Admissions into Reception for September 2021

The national offer date for school places is Friday 16 April 2021. Parents 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.

For Dixons Music, there were over 260 applications for the 60 places available. The breakdown of places are as follows:

Oversubscription criteria

Children with an EHCP


Looked-after & former looked-after children


Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)


Music places (up to 10%)


Children of staff (up to 2)


Siblings of children in years Reception to 5


Random allocation


Twins of children admitted under random allocation



Regrettably, because of the high number of applications it has not been possible to offer every child, who wants one, a place. We automatically keep every child's name on the waiting list until the end of December 2021. You are advised to return the local authority’s Waiting List form to inform them if you want to stay on the waiting list for this or any other school. A copy of the form is available from the Downloads section below.

If you have not yet completed a local authority Common Application Form (CAF) you should complete the Late Application form available below. If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences then you can complete the Additional Preference Form, also available below.

If you have any specific questions about the waiting list or admissions process, please contact us via the details given 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 423127 or 01274 423134

Address: Admissions, c/o Dixons McMillan Academy, Trinity Road, Bradford, BD5 0JD

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.

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