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Dixons Allerton Academy

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Primary admissions

Reception intake in September 2023

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 2022. If you do not receive this information, please contact your local authority’s admissions department.

More information about the primary school process and the application form will be available on the following webpage from 14 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 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

The Admissions & Appeals policy containing the admissions arrangements can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

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 events

The dates for these will be published on the Academy website shortly.

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


telephone: 01274 089890


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.

Admissions guidance for Reception 2023 (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DAA 2022 23 In year Guidance (PDF)
DAA Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)
DAA Nursery Admissions Policy (PDF)