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Year 7 intake in September 2023
Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority (council) common application form (CAF); this can be found on the Council website in September. You will need to name the Academy as one of your school preferences on that form.
If you are applying for a place at Dixons Trinity Academy under the 'Exceptional medical or social need' or 'Children of staff' oversubscription criteria, please follow the instructions in the Admissions Guidance document which is available from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.
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 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
Distance (the furthest admission by distance criteria was 0.39 miles)
Siblings of children in the same admission year
Each year the last child admitted under criteria, 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. As a guide for parents who are considering applying to the Academy, the last distance in previous years has been as follows:
More information about the secondary school application process is available here from September.
Further information about the Academy can be found on this website or by contacting the Academy via:
telephone: 01274 424350 – option 1
An open event is planned to take place on Wednesday 5 October. Presentations will take place at 4.30pm and 6.00pm; please attend promptly at either time.
In-year admissions (Years 7 to 11)
Dixons Trinity Academy is a heavily oversubscribed school and, consequently, a vacancy is only likely to occur if a child leaves the year group which rarely happens.
Should you wish to add your child to the waiting list, please telephone or write to Admissions (via the contact details given below) with the information required (see list below). 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.
- 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
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 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).