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Admissions Consultation for September 2024 entry
Dixons McMillan Academy is consulting on its admissions arrangements for entry in September 2024. The proposal is for the removal of the use of fair-banding (at this academy only) and random allocation as a criterion and the introduction of 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
Year 7 intake in September 2023
If you wish to apply for a child to start Year 7 in September 2023, please click here to access the online supplementary form. On submission of the form, you will receive an e-mail to advise you it has been submitted.
Alternatively, if you wish to download a supplementary form this can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page.
Paper forms can also be requested by e-mailing: email@example.com or by telephoning Admissions on 01274 089780 – option 7.
The deadline for submission of completed supplementary forms is 3.30pm on Monday 26 September 2022.
The Academy receives many more applications than there are places available. Places are ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria as stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below). The table below shows the number of applications there were last year and how many places were allocated in each of the criteria:
Number who completed the SIF
Number who named the Academy as a preference
Number of places available
Number who remained on the waiting list on 1 March (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)
Children of staff (up to 3)
Siblings of children in years 7 to 10
Students at Dixons Music Primary
Siblings of children in the same admission year
More information about the secondary school application process is available on the Council website from September.
Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
Telephone: 01274 424350 – option 3
An open event is planned to take place on Thursday 8 September. Arrival is from 4.00pm and the event will close at 7pm. Presentations will take place at 4.15pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm.
Mailing list for Year 7 – September 2024
Dixons start to accept details onto a mailing list from when children commence Year 5 at primary school. To register your interest, please send the following information via e-mail or telephone the Admissions Office via the contact details below:
- Name of Dixons school or schools you wish to apply for
- Name of parent / carer
- Child’s full name, date of birth and present school
- Home address
- Contact telephone number
telephone: 01274 089780 - option 7
On receipt of this information, you will receive a confirmation in writing advising you that the details have been added to the mailing list. Information about the admissions process will then follow in July 2023 (i.e., at the end of Year 5).
Details of our current admissions arrangements are given in the Admissions & Appeals Policy (see Downloads section below). Please note that the Policy relates only to the admission year stated on the document and is subject to change in future years.
In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)
Dixons McMillan Academy is a heavily oversubscribed school, and a vacancy is only likely to occur if we drop below the admission number, which very rarely happens.
Should you wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to Admissions (via the contact details given above) with the information required (see list above). You may also wish to include the reasons for applying. A written confirmation will be sent to you to confirm that we have added the details to our waiting list.
To apply, 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 the council website or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01274 439200.
If a vacancy does occur, the Academy will look at the waiting list for children who are in the same ability band as the child who is leaving. The random allocation process will be run, and 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 have any questions about the admissions process, please e-mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01274 089780 – option 7
The sixth form at Dixons McMillan Academy closed in Summer 2020. Applicants who wish to study in a Dixons school for sixth form can apply to the new Dixons Sixth Form Academy via their website: www.dixons6a.com