Improvement Planning

Dixons McMillan Academy opened in September 2014. Our Pupil Admission Number is 580 for the academic year 2017 – 18 with equal cohorts in year 7 (referred to as the Class of 2024), year 8 (referred to as the Class of 2023) and year 9 (referred to as the Class of 2022), year 10 (referred to as the class of 2021) and 132 places for the Sixth Form scholars. The academy is already heavily oversubscribed with close to 1100 applications for the 112 places available for the Class of 2024. We will grow to our full capacity of 720 by 2020. We are proud to be part of the Dixons Multi-Academy Trust led by Sir Nick Weller. Our academy sentence summarises our main priority at Dixons McMillan:

“We will do whatever it takes to ensure our whole community is highly employable and fully ready to lead happy and successful lives.”

We aim to develop an efficient and healthy place of learning for our scholars and staff. Our ambitions will only be achieved through highly tailored instruction; diligent learning, a challenging, enriching and appropriate curriculum (within and beyond the school gates); a forensic focus on literacy and numeracy; excellent attendance; and creating a genuine desire to learn cemented together by strong professional relationships across the academy.

Priorities for 2017 - 20

Priority Impact

Sustaining a learning culture inspired by everyone having a growth mindset.

  • Demonstrate   outstanding progress and achievement for all.   
  • Ensure learning is rigorous, engaging and underpinned by meaningful   feedback.
  • Cultivate effective, autonomous staff members at every level of the organisation.
Extending an ethos focussed on employability.
  • Create a disciplined and happy school culture.
  • Develop scholars who demonstrate grit, hard work and determination.
  • Embed a rich and exciting curriculum that provides cultural capital for all.
Maintaining   a community which is cemented by highly professional and productive relationships at all levels.
  • Establish a genuine   three-way partnership between families, scholars and staff.
  • Work with the Dixons Academies to replicate best practice and to contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Develop strong external partnerships to enhance the life choices of DMA scholars.