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Dixons Allerton Academy

Primary admissions

Reception intake for September 2024

UPDATE 16/01/24 - If you have not yet completed the Council application form and need to apply for a Reception place, you will need to download the late application form (available from the Downloads section below) and return it to the address on the form.

Parents can apply for a place at the Academy by naming it as a preference on the local authorities’ Common Application Form (CAF). You will receive information about applying from your child's nursery, pre-school setting, or your local authority (council), in November 2023. If you do not receive this information, please contact your local authority’s admissions department. You should apply through the online admissions system on the Council Website between the 13 November 2023 and 15 January 2024.

More information about the primary school application process will be available on the following webpage from mid-November: Council website.

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

Last 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 waiting list on 16 April (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)


Children of staff (up to 2)


Siblings of children at Dixons Allerton*


Distance rule (the furthest distance allocated was 0.226 miles


Siblings of children in the same admission year



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

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 and open evenings will appear on this page shortly.

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

Exceptional medical or social need and Children of staff criteria

If you are applying for a place at the Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions guidance document, which can be found in the Downloads section below.

Open Event

The Reception open evening will take place on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The evening will start at 4pm and end at 5pm.

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

telephone: 01274 089890

In-year admissions (Reception to year 6)

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 Admissions (via the contact details given below) with the information required (see list below). 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.

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


Telephone: 01274 089890 – option 2

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 the council website 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 Late application form 2024 (WORD)
DAA Reception 2024 guidance (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DAA Nursery Admissions Policy (PDF)