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Dixons McMillan Academy


Year 7 intake in September 2024

The national offer date for Year 7 school places is Friday 1 March 2024. Parents who completed the local authorities Common Application / Preference Form (CAF / CPF) will be advised by the local authorities of the school allocated to their child on this date.

For Dixons McMillan, there were 1078 applications via the supplementary form for the 134 places available. The breakdown of places by stanine band and by oversubscription criteria is as follows:

Oversubscription criteria

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 students in years 7 to 10 at the Academy


Children at Dixons Music Primary


Children at Dixons Manningham or Dixons Marchbank academies


Distance (the furthest distance admitted was 0.607 miles)


Twins of children admitted under the criteria above



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 2024, but you should also return the local authority’s Waiting List form to inform them if you want your child to stay on the waiting list for this academy 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 Y7 application form available in the Downloads section below. If you completed a CAF but did not make 5 preferences, then you can complete the Y7 Additional Preference form, also available in the Downloads section below.

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


telephone: 01274 089870 – option 7

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.

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

Year 7 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.

Sixth form

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:

Y7 2024 Waiting List Form (PDF)
Late Y7 2024 Application Form (PDF)
Y7 2024 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Dixons Admissions Guidance 2024 intake (PDF)
In year application guidance (PDF)
DMA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)
DMA Admissions Appeals Policy 2023 24 (PDF)
DMA Admissions Appeals Policy 2025 26 (PDF)