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Dixons Allerton Academy

Primary admissions

Reception intake in September 2023

Reception places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 17 April 2023. Families who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form (CAF / CPF) will be advised by their local authority of the school allocated to their child on this date.

For Dixons Allerton, there were 187 applications for the 60 places available. The breakdown of places by oversubscription criteria 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 on which the Academy was named


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 place allocated under distance criterion was 0.226 miles)


Twins/triplets of children admitted under the above categories



* Siblings are children with brothers / sisters who are currently attending the Academy in Reception up to year 12 and who will still be attending the Academy in September, and who live at the same address.

Regrettably, because of the high number of applications it has not been possible to offer every child, who wants one, a place. If your child was not allocated a place, this was solely because they did not qualify as high as other children on the list. For example, they live further away than other children or they do not have a sibling (brother / sister) at the Academy.

We automatically keep every child's name on the waiting list until the end of December 2023, however, you should also return the local authority’s Reception Waiting List form (available from the Downloads section below) to inform them that you want your child to stay on the waiting list for this Academy or any other school you applied for.

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 did not make 5 preferences then you can complete the Reception additional preference form (also available in the Downloads section below).

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office via:


telephone: 01274 089890 – option 2


Reception intake September 2024

The admissions policy for entry into Reception in September 2024 can be found below. Further details about the admissions process and the date of the open evening will be added to this page in August.


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 e-mail the Admissions Officer 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


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 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 Waiting List form 2023 (WORD)
Bradford LA Reception Late application form 2023 (WORD)
Bradford LA Reception additional preference form 2023 (WORD)
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 Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DAA Nursery Admissions Policy (PDF)