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Dixons Music Primary


Admissions consultation for September 2024 entry

A consultation took place to consider proposed changes to the admissions arrangements for this Academy between Monday 14 November 2022 and Friday 23 December 2022. The details of the consultation were published on the Dixons Academies Trust website and the individual academy websites. Letters were also sent to stakeholders within the school community.

During that period, stakeholders were invited to express their feedback and let us know of any concerns about proposals for the 2024 Admissions Arrangements. The stakeholder span included parents, the academy community, local community and religious groups, hirers of space at the academy, local councillors, the Local Authority and if relevant the neighbouring authorities, the local community and other schools/academies.

The outcome of the consultation can be found here.

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 August.


Reception intake for September 2023

Parents can apply for a place at the Academy by naming it as a preference on the local authorities’ Common Application Form (CAF). You will receive information about applying from your child's nursery, pre-school setting, or your local authority (council), in November 2022. If you do not receive this information, please contact your local authority’s admissions department.

The Academy offers 6 places to children with an aptitude for music. The deadline to apply for a music place is 3.30pm on Friday 25 November 2022. Further information about the music places can be found below. The supplementary form, which needs to be completed to apply for one of these places, is available from the Downloads section below.

More information about the primary school application process and the application form will be available on the following webpage from 14 November: Council website

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. Please note that this Academy does not allocate places based on the distance a child lives from the Academy.

Last year there were 253 applications for the 60 places available; the breakdown of how places were allocated 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)


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

Children with an EHCP


Looked-after & former looked-after children


Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)


Music specialist places (10%)


Children of staff (up to 2)


Siblings of children in years Reception to 5


Random allocation


Twins/triplets/siblings of children in same admission year allocated under random allocation



The Admissions & Appeals policy containing the admissions arrangements can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

If you have any specific questions about the admissions process, please contact us via the details given below.


Music specialism

There are six places (10% of our intake) available each year for children who demonstrate a particular aptitude for music.

These places are aimed at those children with a gifted musical aptitude and children will be required to actively participate in the musical workshop in order to be considered for a place.

To apply for one of these places, parents must complete the Supplementary Form (available from the Downloads section below) and return it to the Academy by the deadline. Paper forms can also be requested by e-mailing: or by telephoning 01274 089780 - option 7 for Admissions & Appeals.

All applicants by the deadline will be required to attend a musical workshop on the morning of either Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 December, in order to be considered for one of these places.

Children who are unsuccessful in gaining a music specialist place will still be considered for one of the remaining places, along with all other applicants.


Exceptional medical or social need and Children of staff criteria

If you are applying for a place at the Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions guidance document, which can be found in the Downloads section below.


In-Year admissions

Dixons Music Primary 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.

If a vacancy does occur, we will look at the waiting list for that year group and the random allocation process will be run. 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 wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to Admissions via e-mail or letter (contact details are given below) with the following information; you may also wish to include the reason for application. A written confirmation will be sent to you to advise what the current situation is.

Information required:

  • 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 089780 - option 7 for Admissions & Appeals

Address: Admissions, c/o Lewis Building, Dixons City Academy, Ripley Street, BRADFORD, BD5 7RR

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.

Admissions guidance for Reception 2023 (PDF)
DMP supplementary form Reception 2023 (WORD)
DMP Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DMP 2022 23 In year guidance (PDF)
DMP Admissions 2022 23 updated (PDF)
DMP Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)