Admissions

Reception intake for September 2023

The Admissions & Appeals policy containing the admissions arrangements has now been published; a copy of the policy can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page. Further information about the application process will appear on this page in August.


Reception intake for September 2022

Offers of places will be advised to parents via the local authorities on 19 April 2022.

This 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

253

Number of places available

60

Number who remained on the preference list after the last place was allocated (for national offer day)

153

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

Children with an EHCP

1

Looked-after & former looked-after children

0

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Music specialist places (10%)

6

Children of staff (up to 2)

1

Siblings of children in years Reception to 5

18

Random allocation

32

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

2

60

Any child not offered a place will automatically remain on the waiting list until the end of December 2022. You should also complete the local authority (Council) Reception waiting list form (available from the Downloads section below).

If you did not complete a common application form (CAF), you should complete the Bradford LA Late Reception application form (available from the Downloads section below). If you completed the CAF but did not make 5 preferences, you are entitled to add additional preferences up to 5 preferences in total; to make additional preferences you should complete the Bradford LA Reception Additional preference form (available from the Downloads section below).

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

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Information about applying

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 2021. If you do not receive this information, please contact your local authority’s admissions department.

More information about the primary school application process will be available on the following webpage from mid-November: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/education-and-skills/school-admissions/apply-for-a-place-at-one-of-bradford-districts-schools/

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.

Number who named the Academy as a preference

266

Number of places available

60

Number who remained on the waiting list on 16 April (national offer day)

173

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

Children with an EHCP

0

Looked-after & former looked-after children

1

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Music specialist places (10%)

6

Children of staff (up to 2)

2

Siblings of children in years Reception to 5

34

Random allocation

17

Twins of children admitted under random allocation

0

60

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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 who demonstrate 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 and return it to the Academy by the deadline. Due to the postponement of the open event, the deadline for the Form has been extended by 1 week to the 3 December.

All applicants by the advertised deadline will be required to attend a workshop during week commencing 6 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.

If you wish to apply for your child to be considered for one of these places, you should complete the Supplementary Form which can be found in the Downloads section below. Paper forms can also be requested by e-mailing: admissions@dixonsta.com or by telephoning 01274 089780 - option 7 for Admissions & Appeals

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Exceptional medical or social need

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.


Open Event

Subject to coronavirus restrictions, open events are planned to take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 24 November 2021 - POSTPONED New date Wednesday 1 December 2021

• Wednesday 12 January 2022

Parents should arrive shortly before 4.30pm, as the tour will start promptly at that time. The tour will finish at 5.00pm.

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

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting us via:

e-mail: info@dixonsmp.com telephone: 01274 424350 – option 2


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

E-mail: admissions@dixonsta.com

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 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.

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