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Admissions

Year 7 intake in September 2024

The published admission number for this Academy is 134.

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 applied for the Academy and have not yet contacted the Council to keep your child on the waiting list, then you should complete the Y7 waiting list form now.


Year 7 intake in September 2025

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority (council) common application form (CAF). More information about the application process and a link to the form can be found on Bradford Council’s website in September. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form. If you live outside of the Bradford area, you will need to apply via your own local authority’s website. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2024.

The published admission number for this Academy is 134. If the Academy receives more applications than there are places available, places will be ranked in the order of the oversubscription criteria. For full details of the admissions arrangements, including the criteria, please read the Admissions and Appeals Policy 2025-26 and the Dixons admissions guidance 2025 intake (available from the Downloads section below).

If you are applying for a place at the Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please click here for details of what is required. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2024.

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 named the Academy as a preference

1078

Number of places available

134

Oversubscription criteria

Children with an EHCP

6

Looked-after & former looked-after children

2

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Children of staff (up to 3)

0

Siblings of students in years 7 to 10 at the Academy

50

Children at Dixons Music Primary

1

Children at Dixons Manningham or Dixons Marchbank academies

8

Distance (the furthest distance admitted was 0.607 miles)

67

Twins of children admitted under the criteria above

0

134

Each year the last child admitted under each criterion, including distance, can vary as this is dependent upon factors such as the number of children applying that year, the number who qualify under the higher criteria, and the number of children who list the Academy as their 1st preference. The Academy has only operated a distance criterion for one year and the last child admitted under that criterion for September 2024, lived 0.607 miles from the Academy.

Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:

e-mail: info@dixonsma.com

telephone: 01274 089880


Open Event

An open event is planned to take place on Thursday 26 September. Arrival is from 4.00pm and the event will close at 7.00pm. Presentations will take place at 4.15pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm.


In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)

The funding agreement for the Academy dictates how many students it will be funded for in total. The Academy plans its operations such as staffing, timetabling, and provision of resources based on the funding received; this equates to the following provision:

  • There are 134 places in each of Years 7 to 11.

If a child is refused a place, this is because admission of another child would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources.

Where vacancies occur, places are not offered based on the length of time children have been on the list but are filled in coordination with the local authorities and in line with the oversubscription criteria. It is, therefore, possible that a child may be added to the list who qualifies more highly within the criteria than children already on the list because each time a child is added the list will be ranked again in line with the published oversubscription criteria. Looked-after children, previously looked-after children, and those allocated a place at the Academy in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol take precedence over those on a waiting list.

Applications should be made on Bradford local authority’s ‘In Year Common Application Form’ (ICAF) which is available from the website. Once completed, the form needs to be returned directly to the local authority. On receipt of an ICAF the local authority will send a copy of this to the Academy, and then respond to advise if a place is available or not.

Should you have any questions about the admissions process, please e-mail: admissions@dixonsma.com or telephone: 01274 089780 – option 7

Downloads
Y7 2024 Waiting List Form (PDF)
Late Y7 2024 Application Form (PDF)
Y7 2024 Additional Preference Form (PDF)
Dixons admissions guidance 2025 intake (PDF)
DMA Admissions Appeals Policy 2025 26 (PDF)
DMA Admissions Appeals Policy 2024 25 (PDF)