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Dixons Music Primary


Reception intake for September 2024

Reception places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 16 April 2024. Families who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form (CAF / CPF) will be advised by their local authority of the school allocated to their child on this date.

The published admission number for this Academy is 60. There were 235 applications for the 60 places available. The breakdown of places by oversubscription criteria is as follows:

Number who named the Academy as a preference


Number of places available


Number who remained on the waiting list on 16 April (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 (up to 10%)


Children of staff (up to 2)


Siblings* of children at Dixons Music in Reception to year 5


Distance (the furthest distance allocated was 0.663 miles)


Siblings of children in the same admission year



* Siblings are children with brothers / sisters who are currently attending the Academy and who will still be attending the Academy in September, and who live at the same address.

** In line with our admission arrangements, an additional child has been allocated a place above the admission number of 60, because they are the twin of a child who qualified for a place.

Regrettably, because of the high number of applications it has not been possible to offer every child, who wants one, a place. If your child was not allocated a place, this was solely because they did not qualify as high as other children on the list. For example, the distance of your address is further away than other children on the list or they do not have a sibling (brother / sister) at the Academy.

We automatically keep every child's name on the waiting list until the end of December 2024, however, you should also return the local authority’s Reception Waiting List form (available from the Downloads section below) to inform them that you want your child to stay on the waiting list for this Academy or any other school you applied for.

If you have not yet completed a local authority Common Application Form (CAF) you should complete the Reception Late Application Form (available in the Downloads section below). If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences, then you can complete the Reception additional preference form (also available in the Downloads section below) and list the Academy as a preference.

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office via:


telephone: 01274 089780 – option 7

In-Year admissions

Dixons Music Primary is a heavily 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 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 in the Admissions & Appeals policy 2023-24 (available from 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 089780 – option 7.

Reception intake in September 2025

The admissions & appeals policy for the academic year 2025-2026 can be found below. Further details about the process to apply to start in September 2025 will appear on this page in Summer.

Reception Waiting List Form 2024 (WORD)
Reception late application form 2024 (WORD)
Reception Additional Preference Form 2024 (WORD)
DMP Admissions Guidance 2024 intake (PDF)
DMP Music Place SIF 2024 intake (WORD)
DMP Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DMP Admissions & Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DMP Admissions Appeals Policy 2025 26 (PDF)