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Dixons Music Primary

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Admissions Consultation for September 2024 entry

Dixons Music Primary Academy is consulting on its admissions arrangements for entry in September 2024. The proposal is for the removal of random allocation as a criterion and the introduction of prioritisation for children eligible for pupil premia and prioritisation based on distance.

Further information on the admissions criteria and consultation is available in the Downloads section below. Alternatively, you can visit the Admissions Page on the Dixons Academies Trust website


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

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

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.

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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 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: admissions@dixonsta.com 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.

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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.

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Open Event

Open events will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 22 November 2022 - tour starts at 4.15pm and finishes at 4.45pm

Tuesday 10 January 2023 - tour starts at 4.15pm and finishes at 4.45pm.

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
e-mail: info@dixonsmp.com
telephone: 01274 424350 – option 2

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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.

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