Secondary admissions

The academy will be non-selective, taking in mixed, multi-ethnic students of all abilities and serving the local community first.

The admissions policy for the academy will reflect the Bradford inclusion strategy and the local special educational needs strategy.

Year 7 intake in September 2019

The deadline for submission of completed supplementary forms was 3.30pm on Monday 24th September 2018.  Any forms received by the deadline will be processed and those children will be invited to sit the non-verbal reasoning assessment.  Applications received after this deadline will go onto a waiting list to be considered after those who applied by the deadline.

Timetable for Admissions

Tuesday 12th September 2018:  Open Evening.  5pm to 6pm and 6pm to 7pm.

Saturday 13th October 2018:  Assessment for children whose forms are submitted/returned by the deadline.

31st October 2018: Common preference form to be completed and returned

December: Bradford LA sends details of applications to the Academy. Academy sends a fair banded list of students to be offered places to Bradford LA.

March 2019: LA writes with offers of places made to parents. 

Year 7 intake in September 2020

Details of the admissions arrangements are given in the Admissions & Appeals Policy which can be found in the Downloads section below.  Please note that the Policy relates only to the admission year stated on the document and is subject to change in future years.

In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)

Dixons Allerton Academy is a popular school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group, which does not happen very often.

Should you wish to enquire about vacancies, please telephone or write to Admissions (via the contact details given above) with the information required (above).  You may also wish to include the reasons for applying.  A written confirmation will be sent to you to advise what the current situation is.

Because we are part of a coordinated admission scheme, you also need to complete an In-Year Application Form for the local authority in order to be eligible for a place if a vacancy occurs.

The In-Year form is available by downloading it from their website (see address below), or you can request for it to be sent to you by e-mailing: or by telephoning 01274 439200

Where vacancies do occur, we look at the waiting list and rank this in order of distance and prioritise in accordance with the oversubscription criteria (see Admissions and Appeals Policy in the ‘Policies’ section of the website).  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 In-Year Application Form).

Applying for entry into Post 16 (sixth form)

The Academy has published specific criteria in relation to minimum academic entrance requirements for progression from Year 11 to the Post 16 provision.  There will be a right of appeal to an independent appeals panel for students refused transfer.

Special educational needs

Students with special educational needs (SEN) are supported and well-catered for in the Academy. Students with disabilities will not be being treated less favourably than other students. We can provide details of existing facilities to assist access to the school by students with disabilities. The accessibility plan (required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) covers policies for increasing access to the school by students with disabilities. Information about the implementation of the governing body’s policy on students with special educational needs is available to parents and carers.

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