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Dixons Allerton Academy

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Primary admissions

Reception intake for September 2024

The published admission number for the Academy is 60.

If you have not yet completed a local authority Common Application Form (CAF) you should complete the Reception Late Application Form (available in the Downloads section below).

If you completed a CAF but you did not make 5 preferences, and you wish to add Dixons Allerton as a preference, then you can complete the Reception additional preference form (also available in the Downloads section below).

If you completed a CAF and made 5 preferences, but you now wish to Dixons Allerton as a preference, then you can complete the Reception waiting list form (available in the Downloads section below) and tick Dixons Allerton on that form.

Reception intake for September 2025

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority (council) common application form (CAF). More information about the application process and a link to the form can be found on the Council’s website in November. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form. If you live outside of the Bradford area, you will need to apply via your own local authority’s website. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2025.

The published admission number for this Academy is 60. If the Academy receives more applications than there are places available, places will be ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria. For full details of the admissions arrangements including the criteria, please read the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below).

If you are applying for a place at the Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please click here for details of what is required.

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 named the Academy as a preference


Number of places available


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 students in years Reception to 12 at the Academy




Twins / triplets of children admitted under the above categories



For entry in September 2024, there were 56 places allocated on national offer day (16 April) and all children who required a place were allocated one.

In previous years, the last child admitted under criteria, including distance, varied because it is dependent upon factors such as the number of children applying that year, the number who qualify under the higher criteria, and the number of children who list the Academy as their 1st preference. As a guide for parents who are considering applying to the Academy, the last distance in previous years has been as follows:


Furthest distance


0.226 miles


0.398 miles

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
telephone: 01274 089890 – option 2

Open Event

Details of open events will be published in the banner at the top of the website.

In-Year admissions

The funding agreement for the Academy dictates how many students it will be funded for in total. The Academy plans its operations such as staffing, timetabling, and provision of resources based on the funding received; this equates to the following provision:

  • In the primary phase (Reception to Year 6) there are 60 places in each year group

If a child is refused a place, this is because admission of another child would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.

Where vacancies occur, places are not offered based on the length of time children have been on the list but are filled in coordination with the local authorities and in line with the oversubscription criteria. It is, therefore, possible that a child may be added to the list who qualifies more highly within the criteria than children already on the list because each time a child is added, the list will be ranked again in line with the published oversubscription criteria. Looked-after children, previously looked-after children, and those allocated a place at the Academy in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol take precedence over those on a waiting list.

Applications should be made on Bradford local authority’s ‘In Year Common Application Form’ (ICAF) which is available from the website. Once completed, the form needs to be returned directly to the local authority. On receipt of an ICAF the local authority will send a copy of this to the Academy, and then respond to advise if a place is available or not.

If you need a paper form, or have questions about the admissions process, please contact the Council’s Admissions Team via:


Telephone: 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.

Reception late application form 2024 (WORD)
Reception Additional Preference Form 2024 (WORD)
Reception Waiting List Form 2024 (WORD)
DAA Reception 2024 guidance (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2025 26 (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DAA Nursery Admissions Policy (PDF)