions

If you are interested in applying for your child to attend our Nursery provision, please fill out the application form. Click here for Application Form.

Bradford LA Reception 2022 WAITING LIST FORM (PDF)
Bradford LA Late Reception 2022 APPLICATION FORM (PDF)
Admissions Guidance Reception entry 2022 (PDF)
DAA Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)
DAA 2021 22 In year Guidance (PDF)
DAA Admissions 2021 22 updated (PDF)
DAA Nursery Admissions Policy (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)