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Year 7 intake in September 2022

As of September 2020, the Academy no longer admits children by fair-banding. Consequently, children who are applying for this Academy are not required to sit the non-verbal reasoning assessment and it is no longer necessary to complete a Dixons supplementary form (SIF) to apply to this Academy.

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority/council CAF (Common Application Form). You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form.

If you are applying for a place at Dixons Allerton Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions Guidance document which is available from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

The Academy receives many more applications than there are places available. Places will be filled in line with the oversubscription criteria stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below). Below is a chart showing the number of applications there were last year and how many places were allocated in each criteria:

Number who named the Academy as a preference

837

Number of places available

245

Number who remained on the waiting list on 1 March (national offer day)

437

Number of places awarded to each oversubscription criteria in order of priority

Students at Dixons Allerton moving from Year 6

46

Children with an EHCP

3

Looked-after & former looked-after children

1

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Children of staff (up to 4)

1

Siblings of students at Dixons Allerton

115

Distance (the furthest admission by distance criteria was 0.879 miles)

79

Twins of children admitted under the above categories

0

245

More information about the secondary school application process is available here from September:

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via: e-mail: admin@dixonsaa.com telephone: 01274 770230


Open Event

Subject to restrictions, an open event is planned to take place on Tuesday 14 September. Arrival is from 5.00pm and the event will close at 7pm. Presentations will take place at 5.15pm and 6.15pm.

Please check the Academy website before attending to find out whether the open event is taking place or not.


Year 7 intake in September 2023

As of September 2020, the Academy no longer admits children by fair-banding, therefore, parents do not need to register early to receive information about the supplementary form (SIF). Applications to the Academy are made via the local authorities Common Application/Preference forms which will be available via the local authorities’ websites in September 2022.

Please note that applications to the Academy are prioritised in line with the oversubscription criteria (outlined in the Admissions Policy below) which includes a distance rule. The furthest admission by distance in September 2020 was 0.783 miles and in September 2021 it was 0.879 miles.


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 www.bradford.gov.uk/education-... or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk or by telephoning 01274 439200.

If a vacancy does occur, we 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: admissions@dixonsaa.com or telephone: 01274 770230


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 of the website for further information: https://www.dixonsaa.com/about.

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