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Dixons Allerton Academy

Secondary admissions

Year 7 intake in September 2023

The national offer date for Year 7 school places was Wednesday 1 March 2023. Parents who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form (CAF / CPF) were advised by the local authorities of the school allocated to their child on this date.

For Dixons Allerton, there were 756 applications on the CAF / CPF for the 245 places available. The breakdown of places by oversubscription criteria is as follows:

Oversubscription criteria

Students at Dixons Allerton moving from Year 6


Children with an EHCP


Looked-after & former looked-after children


Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)


Children of staff (up to 4)


Siblings of students in years Reception to 12 at the Academy


Children at Dixons Manningham or Dixons Marchbank academies


Distance (the furthest distance admitted was 1.162 miles)


Twins/triplets of children admitted under the above categories



* An additional 5 children have been allocated above the admission number of 245, due to several children requiring a school place for whom there was no place available in the local authority. These additional admissions were allocated to children via the distance criterion and were given to those who were highest up the list. These additional places apply to this academic year only.

Regrettably, because of the high number of applications it has not been possible to offer every child, who wants one, a place. We automatically keep every child's name on the waiting list until the end of December 2023. You should also return the local authority’s Waiting List form to inform them if you want your child to stay on the waiting list for this academy or any other school. A copy of the form is available from the Downloads section below.

If you have not yet completed a local authority Common Application Form (CAF) you should complete the Late Preference form available in the Downloads section below. If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences then you can complete the 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 us via:


telephone: 01274 089890 – option 2

Year 7 intake September 2024

The admissions policy for entry into Year 7 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 July.

In-Year Applications

Dixons Allerton Academy is an oversubscribed school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group which rarely happens.

To apply, 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.

If a vacancy does occur, the Academy will look at the waiting list and children will be prioritised in accordance with the oversubscription criteria (see In-Year Guidance document in the Downloads section below). We send this list to the local authority, and they then allocate the place in the order of the waiting list and in line with parental preference (as specified on the ICAF).

Should you have any questions about the admissions process, please e-mail: or telephone: 01274 089890 – option 2

Applying for entry into Post 16 (sixth form)

The Academy publishes specific criteria in relation to minimum academic entrance requirements for progression from Year 11 to the Post 16 provision. Please see the Post 16 section for further information.

Bradford LA Year 7 Waiting List Form and Allocation Information (PDF)
Bradford LA Year 7 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Bradford LA Year 7 Late Application Form (PDF)
Admissions Guidance Year 7 2023 Bradford secondaries (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DAA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DAA 2022 23 In year Guidance (PDF)
DAA Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)