Admissions

Year 7 intake in September 2022

As of September 2019, the Academy no longer admits children by fair-banding. Consequently, children who are applying for this Academy are not required to sit the non-verbal reasoning assessment and it is no longer necessary to complete a Dixons supplementary form (SIF) to apply to this Academy.

Applications to the Academy should be made via the local authority/council CAF (Common Application Form). 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 will be filled in line with the oversubscription criteria stated in the Admissions and Appeals Policy (available from the Downloads section below). Below is a chart showing the number of applications there were last year and how many places were allocated in each criteria:

Number who named the Academy as a preference

1447

Number of places available

134

Number who remained on the waiting list on 1 March (national offer day)

825

Number of places awarded to each oversubscription criteria in order of priority

Children with an EHCP

3

Looked-after & former looked-after children

1

Children with exceptional medical or social need (applications agreed)

0

Children of staff (up to 3)

3

Siblings of children in years 7 to 10

45

Students at Dixons Music Primary

39

Distance (the furthest admission by distance criteria was 0.398 miles)

43

Twins of children admitted under the above categories

0

134

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: e-mail: info@dixonsta.com telephone: 01274 424350 – option 1


Open Event

Subject to restrictions, an open event is planned to take place on Wednesday 6 October. Presentations will take place at 5.00pm and 6.30pm; please attend promptly at either time.

Please check the Academy website before attending to find out whether the open event is taking place or not.


Year 7 intake in September 2023

As of September 2019, the Academy no longer admits children by fair-banding, therefore, parents do not need to register early to receive information about the supplementary form (SIF). Applications to the Academy are made via the local authorities Common Application/Preference forms which will be available via the local authorities’ websites in September 2022.

Please note that applications to the Academy are prioritised in line with the oversubscription criteria (outlined in the Admissions Policy available from the Downloads section below) which includes a distance rule. The furthest admission by distance in September 2019 was 0.308 miles, in September 2020 it was 0.467 miles, and in September 2021 it was 0.398 miles.


In-Year admissions (years 7 to 11)

Dixons Trinity 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.

If a vacancy does occur, we 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).

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. 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 www.bradford.gov.uk/education-... or you can request for a form to be sent to you by e-mailing: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk or by telephoning 01274 439200.

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